For the latest Forever Forwards episode, the group chat to Aki Mateta, co-founder of ALLE$ Lifestyle, the free-flowing Amsterdam based creative collective. Half Angolan, Half Congolese, Aki grew up in Nijmegen and speaks on his roots (5:17) and his MC’ing days in the house & dubstep scene (6:05). Aki touches on meeting like-minded individuals and how that caused the formation of ALLE$ (8:35.) Aki speaks on remaining positive no matter what (15:19) and how this frame of mind helped him out when he moved to Amsterdam (29:15). Aki breaks down what he likes about black culture (33:42) and how necessity caused ALLE$ to produce their own content, from music, videos and photography (38:51).
Aki is a super positive individual, who believes in uplifting those around him and being a connector of people, there was truly great energy with this one.
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