Akrobatik checked in with fans on his blog at MySpace (@therealakrobatik) on Monday (November 10), sharing his thoughts on the election of Barack Obama as the 44th U.S. President. The Boston rapper tells readers:
On election night, I had a show at the Middle East in Cambridge, MA. This is the club where I honed my performance skills, and have been performing for my most die-hard fans for 12 years now. Coincidentally, Barack’s victory was announced just before I was to go onstage. It was just so amazing to see everyone so happy. The feeling I had when I took the stage, man.. What a rush. I started the set by saying the Pledge of Allegiance for the first time since grade school. It felt good to mean it. “And to the republic, for which it stands, one nation…” I really believe like our country is finally moving towards that.
My set was cut short after the second song, as the new President-elect took the podium to greet his country. The crowd watched in awe on the big screen at the venue, and I watched from the stage in stunned amazement and unprecedented bliss. Tears flowed down my face, and for maybe the first time in my life, I cried and didn’t care who saw it. This was such a deep moment, and one that I would never forget, but it was overshadowed in my mind by what would happen next.