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Date: Time Period: 1980s
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:19859
Description: Akili Walker discusses his thoughts on on hip-hop, the significance of the drum machine, why some artists hated hip-hop, and why studio engineers relished different genres of music. Akili also talks a ... More
Date: Time Period: 1980s
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:19862
Description: Akili Walker's most memorable experience as a touring sound engineer was during LL Cool J's first solo tour. Mr. Walker also was on the road with his idols Run-D.M.C and the Beastie Boys who came toge ... More
Date: Time Period: 1970s
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:19860
Description: Akili Walker knew he wanted to be a studio engineer at the age of nineteen. This revelation occurred when he walked into a jazz club and saw his friends using a mixing board to control sounds. He lear ... More
Date: Time Period: 1960s - 1990
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:19861
Description: Akili Walker was born in Queens and then moved to Freeport, Long Island. His family were the first african americans to move into a white neighborhood. At nineteen he became interested in learning to ... More
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