1. What’s your government name? And how old are you? Give the people a little background about you, who you are, where you from etc…
My real name is Vincent Manuel born in St. Louis, MO raised in East Saint Louis, IL. I’m 21 years old. I know I always say I’m from Brooklyn Ny and the reason is because of the love they showed me not just as an artist but as a person. When u can get love from unknown people as a person and as an artist it hits you hard. My city never really showed me that type of love and respect, and a good friend by the name of Ian told me to “rep where you feel the most love at”. I have an east coast style already so ya know why not rep a dope place like that anyway.
2. What is the meaning behind your rap name?/Where did it come from and why did you choose it?
Well most people call me Ackurate for short but the full name is AckurateThaWise. People used to tell me that I was always “on point” with what I say so. My pops gave me the final piece to the name since he said I was wise for a young guy. AckurateThaWise was born yo.
3. How did you get into the game?
Lol getting into the game yo? Writing poetry for women got me into the game. My 7th grade basketball coach told me I should try rapping, which was stupid at first until I tried and I had fun doing it yo. Rapping was a hobby, until I started really studying the game my freshman year of college and started really mad books and studying other artist.
4. So why do you rap? Is it like a hobby or a career move?
Rapping was a way to me to keep my sanity, when you really don’t have many to talk, you find an outlet. This keeps me moving on a path. Depression was also one thing I dealt with at an early age so this help me find myself along with a lot of praying yo. When ya got people telling ya that your making a dope move then you keep doing the right thing ya know.
5. Who inspires you/Who is your favorite rapper?
My parents and the people I work with and listen to me are my inspirations. These people keep me making music and I love each and everyone for that ya know. Artist wise, Blu, Elzhi, Skyzoo, Joe Budden, and Mos Def no order yo.
6. What are you trying to bring to the game?
I wanna bring something positive, something that everyone can feel. That’s why I don’t use profanity in my music yo. I want everyone to hear me from young to old to know that someone out there has some sense and some substance ya know.
7. What’s your favorite song or project you ever came out with?
My favorite song? Yo honestly I haven’t even released it yet yo, but if I had to pick one now it would be “Shadows” since it explains a bit about my past ya know.
8. You got any projects coming out in the near future? If so, what are they?
Projects coming out? Hmmm well I have an ep dropping soon called “Versatility”. My album entitled “The Oddity” will be dropping next year. I have a couple featured ill be positioned on that will be dropping soon I believe, which ill let people know about asap.
And finally where can the people find you at online?