Sankofa

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Sankofa, is an African phrase that simply means, "to go back and get it,” to know your past in order to get to your future. Sankofa, Sanko, or Kofa, whatever he’s called he knows “it's still closed minded folks who tell me I'm “too country” to be so lyrical and too lyrical to be so country".
There are many facets of life that make up Sankofa’s brand of music. Becoming a father when he wasn’t necessarily ready brought a new perspective on what to bring to music. “It’s not enough to be lyrical and have people lost ‘because you use big words and it’s not enough to say something that sounds cool with no substance to it. You have to be able to balance out giving people something to think about and learn from and have a good time. That's what I want my daughter to come up on. Edutainment."
With roots in Columbus, GA and Montgomery, AL, Sankofa knows it's more to the South than club tracks. "I can take a 10 minute drive and stand on the same corner MLK, Malcolm X, and Rosa Parks stood. I know better than to leave those types of things out of my rhymes." Strong beats, lyrics and consistently good topics are top priorities in prepping his "grits" tape "Change for a Dollar Vol.1: A Requiem for a Hustle". "I call it a "grits" tape because it'll stick to your ribs. No microwave rap. It’s a metaphor just like the title says, just changing your mindset not just for a dollar but for success as a whole. I rap but I live the Hip Hop culture.
“I live the Southern culture. I'm a Southern artist and won't a thing change that.” When asked about the stereotypes some Southern artists still fall into, I simply say, “they don't apply here.” My music speaks for itself...with a drawl." Sankofa

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Change For A Dollar Vol. 1: A Requiem for a Hustle from Sankofa to be Released Soon
(Decatur, GA,) Hosted by Supastar J. Kwik, the up and coming mix tape 'Change for A Dollar Vol. 1: A Requiem for a Hustle' from Sankofa is set to be released soon. Two singles have already been released on iTunes, and this includes 'Losin It' produced by BeatG33kz and 'The Only South I Know' produced by Classic. Sankofa has already enjoyed success on the Reverbnation Charts, reaching a local rank of number 7, a national rank of 91, and a global rank of 142. His music has been inspired by a number of factors, including becoming a father unexpectedly. His style has been described as being fresh yet old school, and visitors to his website will be able to check out Sankofa's music with access to a range of tracks.

Website visitors will also be able to connect with Sankofa on Facebook and see what people are saying about Sankofa. A number of DJs have given impressive feedback on Sankofa's work, with many enjoying the style and delivery of the music and its classic Texas sound. DJ Dirty Dat Dude from Cool Running DJs said: “The artist sounds like a old school Scarface/Eightball/Pimp C type of artist. He is spitting some super real lyrics. Sounds like what classic albums used to be made of.” Breezy from www.breezysays.com said: “ He is bringing the intelligent southern rap back, I love it.”

Speaking about the up and coming mix tape, Sankofa said: "I call it a "grits” tape 'cause it'll stick to your ribs. No microwave rap. It’s a metaphor just like the title says, just changing your mindset not just for a ‘dollar’ but for success as a whole. I rap but I live Hip Hop culture. I live Southern culture. I’m a Southern artist and won't a thing change that."

He also spoke about the fact that his music tells a story, adding: "It’s not enough to be lyrical and have people lost ‘cause you're using big words, and it’s not enough to say something that sounds cool with no substance to it. I can take a 10 minute drive and stand on the same corner MLK, Malcolm X, and Rosa Parks stood. I know better than to leave that type of stuff out my rhymes. You have to be able to balance out giving people something to think about and learn from and have a good time. That's what I want my daughter to come up on. Edutainment!"

With roots in Columbus, GA and Montgomery, AL, Sankofa blends old school and contemporary to create a unique style of music with a Texas twist.

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