We’ve asked AKAI SOLO to specially curate our Hiphop Bars playlist on Spotify for the entire month of June! Check out, “Spotify Takeover: AKAI SOLO” and experience tracks from some of his favorite artists and more. 💥Here’s the rundown…
AKAI SOLO Playlist Takeover
About AKAI SOLO’s Playlist Takeover:
Take a trip through the Sounds That Found AKAI with this official Spotify Takeover, specially curated by AKAI SOLO. Hear the artists who influenced his music the most and helped him become the artist he is today. In the meantime, check out his tracks below…
In addition to the playlist takeover, we dove right in and had a conversation with AKAI SOLO about their influences, personal insights, and more…
Q: Who/ what got you into music?
Kid Cudi got me into music. He was the big brother I never had that made it seem possible via his representation. Intrigued me enough to investigate and participate.
Q: What advice would you give to other artists trying to make it in the industry?
I don’t really have any advice considering I haven’t “made it” in the industry. Golden life advice in general is to abandon expectations for others. The disappointment that follows as a result of them not being met is quite the deterrent. A formidable opponent, ego always is. All that matters is doing genuine work. Take everything with a grain of salt and make sure your “brand” is not a far cry from who you actually are.
Q: What’s your favorite track on the playlist and why?
My favorite track on the playlist has to be “Curls”, I love DOOM and this track teaches me structure in a casual way. A lesson that never comes across as tedious with him as a teacher. The beat is a slap, Madlib put his entire body in the batter, not just a foot.
Q: If you could be a fruit, what fruit would you be and why?
The fruit that I feel like is probably a coconut only because of the necessary work required to acquire the flesh and juice. The reward is not handed out but rather one grinds for it. That’s how I see life’s truest treasures and my interiors guarded by a skeptical mind and exterior.
Ready to jam out? Check out the playlist on Spotify below…