Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA: birthplace of the legendary artist/multi-instrumentalist/all-around sex god Prince and one of the best independent beatmakers in the world right now. Yes, I’m talking about Ackryte.
I concede that Minneapolis isn’t exactly a place synonomous with hip-hop folklore like your New York’s and L.A.’s but after acquainting myself with the homie Ackryte, one is reminded that it ain’t where your from that matters but where you’re going. Once you listen to my man’s beats, you too will agree that Ackryte is going places but you don’t have to take my word for it. All you have to do is press play and explore the sonic world of heavily jazz influenced artistry for yourself.