Akbar Enterprize presents
Grand Finale Album Release for SKARR AKBAR
Skarr Akbar, Team Kreamate, TAGMG, Jay Royale, Quante, Cheat 'Em Got Barz, DJ Booman
2549 North Howard Street
Baltimore, MD, 21218
Doors 7:00 PM
This event is 21 and over
Watch & Listen
Skarr-Akbar was born and raised in the heart of Baltimore City. A city shadowed by images of drug abuse, homelessness and poverty. Raised by a single mother of three, Stephen would find comfort in the sounds of Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye and George Clinton. However, upon walking into the Baltimore Arena to see a concert with LL Cool J, Run DMC and The Fat Boys a 10yr old Stephen Tatum would emerge an emcee.
Although Skarr found a new source of comfort, his world would be shattered by the lost of his cousin who was also his best friend. It would be this tragedy that would give life to which the world would come to know and love as Skarr – Akbar. "Skarr – Akbar is my alter-ego. He's the voice and Stephen is the brains behind the voice".
With his new ambition and identity in front of him Skarr (as he is affectionately known to friends and fans) would test his emcee skills with some of the industry's finest ranging from large names like Method Man and Eminem but it would be a battle with members of the rap group Onyx that would land him a spot on Def Jam's "Survival of the Illest Tour" with Onyx, DMX, Ja Rule, Cormega, and the Def Squad. This opportunity would also lead to Skarr lending his writing abilities to artists such as Bad Boy's Cheri Dennis.
To date, Skarr has released fifteen mix-tapes all independently produced and distributed; he has produced two documentaries and has a screenplay that is near completion. In addition to these monumental accomplishments, Skarr has found time to appear on the small screen in HBO's critically acclaimed hit show "The Wire" based on the town that raised him and respects him as one of their best battle rappers. When asked why he does all that he does and how he finds time to do it, the answer is simple, "Music is my first love…GOD has blessed me with a gift and I have to use it".
Based out of Baltimore, Md – This group consist of 6 powerhouse solo artist from the DMV region. All have respected resumes and bodies of work. These artists were all battle rappers and became acquainted through Pitfights Battle League, as well as networking from within the rap community that surrounds them. Dime Poe, Bones fromda Park, Savage Da Beast, Flint, Rebel and Big Dro collectively are known as #TEAMKREAMATE and have been working together since late 2012. Lyrical, Diverse, Street, Aggressive, Confident, Conceptual are just a few words to describe the type of capabilities to expect when you hear records from #TEAMKREAMATE. With their recent debut album release, “Welcome to Thee Inferno” (Released January 28th), they have been recognized as some of the most respected, unsigned & undiscovered talent to have produced a complete body of work that would “burn” any competition that may cross its path in the tri-state area. These artists recognized the talent within each other and decided to team up, to make a stamp in the game to prove to the world that the untapped talents from Baltimore really do exist. “Welcome to Thee Inferno” has over 2,200 downloads and has over 1,000 plays on AudioMack.com since its debut and those number continue to rise. Collectively, #TEAMKREAMATE members have performed and open and toured for artist such as Saigon, Beanie Sigel, Freeway, Ghostface. They had a 3 month tour within the DMV where they performed inside of their region to strengthen their local support and buzz….which has proven to be successful. These artists bring a “fire” performance every time they bless the stage. The energy is ELECTRIC! The records that these artist have are UNDENIABLE….no matter what genre of music you may like, you will appreciate the work and dedication these artist have put into their craft, as their sound is a mixture of different ERA’s of Hip Hop heads can relate.
Their goal is to climb out of, what they perceived to be the “crab barrel/bucket” effect that has plagued the local hip hop community in which they reside, to show a strong presence in the main stream industry that GREAT ARTIST do exist in the DMV….especially in Baltimore, as Baltimore has not been successful in maintaining a longstanding presence in the music industry. These artists challenge each other when they record. It’s about the sport of rap…not the money…not the fame….but the competition. They battle amongst each other as to who will come up with the DOPEST MATERIAL. WHO WILL BURN EACH TRACK DOWN…WHO WILL HAVE THE HOTTEST BARS. This challenge allows them to become better…as each one of them is pushed step their game up….…as on any given day….”flames” can be distributed from any one of them.
TALENT ASPIRES GREATNESS MUSIC GROUP! #TAGMG
Quante is a hip-hop artist from Baltimore, MD. He's been writing and recording music since 2010. He released several successful projects during his early music campaign from 2010 - 2013. He then spent several years working behind the scenes as a photographer and videographer. Although he did not release any projects, he was featured on multiple albums throughout the years as an artist and a writer.
Quante is now back and ready to make a major impact in the music industry with his new album The Adventures of Hollywood Q. The Album is based on a dream he has at the airport waiting for his flight. He takes us on an adventure as he takes on different personas for each track. He shows a lot of versatility on this album as each song has it's own identity. He enlists producers Skarr-Akbar, FrostTheWaveGod, and Darren Robert for production on this album. Each producer brings their own style and flare to the tape.
Quante is focused on pushing this album as far as possible. He hopes this album will be his breakout tape and put him on the radar of major labels in the industry. He believes his strong metaphors and double entendres will be noticed by many hip-hop enthusiast and help him gain more core supporters.
"If the music is good then everything else will fall in place. "
Self-proclaimed and street-certified O.G triple O.G, DJ Booman has been synonymous with Baltimore Club music since its inception in the early 90s. As one of the key producers (and the first engineer) for Unruly Records, Booman, along with partners KW Griff and Jimmy Jones as the Doo Dew Kidz, created club classics like Pick Em Up, Watch Out For The Big Girl, and Shout. And Booman continues to bring the Club hits through a constant flow of remixes (Most recently: Jim Jones, Katy Perry, Taxi Doll, Usher), traditional Club tracks, and club/hip-hop hybrids.
While keeping a constant, constructive presence in his hometown of Baltimore, DJ Booman also expertly navigates the national market, with his 1996 remix of Michael Jackson Strangers in Moscow and more recently, a bonus track on Diddy's Press Play (Diddy even developed a viral dance contest video for the song), and his association with the world famous Bumsquad DJs.
DJ Booman served extended stints as a mixshow DJ on Baltimore's WERQ 92.3 (92 Q) and WXYV (V 103), toured the mid-Atlantic college circuit as the premiere university DJ all through the 90s, and can still be caught mixing it up in at least one or two Baltimore hip-hop and club spots every week. Paired with his promotional work through Crooked Streetz Entertainment, his Bosstalk mixtape, Promobile Marketing group, and One Stop Entertainment Source (O.S.E.S), DJ Booman himself could be called a one stop entertainment source. Check Booman every week live on mix1620.com 8pm-10pm for Shake Off Saturdays spinning the best in Bmore Club Music and Fridays on weaa.org midnight to 5am spinning the best in underground hip hop!