Born and raised in a city rich in music history, Memphis native AL KAPONE aka AL KAPEEZY found himself following in the footsteps of his forefathers Stax, Hi Records, etc. developing a new southern hip hop sound in the late 80's early 90's Memphis Rap that would later become the southern rap standard.
Craig Brewer and John Singleton’s cult classic film Hustle and Flow would thrust AL in the global spotlight. Kapone wrote and produced three songs for the film and soundtrack, the Oscar winning music would earn AL KAPONE a Critic’s Choice Award for “It Ain’t Over” the Hustle and Flow theme song and “Whoop That Trick” would become one of the most memorable crunk songs of all time and would be the Memphis Grizzlies, University of Memphis and many other sports teams unofficial fan chant. AL also wrote and produce music for other films such as #1 box office movie "Stomp The Yard" feat. platinum artist Ne-Yo and Chris Brown, "Cadillac Records" feat. multi platinum megastar Beyonce. AL would also go on to co-write top 10 Billboard hits “Snap Yo Fingaz” ( Lil Jon) and “U and Dat” (E40 feat. T-Pain) both songs reached platinum sales making AL Kapone a multi-platinum songwriter.
AL continues to develop his music career as an artist/performer, pioneering a new blend of blues and rap with his blues band. The Blues Rap Mane ep is available on all streaming sites along with several videos showcasing his new blues rap sound featuring guest appearances from Bobby Rush, Eric Gales, Sir Charles Jones, Luther Dickinson from NMA to name a few. His single “Vice Grip” is getting airplay on blues soul stations as he is set to tour the blues market with this new sound.
Click the YouTube link below for the Blues Rap Mane ep:
AL has been a trailblazer from the beginning and today is no exception, as one of the first hip hop artist to become president of the Memphis Chapter of NARAS the Grammys. Kapone is also an associate producer and featured artist on the film documentary “Take Me To The River” as well as the music executive producer of Memphis refugee film JACIR. Kapone travels and reps Memphis music globally but one of his biggest passions is mentoring students from elementary to college and all grades in between. Be sure to check out Al Kapone’s latest videos, merchandise and links to his social media at https://linktr.ee/alkapeezyohboy