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Akrobatic Biography

Akrobatic Biography

Boston rapper Akrobatik (born Jared Bridgeman) released his first single, Ruff Enough, in 1998. Independent New York label Rawkus released his second single, Internet MCs, but it was his next release, Say Yes Say Word, that achieved anthem status and solidified Akrobatik's reputation as a talented MC. A frequent partner in rhyme with fellow Bostonian Mr. Lif, Akrobatik appeared on both the Emergency Rations EP and Lif's full-length, I Phantom, before dropping his own excellent debut, Balance, in 2003. In 2005 the MC, along with Mr. Lif and DJ Fakts One, as the Perceptionists (a name they had had since 2000), released the album Black Dialogue on Def Jux, and that same year Akro signed a solo contract with Fat Beats. Before releasing his next LP, the rapper found a gig with popular Boston radio station 95.5 FM announcing the daily sports news in verse in the "Sports Rap-Up" segment. Finally, in February of 2008, Absolute Value, an album that featured guest appearances from Talib Kweli, Little Brother, and of course, Mr. Lif and Fakts One, came out.

Akrobatik (real name Jared Bridgeman) is a rapper who hails from the Dorchester neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts. He has collaborated numerous times with many fellow Boston rappers, and recently formed a hip hop collective named The Perceptionists with Mr. Lif and Fakts One. Akrobatik has gained respect on the Boston hip-hop scene and beyond by combining political consciousness with battle style aggressiveness in his lyrics. Akrobatik is featured on Snacky Chan's album Part of the Nation, as well as in the popular Playstation 2 game Amplitude, where he raps in the song, "Out the Box", as well as providing voiceovers for tutorials. Akrobatik raps the daily sports news to Boston via the "Sports Wrap-Up", broadcast on the Ramiro and Pebbles Morning Show, on Boston hip-hop radio station JAM'N 94.5. In December of 2005, Akrobatik signed to Fat Beats Records [1]. He intends to release a new album entitled Absolute Value on February 19th, 2008 (see Absolute Value (album)). Jared attended The Roxbury Latin School in West Roxbury, Massachusetts.

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