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Ashanti Abdullah Giant Steps

Ashanti Abdullah

Ashanti Abdullah’s career in the music industry started in the early part of 2001 as a backing DJ for local Hip-Hop artists in his hometown of Minneapolis, MN.

After helping build those early acts into touring groups, he started pulling double duty and transitioned into management while still acting as a DJ on the road. Fast-forward over a decade later and he sits in the chair of artist management at the indie rap giant Rhymesayers Entertainment. Working for the last four years at Rhymesayers, Ashanti has worked on projects for international touring acts and grammy award winners, Atmosphere, Dilated Peoples, BrotherAli, Aesop Rock, Alchemist, Evidence, Kimya Dawson, and more.