Akrobatik’s varsity rhyme career hatched in 1998, when “Ruff Enuff,” dropped on Boston’s Detonator Records. In ‘03, Ak signed with New York label Coup D’Etat for his full-length debut LP, Balance. The record launched Akrobatik into the global arena and won him first prize in the prestigious International Songwriting Competition. Back home, he clocked his first of two Boston Music Award trophies for Best Hip Hop Act. Within recent years, Ak penetrated hip-hop’s greater critical consciousness as one-third of The Perceptionists with Mr. Lif and DJ Fakts One. Their 2005 Def Jux release, Black Dialogue, became the only indie rap project to register on Rolling Stone’s Top 50 Records of the Year list. Ak has shared stages with cult,fringe and commercial rap heroes ranging from Edo G. and Guru to The Roots, Fat Joe and Eminem.