UB Artist Spotlight: Introducing: Aaron Knight


Taking the road less traveled has made all the difference for Queens bred singer/songwriter, Aaron Knight. Born in a lower class family in Newburgh, NY to Puerto Rican and African American parents suffering from addiction; Aaron was raised by his grandmother in a two-bedroom apartment with his four siblings in Sunnyside, Queens.

Basketball being his first love, he was a highly recruited basketball player who attended perennial powerhouse Christ the King where he helped them win a city and state championship. Falling out of love with the game, Aaron discovered his passion for music.

Always a fan of music and an avid poetry writer, he started recording at the age of 17. Aaron began rapping, and then singing and harmonizing soon took over and made him a triple threat. With his singing and rapping talents, he created a sound that makes him original. He infuses hip-hop with elements of pop, trap, and new age R&B.

Through his originality, Aaron is able to create music for a diverse group of people; from young, old, to a variety of races. His movement has inspired countless fans to go out and live everyday like it’s their last, and never give up on the dream – whatever they may be.

Aaron Knight is looking to cement his place in the music world and vehemently does so on his Fader premiered single “OG.” On the track, Knight showcases his musical chops as he effortlessly sings and raps over an up-tempo trap influenced beat. Speaking with The Fader, he shares: “I was in the studio and I told my engineer I been doing this music thing since I was 17 and now I feel like a OG. But in all reality I ain’t even a 90s kid.” The single will appear on his forthcoming EP slated for release in fall 2016.

Check out the new single “Roll It” produced by Bangerz845 which premiered earlier this week on HipHopDX.

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