Three months ago, Constant Flow dropped a song from his then-forthcoming album. Three months later, there’s some visual newness. It’s what he is about to offer you with “Dog Tags”, getting metaphorically militant with help from Swave Sevah and Akir, along with director Alex F. Ghosan. The song is taken from his new album on Viper Records, Ascension.
It wasn’t even a week ago when I posted a video by Constant Flow but three days later, there’s another song to share for everyone who wishes to listen. This one represents “Dog Tags”, which features Akir and Swave Sevah helping out in the dog tags movement. This too will make it on his Ascension album, due September 2nd on the Viper label.
Without fear, Akir is here and is ready to share his talent and verbal expertise with the world, with the help of his forthcoming album The Plan (Viper). With a vibe that is a cross between Mobb Deep, Sunz Of Man, and Smooth Da Hustler, Akir (which stands for “Always Keep It Real”) wants to be sure to keep all ears and eyes open when he is within the listening and visual vicinity, which is another way of saying that he is effective in what he does and will make people stop and pay attention. The Plan features collaborations with Swave Sevah, TL Cross, Sheena Grier, Lo Diggs, and Immortal Technique, the latter who appears in the song below, “Future”.
Not only is Akir an MC, but he’s also a producer, handling eight of the 12 tracks on the album, including five with co-producer Ty Steez, who work together as The Sound (Ty Steez also takes two songs on his own).
The Plan, figuratively and literally is a good one, and if you like Akir’s collab with Immortal Technique, you’ll be able to see them together along with Brother Ali when they tour together beginning in late September at the D.C. stop for Rock The Bells:
September 28… Washington, DC (Rock The Bells, Festival Grounds at RFK Stadium) #/$
September 29… Philadelphia, PA (Theatre of the Living Arts) @/$
October 1… Boston, MA (TBA)
October 2… New Haven, CT (Toad’s Place) #/$
October 3… Northampton, MA (Pearl Street Nighclub) #/$
October 4… South Burlington, VT (Higher Ground) #/$
October 5… East Rutherford, NJ (Rock The Bells, Grass Infields at Meadowlands Racetrack) $
$ w/ Immortal Technique & Brother Ali
@ w/ I Self Devine
# w/ Diabolic
The Plan hits streets and online merchants on September 24th.