"Royalty Rulez," "Prince Jakari," "Double R," "Jakari" -- Those are the many names he's known by. Raised in the streets of London, no one can say his journey hasn't been tough or difficult, to say the least. People do it for the clout, people do it for the fame but he stays true to his art. Jakari's struggle with his health is a well-documented part of his story, from surviving Cancer twice to undergoing a Bone Marrow transplant at the age of 19. His music career has been set back multiple times but always manages to wow us with so little effort.
Jakari counts himself as lucky to still be alive and not in jail. From London fields to Leytonstone to Shooters Hill, Jakari is quite farmiliar with gang culture, having been stabbed himself. Yet there is a maturity in his music that doesn't focus exclusively on street life. Political and social issues are very important to Jakari as he regularly raps about this in his music.
Although Jakari's music is "Hip Hop" at it's core, he has a way of getting you engrossed in his music as he gets you to think twice on almost every bar on some of his tracks, like being in a "Hip Hop" retreat. His melodic flows bring that "RnB" flavour whilst still managing to keep that raw essence for "Rap".
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