Akil Hamilton – Gods WordPOSTED ON:
Feb 08 2017
HHO: Introduce yourself
Akil Hamilton: My name is Akil Hamilton, I am a Guyanese-American Christian hip-hop artist, producer & writer currently in NY. I moved to America at the age of 11. After being influenced heavily by Christian Rap, I decided to start freestyling and at the age of 23, I released my debut album: Love & Other Things & created my own label L.I.F.E Records.
HHO: Where are you from?
Akil Hamilton: I’m from Guyana, South America.
HHO: Who were your musical influences growing up?
Akil Hamilton: Lecrae, TobyMac, Eminem, Kirk Franklin, Common, Kanye West
HHO: What hip-hop albums did you grow up listening to?
Akil Hamilton: Most of the old school.
HHO: What is the current single/project that you are promoting?
Akil Hamilton: My EP: ‘Higher Elevation’
HHO: How did the record come about?
Akil Hamilton: I was listening to NF’ s ‘Therapy Session’ & Derek Minor’s ‘Reflection’ and it gave me inspiration to write a album to show that as far as we want to go in life, we need to strive to go higher. God made us for a reason, it’s time we rise up and also thank him for bringing us this far. The Devil is trying to get us, but God is on our side, we can never lose.
HHO: What would be your dream collaboration with any rapper or producer?
Akil Hamilton: To do a song with Lecrae
HHO: How is the response from your fans & djs been?
Akil Hamilton: Great. Lots of love from around the world.
HHO: What artists do you listen to the most?
Akil Hamilton: NF, Lecrae, Derek Minor
HHO: What are your plans for 2017?
Akil Hamilton: Create a new LP album and to go on tour.
HHO: What are you doing that others are not?
Akil Hamilton: I’m a solo Christian rapper/Independent Label owner trying to spread God’s word through mainstream hip hop.
HHO: How can your fans reach you?
Akil Hamilton: Keep up with my Social Media: