ADH Alpha K Diop
ADH Alpha K Diop
Vieux is a master musician of the kora which is an indigenous instrument of West Africa. Since moving to the U.S. in 1984, Diop has lectured and performed at hundreds of venues, colleges and universities through out the country. Vieux has released many albums in the U.S., starting with his self-titled 1995 debut.
ADH began as a drummer and has drummed in several dance companies in which he has performed all over the country. Most notably he has performed 3 times at the Brooklyn Academy of Music for Dance Africa 2006, 2008, and 2009. ADH has played for classes as well as local drum workshops so that he can spread his African Culture. He plays 3 different types of orchestras in African drumming.
ADH also went to school for music in Brooklyn where he learned the trap drums at the age of 10. ADH also got accepted to the Brooklyn High School of Performing Arts due to his exceptional talent. ADH started rapping in 2004 and eventually in 2006, Alpha began taking being a hip hop artist serious. During this period he was being mentored by his cousin, who is also an artist/engineer, Kevin "SK" Hanson and by the CEO of Selectfew Entertainment, Victor Emerson. Emerson saw the talent that ADH possessed and from that moment knew he wanted Alpha as apart of Selectfew Entertainment.
ADH then began working on tracks to raise the level of his talent and also began doing show cases at various venues. During this period ADH dropped his first Mixtape entitled, "Tri-State Dilemma". The concept of the mixtape was to show his interactions throughout the Tri-State Area and how him, being from Brooklyn New York was adjusting to life in New Jersey. The Mixtape was made up of 20 tracks and was released though Selectfew Entertainment.
The response from his first mixtape was phenomenal locally and ADH decided he would take a 4 month break from music. When Alpha returned to the hip hop scene, he began working on his second Mixtape entitled, "Stay In Good Company". The Mixtape featured various artists throughout New Jersey. It featured 106 and Park Freestyle Champion Kay M, Kevin "SK" Hanson, Ant Stone, Killah Ky, and Victor Emerson himself. The goal on this Mixtape was to get together all of the talent in New Jersey and show that New Jersey can be a strong force in the "Rap Game".
He also saw it as a way to spread a message that had important meaning to him; to stay in good company and always keep your circle closed circuit. With the release of this Mixtape ADH saw a great response that he couldn't have even imagined himself. At that moment he realized that he had what the people wanted and that God had blessed him with the talent to do so. ADH has just realized his second Mixtape titled, "I.M. (Introducing Me)".
Just like his previous mixtape, it has received an even greater response. ADH is working on an album right which contains his single "Like This" ft. David Rush. ADH will continue to give you guys great music so stay tune! Read more on Last.fm.
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