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APAHM Pick: ROOK - Eye for an Eye

Rookadamus aka ROOK (Realistic Outlook On Knowledge), a Korean-American rapper from Chi-Town was also part of the AA movement in the early/mid 2000s. Like fellow AA rapper, Shogunna, he experienced a different walk of life. He hooked up with Snacky Chan’s Dynasty Muzik label and released a mixtape in 2006, Hell is Empty and All the Devilz are Here, which received nothing but good reviews from the public (you can download the mixtape for free below). Unfortunately, he had a run in with the law again in 2008 and was sentenced to prison in Colorado. He was released earlier this year and, from the looks of it, will be back in the studio with more thoughts to share.

Its raw and realistic, using his lyricism to depict his experiences and lessons learned during his time on the streets of Chicago.

Evo

R.O.O.K. Finally Free!

No stranger to life behind bars, rapper Rookadamus aka R.O.O.K. (Real Outlook on Knowledge), ended up back in the pen in 2008. Now today, several years later, he comes home!

The Chi-Town bred rapper was able to release one mixtape, Hell is Empty & All the Devilz are Here, back in November 2006, which cemented him into the Asian American and underground hip hop scene at the time. His music and story resonates realness, painting raw images of a young man coming up on the streets of Chicago.

Heres one of his newest tracks, released back in January:


You can listen and download his entire mixtape here.

Welcome home ROOK!

Evo