Blueprint Hakeem is a Cameroonian-born rapper from the North West Region. He grew up learning how to play the piano when he was 10 and fell in love with hip-hop music at 12, with Nas being his biggest influence, alongside a few others he will discover on his journeys like Lupe Fiasco, M.I Abaga, 50 Cent, and Kanye West.
Despite rapping throughout his high school and university days, it wasn’t until after he graduated from the University with a degree in Journalism that Blueprint Hakeem decided to pursue a career in rap music. He released his first 3 singles in 2012. One of which was followed with a video “Daddy Hate my swagger.” In 2013 he released “Ma Head D Hot” with a video too. Blueprint has over 20 singles as of date with 4 albums – Cold Like Alaska 2016, Excuse My English 2017, Disciple Music 2018, and SITATUNGA 2020. His Disciple Music album with producer Black Santa was nominated for best hip-hop album at the Urban Jamz 2017 awards.
He has bagged two nominations at the 2020 Public Vision Awards Yaounde under best Journalist and Musical Revelation of the year. He’s also been nominated as “next rated act” at the Almost A Night Awards all coming up in December 2020. He’s shared stages with African music names like DJ Arafat, Stanley Enow, and others.
Recently, Blueprint Hakeem just released a brand new song titled “LUCIDITY”, which is a follow up to his first release for 2020 titled “Gravity”. He is currently doing performances promoting his new songs and December 2020 EP album SITATUNGA.