On his 40th birthday, renowned Malaysian rapper Altimet officially bids farewell to his 19 years of career as a performing rapper.
2018 has been a phenomenal year for Altimet, from winning the “Best Performance” Award with his outstanding show at AJL32, to garnering a whopping 8.3 million views for his hit single “Bunga” which has been nominated as one of the 12 finalists for AJL33 in 2019.
To close the curtain on his wonderful music journey, the rapper has announced his final concert called “NESCAFÉ Presents The Last Altimet Show” which is set to be held on Saturday, 16th February 2019, 7pm at Dewan Merdeka, PWTC in Kuala Lumpur.
Tickets to the show are priced at RM59 (Early Bird), RM79 (Presale) and RM109 (At Door) each. Limited Early Bird tickets can be purchased at altimet.com.my/Concert starting from 21st December 2018.
During his concert announcement, Hype Malaysia sat down with the rapper to learn more about his final show and future planning. Here’s what we learned.
1. Guest performers at The Last Altimet Show
Altimet’s final show will not be completed without the appearance of some his celebrity friends. Some of the confirmed performers include Aizat Amdan, DJ Fuzz, Zizi Kirana, Awi Rafael, and Aman Ra. Altimet mentioned that he also approached Hazama, Tomok and Adeep Nahar, but so far he hasn’t gotten a confirmation from them. “I know them not just professionally but also on personal terms. So, even though I’ve already asked their managers, I still need a confirmation from them.”
2. Not retiring from music completely
“I’m only quitting in terms of performing, but not from writing. I’ve already received requests from other people and I will start writing next year’s January,” he said. The “Mambang” rapper also said that he received offers to be in theater production and to be a TV host for certain programmes. Furthermore, Altimet said that he still receive offers for New Year performances and others scheduled for 2019, but he turned them down as he believed that his era as a performer has ended.
3. Developing an Al-Quran-reading app
Altimet is involved in several other businesses apart from music. But the main business that he is currently focusing on now is an Al-Quran-reading app called Recite which is available on both Android and iPhone. The app was launched in Malaysia earlier this year and it recently entered the Indonesian market. According to the rapper, the reception of the app in Malaysia is “very good but can be better”. The app allows users to record their own recitation of Quran and send it to the panel of certified Ustaz and Ustazah. These educators will then give their feedback on the recitation. Altimet plans to expand the app to international market upon demand.
4. A group will be replacing Altimet in AJL33
Altimet has already made it very clear that he will no longer perform on stage, aside from his final concert. So for the upcoming 33rd Anugerah Juara Lagu (AJL), Altimet will need to find someone else to perform his hit song “Bunga” in his place. Though the rapper refused to reveal the name of the singer, he has confirmed that the person is not a solo singer. “I’m the one who chose them and I believed that they can perform this song using their own style.” Rumour has it that duo group Billy Zulkarnain will be performing the song.
5. His final album, “O”
Altimet set to release his 5th and final album “O” on 21st December 2018 on all digital platforms and official stores. The album features 13 tracks which correlates to one another, making up a whole story. “Please listen to the album from the start to the end because it’s a whole story. It’s not just a collection of songs, there is a story to it,” Altimet said at a press conference yesterday.