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Announcing The Eleven EP

“Sounds like Ahmen is ready to shake things up here in 2018! It was pretty obvious to me that it wouldn’t take long for this inspired emcee to return after listening to his last record Timeout from 2017…I mean, you just can’t sit around and let talent like this go to waste, you know what I’m saying? If I had half the skills Ahmen had I’d be making a lot more music as opposed to just writing about it, dude’s one of the most confident & professional entertainers you’ll find in the independent Hip-Hop scene.

And believe me when I say…he’s back & sounding bolder than ever on the five new cuts on The Eleven EP.”

Stream and buy the album today, and read more about what critics have to say about the new album!

Ahmen x Stanford Social Innovation Review

The canvass is the planet, I could be the David

While Goliath is the giant, the source of all the pain n

I’m done with all the blamin, I name the chapter change

N dedicate remain ages to a brand of Troublemakin

 

Ahmen hit the stage at Frontiers of Social Innovation – presented by the Stanford Social Innovation Review – to open and close the event with rousing performances and deliver his keynote talk on “The Troublemaker Manifesto.” SSIR is one of the world’s authorities on the latest innovations in social impact, with countless gamechanging pieces that have influenced leaders like Ahmen throughout the years.

Ahmen x Synergos

What works? Trust works!

We choose what? Love!

That was the call-and-response that reverberated throughout the Grand Hyatt in NYC as Ahmen hosted and performed at Synergos Institute’s David Rockefeller Bridging Leadership Award dinner, their premiere fundraising gala. Ahmen helped Synergos to raise 40% more money than the prior year, fueling their impact in some of the most disenfranchised communities across the globe.

Check out Ahmen’s powerful performance of Interstellar:

 

TIMEOUT rocking the college radio charts

TIMEOUT hit the Top 20 on the North American College Radio Charts for nine weeks to start 2018! The hunger for #Troublemaker hip-hop is real, with listeners ranging from Vancouver, BC to Fargo, ND to Madison, WI to Charleston, SC.

Announcing TIMEOUT

On November 11th, 2017, Ahmen released TIMEOUT, the definitive hip-hop soundtrack of our lives. It’s the music we’re hungry for: audacious, bold, optimistic, fired up, and catalytic.

Listen: https://ahmen.us/ahmen-music/

Reviews:

 

“‘Timeout’ is audacious, passionate, and powerful. It’s a hard job to seamlessly blend activism with entertainment, but with ‘Timeout’, Ahmen seems to have found a way. In his own words, Ahmen has said that ‘Timeout’ could be the ultimate catalyst for social change, and it’s very possible that if it got into the hands of the right person, he could be very, very right.” –Thomas Bedward, Broken 8 Records

“With the flow of a socially conscious Eminem, and the speaking ability of Common, Ahmen makes this album is a must listen. At the end of the album, if you are not asking yourself “Whose fire are you going to light?”, you need to go back and not only LISTEN to the album, but HEAR the album.” –Jamie Robinson, Mr. TBT

“Ahmen is that champion music so sorely needs right now…a confident voice, powerful inspiration and serious light of hope in what threatens to be an ever-darkening planet. Our world needs heroes like this, more now than it ever has before…I’m definitely stoked to hear Ahmen embracing the power of his words and passing the energy right on to the people – he’s created an insightfully brilliant, highly-relevant and important record with Timeout that advocates strongly for change and demonstrates the unity and strengths that exist between us all at every possible moment.” –Jason Vare, Sleeping Bag Studios

“Ahmen has an insightful perspective on many issues, and he is able to share his mindset through clever, direct and unapologetic lyrics. At times ironic and thought-provoking, while at times cathartic and personable, Ahmen really managed to create a very compelling release that reminds why I love hip-hop so much.” –Down Beatz

 

Ahmen Interviewed by ThisIs50

“I’m in a constant state of preparation. I pay attention to everything around me: the news headlines, the stories of success and struggles of the people around me, the random forms of inspiration that might come from everyday interactions. I pride myself in performing for and with people, not at them, which means that my performance needs to reflect the energy of myself, the people in the room, and the world as a whole.”

Read more of Ahmen’s interview with ThisIs50 on the eve of the release of TIMEOUT: http://www.thisis50.com/profiles/blogs/exclusive-interview-ahmen

Ahmen X IFC 2017

#ifc2017 starts with aplomb. Literally never seem a conference opening like it… -@RebeccaKCooney

Ahmen shook an international crowd of 1,000 in Amsterdam with performances and a talk that you’ll rarely find in conferences! His performances of OUR TIME and WE CHOOSE LOVE, plus a stirring call-to-act through “The Troublemaker Manifesto,” lifted changemakers from all corners of the globe. Watch his opening performance:

Ahmen X Lit Network

Ahmen rocked the mic to celebrate a group of women who truly embody the #Troublemaker spirit: The Women of Color LIT Network. They’re a movement of women leaders who are empowering women with the skills, support, and sense of purpose needed to shake the status quo. Dig into their #Troublemaker story: https://ahmen.us/dilim-dieke-dipabali-chowdhury/

 

Hear Ahmen’s performance and speech to the LIT Network on TIMEOUT: https://ahmen.us/ahmen-music/