“Take a bottle of college life and a bottle of hip-hop, pour a drink, and that shot is what our music is,” said Abe Alem, K-State alumnus in electrical engineering, who returned to Manhattan on Saturday night performing as one half of the rap and hip-hop duo, F-14.
The other half of F-14 is Wayne Valentine, graduate in audio engineering from the Conservatory of Recording Arts and Sciences in Tempe, Ariz.
“The music itself is a representation of us,” Valentine said. “But hip-hop has a negative connotation, we want to change those perceptions.”
The duo, originally from Manhattan, met in first grade at Theodore Roosevelt Elementary. After college, they moved to Oklahoma for separate jobs, but through a series of fortunate events wound up together again and began making music.