Akrobatik

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Akrobatik
Akrobatik in Copenhagen.jpg
Performing in Denmark in December 2009.
Background information
Birth name Jared Bridgeman
Origin Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Genres Hip hop, East Coast Hip Hop, Alternative Hip Hop
Occupations Rapper
Years active 1998–present
Labels Fat Beats Records
Rawkus
Definitive Jux
Associated acts The Perceptionists

Akrobatik is a rapper from the Dorchester neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts. He has collaborated numerous times with many fellow Boston rappers such as Edo G, Guru, Mr Lif, Slaine, and Termanology. Akrobatik is also a part of the hip hop collective named The Perceptionists with Mr. Lif and DJ Fakts One (Released Black Dialogue in 2006).[citation needed]

In 1998, Akrobatik released his first single, Ruff Enough, on Boston's Detonator Records label. His second single was released on the Independent New York label Rawkus, Internet MCs, and later released Say Yes Say Word.

Akrobatik's music has appeared on HBO’s The Wire, ESPN’s Playmakers and in films such as Date Movie and Wholetrain. He is also featured on Snacky Chan's album Part of the Nation, as well as in the games NBA Live ’06, Frequency, Need for Speed Most Wanted[1] and the 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.[citation needed]

In December 2005, Akrobatik signed to Fat Beats Records.[2] The Brooklyn-based label released his second full-length album, Absolute Value, on February 19, 2008. It received positive reviews from a various media outlets.[which?][3][4]

Discography[edit]

As lead artist[edit]

List of singles, with selected chart positions and certifications, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
US US
R&B
US
Rap
"Alive" 2012 TBA

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