At a time when listening to the radio meant one had to be skillful in the dangerous art of driving and simultaneously switching the station in a never ending quest to find a song that is, in the very least, decent, Aakhir, the artist more commonly referred to as "The Aak, Baby" did not have a working CD player. This unfortunate state of Hip Hop/popular music led to Aak making the transition from successful and well traveled Battle Rapper/Entertainer to Studio Artist, in an effort to make his vehicular commutes far safer and far less annoying. The result was I Hate Music: The Mix Tape.
However, contrary to what the title of Aak’s first mix tape implies, I Hate Music is a complete embrace of what the radio plays: mainstream music. Aak’s philosophy ispopular music or any catchy song does not have to be lyrically terrible or damn near embarrassing. Aak is about standards. Whether a girl is popping to his music or a hustler is being inspired to grind or a college kid is finding themes of life on which to relate, Aak feels there should be a standard of skill that goes a long with the entertainment. That is to say, no matter the point of the song or the song’s demographic, Aak’s fans can expect quality entertainment.
Born in the Bricks (Newark, NJ) Aak moved to Pensacola, FL as a youngster, then spent his college years in Orlando, FL. Aak says Jersey made him and Florida Raised him Like J.J. Evans. This unique living experience helped develop Aak’s eclectic taste in music, which, now, translates into Aak’s ability to create a sound that appeals to a wide variety of tastes; that ability has proven to be an invaluable tool in today’s music scene, as a meshing of styles has become a highly successful approach. Not to mention, being a seasoned Actor and comedian that has performed, live, in front of hundreds of people at a time does not hurt Aak’s ability to entertain. From Battling to Orchestrating Studio Hits to Comedy and Acting, Aak represents entertainment at its finest.
Aak dreams of sharing his perspective with the world, while simultaneously entertaining its inhabitants… all while making a hefty profit, of course. Being that his father is half Black and half Native American, Aak believes that half his family built this country and the other half rightfully owns it, so he’s innately driven to tirelessly work until he’s seen his American Dream come true.