Name: Alkebulan Williams
Stage Name: Alkebulan
Occupation: Music Artist/Music Producer/Studio Engineer
Mixtapes: Luna EP, Ankh, Nibiru, Panther + Fox EP
Positivity is easily one of the strongest vibes one can feel while listening to the sounds of New Atlanta rapper Alkebulan. Not only is the young artist talented in regards to his rapping abilities, but his production skills bring a new and unique sound to his music. With an apparent spiritual connection to his music, the style of Alkebulan’s music is as one-of-a-kind as it gets. “My subject matter touches every facet of the black community. Whether it’s about partying or on a militant tip, it hits home. The beats I create are artsy to me. I combine other genres like post dub-step or electro with modern Hip-Hop. My flow is intricate, syllabic, full of vivid imagery, and smooth.”
While many listeners might recognize him as the voice of the infamously catchy hook for Two-9’s single “9”, many might not be familiar with the goods he’s hiding in his solo work. With four tapes out and even more features on the tracks of artists such as Curtis Williams and Miloh Smith, Alkebulan’s talent far surpasses his verses on these songs. Stand-out tracks such as “Recognize A God” featuring Jace of Retro Su$h! and “Know You” featuring ForteBowie and Rome Fortune, both featured on his Ankh tape, are still no comparison to the verses he lays on his collaboration Panther + Fox EP with soul singer Makeda.
Since the age of 12, Kebu, an alias he goes under as a producer, has been inspired to express his creativity through beat-making and later rapping. “Creating music eases my soul. It also aids me in bringing people together in a positive manner.” Outside of the previously mentioned artists, Williams has also worked with talents such as Key!, Childish Major, FKi, MoneyMakinNique, Alexis Glenn, Ceeno and more. His inspirations range in artists from the soulful Lauryn Hill to prominent acts such as Public Enemy and Outkast. Performing alongside Two-9 at performances in Atlanta (A3C Hip-Hop Festival) and New York (CMJ Music Festival), Alkebulan has also performed at various concert events across the city of Atlanta.
With the news of Alkebulan’s talent spreading like wildfire, the young visionary is not only making moves for himself but also for his career. After dropping the video for his Nibiru single “Ankh”, Williams plans on releasing an independent album entitled Coup D’etat sometime later this year. Along with this, Alkebulan will be opening for Atlanta’s own Cyhi The Prince at Asylum on January 29th. To check out his music and stay updated on upcoming music releases, events and other announcements, make sure to follow him on Twitter and check out his official website.
Twitter | @Alkbln
Music | https://soundcloud.com/alkebulan
Website | http://mindofalkebulan.com/ [Click the album art to go to the next tape]
Editor of Music, Giselle B.