Amir Sulaiman is best known for his work on Def Poetry Jam. With his most famous piece being “Danger” garnering a lot of attention, one might consider him to be an artist filled with anger. Some may consider him an artist who focuses more on oppressive or political themes within his work. The Rochester, New York native is just a man interested in exploring all that is human and love within. Exploring the boundaries of art and what it is to be Muslim, black, hip hop, a lyricist, activist, writer and the list continues.
Gaining the attention of such people like Russell Simmons and Mos Def, Amir is a man with something to say. With a strong connection to his spirituality, he shares it through his creativity. Sulaiman is what some would say a modern day activist. Fighting to bring back attention to what is really going on and shed some light to this sometimes seemingly uninterested generation. His latest creation Meccan Openings deserves a listening to, especially for those looking for conscious rap with a twist.