Born and raised in South Carolina, Amiri was introduced to Hip Hop during his childhood through the sounds of Hip Hop pioneers like T La Rock, Kurtis Blow, and Run DMC. “Growing up, anything with rap music involved, I wanted to be a part of it”. Crafting his skills as an MC was how it began, but Amiri realized behind the boards was his true gift.
“I’m here to bring the feel good back to Hip Hop.” – Amiri
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For those that think Amiri is new to the game are wrong. In 1996 Amiri produced the remix to Mista‘s top ten single “Blackberry Molasses”. Since then, Amiri has sharpened his skills and worked with many underground emcees such as Spectac, Blame One, Rubix from Mass Influence, Makeba Mooncycle and last but not least, A Tribe Called Quest on their reunion single “I C U (Doin It)” featuring Erykah Badu.
In 2010, Amiri released his solo debut, The Recipe, as well as Almost Famous with Spectac. His next album, currently untitled, will be released in early 2012.