Shakiem 007

Shakiem’s love of the hip-hop culture began by listening to cassettes tapes of groups like Charlie Chase and the Cold Crush Brothers, Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, Grandwizard Theodore and the Fantastic Five and Sharock with the Funky Four.
He would stay up ’til the wee hours of the night to record radio shows such as The Zulu Beats with Afrika Islaam as well as Mister Magic’s Rap Attack with Marley Marl.
He idolized the one member of these crews who held it all together – the DJ. His primary influence was the Grandmaster Flash, who inspired Shakiem to become a DJ

Shakiem who has been CEO of NuBorn Records since 1994 when they released Allah Divine’s first record, has been encouraging him to pick up the mic again after many years of taking a sabbatical to pursue his university education. Shakiem was quoted as saying “I finally got this dude to get back in the studio so he can share his gift with the world”.

Shakiem is looking forward to releasing new music with the two monumental lyricists on the NuBorn Records roster Allah Divine and Psyc Jay (Jaykuan).