Akwid

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Akwid
Akwid.jpg
Akwid performing in California in 2004.
Background information
Origin Michoacan, Mexico
Genres Chicano rap, Latin, rap, hip hop
Labels Universal/Machete (2008-Present)
Univision Music Group (previously)
Website www.akwid.com
Members Sergio Gomez
Francisco Gomez

Akwid is a Mexican hip hop group combining hip hop-style vocals with regional Mexican music. An earlier incarnation of the group was known as Juvenile Style . Rappers Francisco "AK" Gómez and Sergio "Wikid" Gómez, who make up Akwid, are brothers, originally from Jiquilpan, Michoacán, now live in Los Angeles, California.[1]

Early life[edit]

Sergio and Francisco Gómez were born in Jiquilpan Michoacan México. Relocated to the United States of America at the ages of five and three years. Educated on the streets of South Central Los Angeles, They discovered a musical talent and a great concern among the worlds of "Hip Hop". They were recognized and aggressively pressed the fusion of music and culture. AKWID gave life and the identity of people who today represents youth between communities worldwide. Appointed pioneers of the genre, humbly Gómez brothers are in the world of creation and expression through music. Conquering one to see with a unique style to others.[2]

Discography[edit]

Their first album, Proyecto Akwid, won two Billboard Prizes and a Latin Grammy Award for Best Latin Rock/Alternative Album.

Their 2004 album Hoy, Ayer, and Forever remixes several songs from the album 2002 A.D. using their more recent style, incorporating regional Mexican music. Their 2004 album KOMP 104.9 Radio Compa is in the form of a broadcast on a fictitious radio station that plays only Akwid, and their 2005 album Los Aguacates De Jiquilpan is in the form of a fairy tale explaining their arrival from Mexico to the U.S.. They are currently signed to Universal's Machete Music.

Their song, "¡Chivas Explosivas!" is the official anthem for Club Deportivo Chivas USA of Major League Soccer.[3]

Studio Albums[edit]

Compilations[edit]

  • Crossover (2-k Sounds, 2004)
  • Hoy, Ayer, and Forever (2-k Sounds, 2004)
  • Siempre (2-k Sounds, 2004)
  • Kickin' It Juntos (with Jae-P), Univision, 2005)
  • Still Kickin' It (with Jae-P), (Univision, 2005)
  • Live in Japan (Univision, 2006)
  • Dos En Uno (Univision, 2006)
  • Greatest Exitos (Univision, 2007)
  • No Hay Manera y Muchos Exitos Mas: Linea de Oro (Univision, 2007)

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Loftus, Johnny (2004). "Akwid > Biography". allmusic. Retrieved 2008-12-21. 
  2. ^ [[[:Template:Akwid.com]] "Akwid > Hisoria"]. Akwid. 2011. Retrieved 2011-11-05. 
  3. ^ adidas MLS Soccer<

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