Ahmad Anonimis is a young artist from Atlanta continuing the city’s long legacy of creative, left-of-center rap. From elastic melodic flows reminiscent of Lil Uzi Vert, to quickfire bars that fans of JID will appreciate, to straight up singing over hazy production, listeners have been kept on their toes by his releases so far. It’s still early days for Ahmad but a series of strong singles throughout 2020 has built momentum and he’s about to launch the first single from his debut album, “Inhaled,” this week.
Produced by Powers Pleasant, Ahmad describes “Inhaled” as “a more personal track about my inner battles with self-doubt and depression. It’s about people having the false perception that I’m mentally well but that’s only because I hide it behind a smile.” He adds, “I’m entering a whole new world of sound and vibes and I can’t wait to take my fans there with me. 2021 is going to be a special year as I am dropping my debut project! This project is about my experiences and emotions and how I’ve been dancing through my problems while attempting to elevate myself. I can’t wait for you all to hear it.”
From his official releases to a social presence with a compelling youthful energy, Ahmad Anonimis seems well placed to capture and hold new fans’ attention in a fast-moving music landscape. Whether he’s making creative DIY music videos or rapping over well known beats like Kanye and Jay-Z’s “Otis” or OutKast’s “Elevators,” Ahmad keeps the content flowing. His album is sure to reveal much more of Ahmad’s potential, but all signs point to another exciting talent growing from the rich ATL soil.
“ Being raised in Atlanta, you really get to see every aspect of life: rags, riches, fine art, love and pain,” Ahmad tells us. “It is really a city with its own heartbeat and artists like me are the blood vessels that keep the flow alive. Atlanta’s a big place and the music and flows I spit are the only ways I can properly navigate. Just taking the time out to myself and walking around the city and seeing all the moving pieces of Atlanta inspires me. The energy of the city is a new renaissance. Atlanta’s been moving the culture for a long time, but the city and the world is about to witness some new vibrations and frequencies this decade.”—Alex Gardner