Born and raised in the gritty streets of South Philly this urban emcee found his voice in the lyrics he wrote to escape the tragic death of his mother, survive the extremes of poverty, and blot the saturation of crime and injustice he has lived first hand. Influenced very early by past rebellious leaders, he learned the power of words and the impact these messages had on an audience thus the birth of this culturally correct, politically abrasive artist known as Amiri Kiri. Amiri focuses on the important matters not only affecting drug polluted neighborhoods facing urban decay, but political corruption, social deterioration, and of course living and playing the role of one with fame, fortune, and power. As a child of the 90s hip–hop era Amiri believes his lyrical swag is a mix of rap royalty like Tupac Shakur, Public Enemy, Nas and Eminem who's life walk mimicked his in so many ways. In studio now working on his first mix tape titled “The Hunger Game”, Amiri brings listeners into the heart of a promising young man struggling to reach his goal of making it as an emcee while being pulled down deeper into the darkness of the inner city streets.