ZeeK

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Ezekiel Akinwumi, p.k.a ZeeK is a new unsigned Hip Hop artist from Boston Massachusetts. Ezekiel was born and raised in Boston, MA all his life; he was raised by two parents who were immigrants from Lagos, Nigeria. He also has three older sisters and one little brother. Ezekiel Attended the Jackson Mann Elementary School from kindergarten through fifth grade. Then went attended the William Barton Rogers Middle School and finish high school at Brook Farm Academy of Business and now attends college. Ezekiel first love growing up was the game of Basketball since the age of four. He competed in the game to the highest level until he injured his left arm very badly to the point where he was very close to having a crippled left arm. Though at the time playing Basketball was what he loved to do his second love was music. Ezekiel father, Richard Akinwumi is leader of his own band called Chief Richardson & the Afro Ju Ju Vibration. A Nigerian band that is much known in Africa that plays all over Nigeria and Europe. As a young boy Ezekiel grew attached to music. He learned so much about composing it from watching his father at work. So at the age of twelve Ezekiel started to make beats and selling them to his friends at the age of fourteen Ezekiel started to rap on them and that was at the time Grammy Award winning Kanye West came on to the scene so he was a big inspiration to him. Ezekiel started listening to a lot of Hip Hop to get better lyrically. Artist like Mos Def, Kanye West, Jay Z, Tribe Called Quest, The Roots and producers like Pharrell Williams (The Neptune’s), R.I.P J Dilla, 9th Wonder, Pete Rock, and Dj Premiere are a big influence. Now at the Age of nineteen ZeeK has started taking his music career very seriously touring all around MA, to show people his talent, Soon Ezekiel will be seen everywhere so every song makes or performs he does for the people the culture and for the love of Good Music. You can also reach Zeek at www.myspace.com/bbzeek1

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