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Akrobatik is a rapper who hails from the Dorchester neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts. He has collaborated numerous times with many fellow Boston rappers, and recently formed a hip hop collective named The Perceptionists with Mr. Lif and DJ Fakts One.
In 1998, Akrobatik released his first single, Ruff Enough, on Boston's Detonator Records label. His second single was released on the Independent New York label Rawkus, Internet MCs, but it was his next release, Say Yes Say Word, that achieved anthem status and solidified Akrobatik's reputation as a talented MC.
Akrobatik has thus gained respect on the Boston hip-hop scene and beyond by combining political consciousness with battle style aggressiveness in his lyrics.
Akrobatik's music has appeared on television shows like HBO’s The Wire and ESPN’s Playmakers, in films such as Date Movie and Wholetrail. He is also featured on Snacky Chan's album Part of the Nation, as well as in games such as NBA Live ’06, Frequency, Need for Speed Most Wanted and the popular Playstation 2 game, Amplitude, where he raps in the song, "Out the Box", as well as providing voiceovers for tutorials.
Akrobatik raps the daily sports news to Boston via the "Sports Wrap-Up", broadcast on the Ramiro and Pebbles Morning Show, on Boston hip-hop radio station JAM'N 94.5.
In December 2005, Akrobatik signed to Fat Beats Records. The Brooklyn-based label released his second full-length album, Absolute Value, on February 19, 2008.
Bio provided by http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Akrobatik