“I was born in raised in New York,” says recording artist Aidan, “and not New New York.” He grew up on the East Side—but moved to Chelsea after his father passed away. He began making music because his friends began to dabble in production. “My homies were getting into production and shit, and so I sorta got my footing through that.”
Following up his debut visual “Two Flows,” he’s released the first taste of his upcoming project Rackwood$—with a video for the title track. You can catch Aidan on his college tour along the East Coast, but for now, get to know a little more about him.
Describe your music.
It’s hard for me to describe my sound cause I just be in the studio trying to do me and make good music. People always hear something different, so I leave it up to them to describe it.
How did you get into music?
I got into some legal issues and ended up at some wilderness program my sophomore year. Then some trash therapist there said I needed a “more structured” school, so I ended up in Loa, Utah middle of nowhere at some boarding school where we couldn’t do shit but sit at the dorms and freestyle and write bars.
Who are your influences?
Maxwell, Jill Scott, Bobby McFerrin, Tyson Ritter, Jadakiss, Cam, Wiz, Snoop, Stack Bundles, Usher, 50 Cent, Travis Scott … yeah, honestly, I could go on for a minute.
What have you dropped so far?
I have released three tracks on Soundcloud and Two videos, “Two Flows” being the first Video and Track I released. I also work closely with Tabby Wakes (NY Artist), and we dropped our first collab called “Mines.”
What are you working on now?
I am currently shooting videos for the tracks that will be on my mixtape Rackwood$ as well as working on new music and getting shows lined up for the upcoming year.
What’s been your biggest achievement thus far?
I recently got to perform two of my singles opening up for Cardi B. Brujas, an organization which I strongly support for their constant efforts to empower and educate the urban youth had put together the event, and I was honored to be able to take part. Later that night Cardi B performed “Bodak Yellow” for the first time.
What’s your goal in this game?
International tour. I spend a lot of time in Germany, I travel as much as possible, and I want to bring my music and my platform around the world. I want to meet as many people as I can.
I will be performing at a couple of colleges. Super excited, I’ve got so much new music to put out. I’m just looking forward to working with new people.