Elevated Places w/ Ava Muhammad NOW ON WVON 1690-AM in Chicago | Sundays 4PM Central

The popular show 'Elevated Places' w/ Dr. Ava Muhammad is now on WVON 1690-AM Sundays at 4PM Central Time. If outside of the metropolitan Chicago listening area, you can hear it  LIVE streaming on the internet at WVON.com.


What an excellent way to spend your Sunday afternoon!


'FOCUS' from AKIR - A New 'free market' EP Available Now!

Introducing FOCUS, AKIR's new 'free-market' EP. FOCUS showcases an updated sound blended AKIR’s trademark raspy flow, his intricate, non-stop rhyme patterns, and his ear for soulful, dramatic beats, many of them self-produced or co-produced with production crew 'The Sound.' 

For AKIR, focus, isn't just some cool catchphrase—it’s a rallying cry for him, his music, and his listeners. 

'Possessed'  is the cut that grabbed my attention on this piece, and 'Get Away' is hot too! I invite you to take a listen.

“Focus was made to reintroduce myself to the world. A new sound, a new clarity, a new focus.” --AKIR

Download: http://akir.bandcamp.com/


Hip Hop Turns 40 & Bikers, Low-Riders & Clergy United for Peace on West Coast

Thank you for all of your feedback regarding my most recent piece dealing w/ Hip-Hop celebrating its 40th year. Concerts and tributes were held nationwide this weekend where enthusiastic crowds embraced the best of what Hip-Hop has to offer. Lively discussions are taking place, thought-provoking questions are being asked, and some interesting solutions are being offered dealing with this very important topic. Again, thank you, and as a bonus, here's a little preview of what you might expect from me in the next edition of The Final Call.

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