Christian “Thaahum” Abrokwah Bio
Christian’s unique style makes him a much needed artist in the music industry. He describes his style as supraliminal Hip Hop; “supraliminal” meaning beyond the realm of consciousness, to induce a sensation. That is exactly what he does in his music. Noticing a gap between the positive sounds of underground Hip Hop, and it’s more popular mainstream counterpart, he’s always had a vision to bridge the two. His ability to smoothly put positive words to commercially appealing beats make him that
bridge between underground and mainstream Hip Hop. Sticking true to his vision he picked the alias “Thaahum” as his artist name which is a cuneiform word meaning intellect.
He has done custom songs promoting projects for some mainstream media such as View Askew Productions, Sony Home Entertainment, Rosario Dawson’s graphic novel, The Occult Crimes Taskfore, and National Lampoon’s. He has worked with such industry talent as multi-platinum producer D-Maq, former Rocafella Records artist Amil, Imani Coppola, and film writer/director Adam Rifkin. He also licensed a few of his songs for the Showtime series “Look,” which debuted with the number one Nielsen rating for it’s time slot on October 10, 2010. Continuing his work with Adam Rifkin, he also has two songs featured in a current Showtime series he wrote and produced called Reality Show. All his work is self published through his own label ETMCEEZ Music, which has been acknowledged by ASCAP by him winning the ASCAP Plus Award every year since 2003.
Hearing about his positive music, mentor and film producer Don Boyer, placed Thaahum’s song “A Matter of Choice” in his film The Power of Mentorship (2007), starring Bob Proctor and Marie Diamond from the hit movie The Secret. Shortly after the film was released Thaahum got the idea to put out his own project similar to the Secret and the Power of Mentorship that would be geared for the Hip Hop audience. He thus came up with the Inspiration on Fire mixtape series, in which he describes as “a musical journey in the subconscious mind to unlock ones’ deepest potential.” For the series he interviewed writers with different spiritual backgrounds asking their perspective on personal development. Their answers are then mixed in with songs he wrote on similar topics. The mixtape is available now on Thaahum.com. He also has an EP out now, available on Amazon and Itunes, Monsters Ball which features collaborations with indie artists John Robinson and Soul Khan, as well as production by Mike Chav, whose work includes production on Erykah Badu’s New Amerykah Part Two (Return of the Ankh),album.
Passing on his creative spark Thaahum also helped his 12 year old daughter Nekaybaw put together an EP of her own original work and co-wrote her current EP Summ<3r, which is available on Amazon and Itunes as well.
2013 being a significant year in Thaahum’s career as a year of many other milestones, he created the first ever all conscious HipHip Cypher series for his state called The Arizona Inspiration on Fire Cypher Series. The series brought together conscious artists in the Phoenix area for a “BET Cypher” style video cipher (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LYPClI5cesk). It received press worldwide and over 200K views. Also in March 2013 Thaahum performed at a showcase honoring Pan Africanist lecturer Dr. Umar Johnson. December of 2013 he released his first video single “We Live the Music,” featuring two other indie artists Huni, and MysticBlu (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VoDLMIKrXx4). The video was featured on allhiphop.com January of 2014. Expanding his cypher series in 2014 Thaahum created the first ever parent/child cypher for the state of Arizona, putting some of Arizona’s underground lyrical vets in a video cypher with their children (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1zlPTVfdXYA). The cypher also received major press including a feature on raprehab.com, and had a remix by Nashville producer Amerigo Gazaway which was done for charity (http://aziofcypher.bandcamp.com)
The independent artist moves to inspire and heal off the mic as well as on. In January 2009 he received his level one certification in a spiritual healing art called “The Language of Hyperspace,” a healing modality founded by Stewart Swerdlow of Expansions Publishings, which involve mind pattern analysis, dream analysis, and healing through the use of color, tone, and archetype symbols. Besides emceeing, he has also done freelance journalism work for various publications, including having his own column, “Keneteph’s Korner,” on film writer/director Kevin Smith’s site, asitecalledfred.com.
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