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Life & Work with King Aiden of Bowling Green

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.

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