It’s been a long awaited road for viral sensation Hakeem Prime. We’ve been watching him since a young talent coming out of Smyrna, GA. It’s good to see him thrive and continue to be a success. Fans put the wind in his sails with his 2017 Single ‘Slip Up’. As much of a banger that is! Us at Hip Hop Weekly still bop to it today. Hakeem took off again in his career with his first official album after his YMCMB arrangement was revealed as a scam artist attack back in 2018. His hit singles Doin’ Me & Trillsandwitch pushed him where he wanted to be. However, of course just like everything else Covid-19 put a stop to things in 2019 Halting the independent artist in his spot. But as you can see once the air cleared Hakeem got back into the studio creating a series of hits. Hakeem Prime – Imma let you go is one of them. It now has well over 800K streams worldwide. The record was produced by DillyGotItBumpin. A well known producer who’s worked with the likes of Russ, The Game and many more. Now Hakeem has gone back to where he’s once lived to work with the talented Producer Bexr.OTB out of Boise, ID. This record entitled ’Rather Die’ has Hip Hop elements and speaks on his life and people he’s around engulfed with positive information about bouncing back. When we asked the artist about Rather Die and why he choose that name and the hook he said this. “I was locked up for to long. I think I just got fed up and a lot of people go in and out of jail. I feel like I’ve seen everybody in that area. so at the time, it just felt right. Nothing to take serious about suicidal thoughts but sometimes you just feel like that you know.”
In the video Hakeem showcases his ability to be adaptable. Plus being the Director of the video himself, you can tell his creativity is very broad. we look forward to seeing more from him check out the Music Video below.