'Power' star Rotimi Akinosho promises his new music is going to "blow people away"
Akinosho, who is best known for playing Dre in the Starz show 'Power,' says he wants to do everything and not put himself in a box
If you’re a fan of Starz’s ‘Power,’ you already know Rotimi Akinosho as the hate-inducing Dre. However, he is going to confuse your emotions with his new music, later this year. He is waiting for the end of the year to release the album, this time sans a 50 Cent collaboration, because he did not want fans to be distracted by ‘Power’ or vice versa.
“I wanted to take my time this time around, because I wanted people to really enjoy 'Power' for what it is, without any interruptions and kind of sell the product in its own time. It's two different things and I wanted people to enjoy even though I know the height of the attention is now,” he told Meaww.
The upcoming music, which Akinosho claimed is a mixture of Afro beats and R&B mixed with pop, promises to be an extremely “unique sound that people are going just to be really struck by.” The multi-talented artist believes in the music enough to know that “a lot of people are going to be surprised, a lot of people are going to be excited and a lot of people are going to be just awakened.” He said, “When they hear this new music, it's going to blow people away.”
Akinosho is excited for that moment and for people to get involved and understand, why he took the time and how it is going to shake the music industry up. In fact, he is a man who truly believes in himself and the abundant gift he possesses. “Before I am done, I really wanna do everything,” he said.
He refuses to put himself in a box and is looking forward to keep doing all that he is capable of, which is "basically everything.” He said, “I feel like god has given me a gift that I can inspire people with comedy, drama, and whatever necessarily need and that's the kind of way I want to continue to be. I don't want to be in just a box.”
Having started acting right after he graduated college, Akinosho said, “I want to direct, I want Grammys, I want Oscars, I want Emmys, you know? I feel like I am capable of doing all of that and I want a lifetime achievement award, I want my life to be remembered for leaving all my talents.” He hopes this legacy would inspire people “to just wanna be better and do better for themselves.” He refuses to look at his career as just entertainment, instead looking at it as an avenue that shows people a better possibility within themselves.
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While shooting for season 6 of ‘Power,’ he is developing a couple of TV shows as well. He is in a “creative place” musically and is finally at a place where he knows who he is and what he wants to do specifically. “It’s all coming together,” he added.
Akinosho is definitely on track to becoming an EGOT, with an extremely busy and fruitful time ahead of him.