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Keemy Uptown AKA Akeen Downer is Making Waves in Various Industries


In the times of short attention spans and maintaining relevance, public figure and musician Akeen Downer has found a way to not only maintain his online presence, but also acquire the attention of media outlets such as the Daily Mail and Worldstar. His comedic presence has caught the attention of many as he grows his followers and viewers.

Being from the Bronx, Akeen has been on the music radar in the area for a while now. His music has reached a following as well as his comedy. His instagram influence is more than just a few followers, it’s a great tool he uses to connect with audiences and gain opportunities with his platform. “Being a public figure requires work to stay relevant, but I love making new skits and content, that is the funnest part about my job,” he says smiling.

While Akeen has the following success in all aspects of his life, he wouldn’t be anywhere without his music. As a rapper and musician, he takes a lot of pride in his craft. “I can connect with people with my music, my comedy and skits, and my influence,” he states. “But it’s all about the connection that I get to make with my audience.” Akeen is taking over with his music, skits and unique talents, captivating both younger and older audiences alike. He is best known for his laid-back style and dynamic presence. “Doing what I do with my music and influence is a great tool to build my experience, and create more opportunities to expand my reach. I work hard and that’s a big part of my reputation,” he says. During the course of Akeen’s successful music career as a Hip Hop and R&B artist, he has won a performance hosted by Hip Hop Mike from Hot 97 and looks forward to further expanding his musical career across different audiences and platforms. Akeen has a new track called “Killers” and “Craven” under his rapper persona, Keemy Uptown. 

Akeen has collaborated with various other instagram influencers entertaining the public with comedy and talents. His funny videos have gone viral reaching some of the top brands.His instagram videos are reaching countless people and he capitalizes on this with his #ViralGang apparel and merch. Going viral on instagram is more difficult than it seems and Akeen has found his way around the app with the help from his comedic skits and over 14K followers. Akeen started acting at 23 and started rapping when he was 21 years old. He had many influential people around him that helped motivate him into starting his career. He says that his childhood helped mold him into the person he is today and ultimately provided him the strength and determination to launch his career. 

Through rap and comedy, Akeen later grew a passion for film. With hard work and the building of his careers, he decided to try directing and is now one of the film directors for an upcoming movie called “CORY”. The film is about a girl that goes on a one-night stand with a rapper named Cory. In the film, Cory is crazy in love with her but finds out that she is in a relationship and shenanigans ensue. The film is set to release this year.

“Despite how fun my job is, there is always going to be the work that I have to put in. But, I love my job and that’s the important part about it,” Akeen says. “Find something you love and put everything you have into it, and it will be what makes you successful.”