[Artists] - A.J. Coles: Not Your Average

Name: A.J. Coles
Location: Hometown- Indianpolis, IN
               Currently- Atlanta, GA
Genre: Hip Hop/Rap
Label/Unsigned: Unsigned


Self motivated with perception beyond his years, this rapping poet born Alfred Coles, Jr. better known as A.J. Coles continues to create a name for himself with not only conscious but entertaining lyricism and an entrepreneurial mind state one has to respect. After independently releasing the mixtapes "The Best of Both Worlds" in 2009 and "On Board" in 2010, A.J. Coles has begun doing college tours and became the CEO of the business representing his music Beyond Average Entertainment/C.K.S (College Kid Swag). Using his humble but confidently unique style he aims to inform, relate to and motivate his listeners one lyric at a time. Born in 1989 in Washington, D.C., A.J. moved from state to state living in Maryland, Pennsylvania and New York until the age of 11. The popular rap & R&B music played in the East Coast during the 90's motivated A.J. Coles's sound and is where his love for hip hop originates from. However, due to his parents divorcing at age eleven he relocated to the midwest to be closer to family in Indianapolis, IN  where by finding music and poetry as an outlet his rap career begun.  Attending Lawrence North High school in Indianapolis, A.J. built relationships with his now life long friends and business partners. After high school A.J. moved to Atlanta & has been attending the HBCU Clark  Atlanta University to not only gain further education, but open up more opportunities with his music. During his matriculation in college, A.J. Coles had progressed to gain a fanbase from his peers through talent shows,
open mic nights, dropping mixtapes,and opening up for artists such as T-Pain, Young Joc, Trey Songz, Waka Flocka and Yelawolf . He's now graduated with a Bachelor's Degree and released his latest project "Not Your Average Mixtape" this year with fellow artist A.P. This project received a 5 star rating review from Coast 2 Coast Mixtapes. Starting from rapping in school hallways and lunch rooms to regularly performing in front of audiences, A.J. Coles continues to gradually perfect his craft as an artist.  Staying humble and thanking God for every opportunity and outcome, only bigger and better successes are in the future for this young emcee.

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