Video & Single Release: Akwerius - Mr. Prezident
Out now is the lead single "Mr. Prezident" by Akwerius. Produced by Cuzmosis, the song is being re-released and featured on the forthcoming DVD "Dear Mr. Prezident", a special 10-year anniversary edition of his solo debut Sonrise.
“It’s a political rap that I felt was quite timely”, says kwe on the timing of this music video, which comes at a moment of great social and political upheavals throughout the Middle East and Africa. Although the song, written in the form of a letter to the president, was originally addressed to Paul Biya (President of the Republic of Cameroon, and one of the longest serving leaders in Africa), its message is relevant beyond the borders of Cameroon.
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Born to a Ghanaian mother and raised in France and the United States, kwe performs an original style dubbed Afro Roots Hop. The term points to a fusion of conscious hip hop and dub poetry over live roots music. With powerful messages of racial pride & uplifment in songs like “Horizon” and “Born & Raised”, kwe’s musical mission is to generate a shift in the world’s view of Africa. “Who Am I?”, his first single was released in 2007 and featured on the Rocks EP, also available on Amazon and iTunes. kwe’s first book of poetry – dirges of becoming – inspired the production of the Storm Before the Calm Tour, a spoken word ritual and afro roots hop show blending oral storytelling, stage craft, live dub & video. kwe is in the studio working on the forthcoming album "Tell Dem". Unlike his previous CD releases, “Sonrise”, “Rocks” and “Dawn”, this album will be the first produced by Circadian Riddims,
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