Kasim Allah (aka Mr. 7)

Kasim Allah

Kasim Allah is a multidimensional literary, visual and performing artist whose vocals can be currently heard nationally in Sheetz and Big Lots commercial rotations. Additionally, he narrated VH1’s Playa’s Guide to Scarface was a featured poet on BET’s Lyric Café, was signed to EMI with his group The Inviseez who co-wrote Emphatically No for Salt n Pepa’s Very Neccesary album, was featured on Redhead Kingpin’s Who Am I? God, Lord Jamar’s 5% Album and released the single Haggen Daj on Henchmen Records, now Czar Entertainment.

As a free agent he has become one of the most slam-winning and captivating performance artists in New York City. He was additionally a member of the 2003-2004 Hottest Poets International Slam Team. Kasim has also authored and published LOVE, LIFE & LIBERATION (selected poems) and has been published by Yale University press and Signifyin’ Harlem Literary Journal (volumes I and II). This man has also written and released several CD’s JUST WORDS (2001), THE WET SPOT (2001), GHETTO MESSIAH (2002), HOOD POLITICS (2005) in addition to writing & co-producing SUBWAY BOMBER (2007) and now, he prepares to release his new CD, “Da Food Stamp Champ”.

Kasim’s words have impacted students and audiences alike in venues as diverse as The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture to Princeton University to The Drum Culture Center in Birmingham, England.

Kasim Allah has been a featured voice-over actor in several commercials for such companies as Sprite, Sprite Remix, Motorola, IBM, McDonalds, Big Lots, Sheetz, Bahama Breeze Restaurants, and several demos (Reuters, Lymon, Coca-Cola, Sprite and others). He has also been a principal actor in a student film and a principle in an unfinished trailer for a feature film.

Kasim is as adept as a spoken word artist as he is as an album host & rapper in his own right. His big mark so far, apart from his underground solo tracks was his appearance on Lord Jamar’s Nation Of Gods & Earths concept album “The 5% Album” from 2006.

This year he further waved the hip hop flag by hosting Rashad Unique’s debut various artist mixtape “Unique Heat: Global Warming”.
Kasim’s tracks “Living Mathematics” & “All Wise” start & end this collection of underground & independant Hip Hop tracks.

At present Kasim is preparing for a stage show & putting together his album, so be prepared to hear & see more of Mr.7.

(Profile additionally edited by Rashad Unique with kind permission from Kasim Allah)

Check out Kasim Allah @ Myspace here
Listen to Kasim Allah @ Reverbnation here
Check out the “Global Warming” feature @ Allah’s Five Percent blogspot here

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