The soft-spoken, triple threat (song-writer, producer and artist) stunned the world when he debuted his freshman project and debut album as an artist, ASSIMILATIONS, via Green Owl Records/ Warner Music Group. The album has been awarded accolades such as "Top 20 Debut Albums of 2011" by MTV iggy along with outstanding reviews from The Boston Globe,Okayplayer, NPR, Dazed & Confused,Prefix Magzine and many more.
ASSIMILATIONS features ZAKEE singing and performing his genius lyrics over a creatively blended, eclectic mix of self produced beats. ZAKEE has re-invented the possibility of music, art and culture with this new sound that bridges gaps between many genres.
ZAKEE is a West Philadelphia born-and-bred, musical powerhouse. Growing up within a soulful city and household, ZAKEE was introduced to music at an early age. While pursuing classical and music theory academically, ZAKEE was also influenced by a myriad of different soundsranging from the street tunes he heard throughout the neighborhoods of Philly to the worldly beats he experienced during international travel. This eclectic mix of music shaped ZAKEE as an individual and artist.
ZAKEE brings to you the second chapter to the ASSIMILATIONS Trilogy "Rise of the Rebels", THIS SPRING 2013.