Today we’d like to introduce you to King Aiden.
Hi King, thanks for joining us today. We’d love for you to start by introducing yourself.
I got my first drum set in 4th grade! I began drum lessons for a couple of months and then picked the rest up on my own. I then started picking up the piano and playing by ear to my favorite songs as I taught myself. After the piano I was shown a few guitar chords by my great grandmother and began to teach myself how to play the acoustic guitar and bass. By age 14, I was producing and recording myself in my room of my home studio. It got the attention of Terry Watson of Warner Music group, who then sent me to a year and a half of artist development through the Abbott Agency in Nashville, Tennessee. I worked with artists and producers such as Robert Marvin, David Mullen, Ian Keaggy, David Leonard, and TobyMac to name a few. I ended up in one of TobyMac’s music videos, “Feel It”, that got over 29 million views. I then landed a role on an episode of Nashville on ABC As an actor through Advantage Talent Agency. After getting a glimpse of the what the spotlight could be, I knew it was time to finally make the decision for myself to transition. Female to male. I am a biracial Transman now. I had to take a break from my music to transition. I started my transition as soon as I was 18. It was something that had to be done for me. Most people severed ties with me after that but now I’m back and healthier mentally than I ever have been. I am working with artists such as Xantheartist and Ryan Cassata! We have songs coming out together and my career is flourishing again that is my story (:
I’m sure you wouldn’t say it’s been obstacle free, but so far would you say the journey have been a fairly smooth road?
It has definitely not been a smooth road for me exactly. It was in the beginning before my transition but when I did transition, I lost and gained a lot of people in my life and that was pretty hard. I call it bittersweet.
Can you tell our readers more about what you do and what you think sets you apart from others?
I specialize in being a music artist before anything. That includes the whole 9 yards in the creative aspect. I coordinate what needs to be done in my art, sometimes I have to produce and compose my own music or for others. I rap, I sing. People would describe me as a very versatile artist. I do pop/trap/indie/r&b and sometimes alternative music. I think what sets me apart from others is that I am not neurotypical. This allows me to have intense racing thoughts and I turn them into raps and Melodies. I am most proud of my music. It takes a lot of my energy and effort and is a good reflection of me.
We’re always looking for the lessons that can be learned in any situation, including tragic ones like the Covid-19 crisis. Are there any lessons you’ve learned that you can share?
Wear your masks and keep your family close and check in on your friends often.
- Email: Onlykingaiden@gmail.com
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