AKS talks identity, Nigerian heritage & Less Is More with The Right Copy [Video]


UK Hip Hop artist AKS, who recently released his well received EP The Bus Stop, [Read SoulCulture’s album review here] caught up with TheRightCopy for a chat about the origins of his rap moniker, the concept behind the title of his debut EP and his musical influences – from Michael Jackson, Nas, Common, Mos Def and Talib Kweli to Fela Kuti and Jazz.

“I was brought up in a household where my parents taught me to remember my customs and my heritage, as a Nigerian,” he says of his upbringing. “They didn’t really want that to be lost, in myself or my siblings and I really think its important that you keep hold of that.”

On that note he explains the concept behind EP highlight “House Called Home,” which was “written from a protective of somebody that feels lost, in their surroundings. It’s mad to be in a scenario where being yourself is not enough… and I just want to bring that back and say, ‘This is me, this is who I am. You may accept me, or reject me but this is who I am. I’m happy to be who I am’.”

The Bus Stop is one of the best examples that British hip Hop has really upped its game this year… If you love Hip Hop and enjoy dope lyricism do yourself a favour and purchase the EP via  iTunes or Amazon.