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Above: LIVE performance @ Stevie’s Cafe
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A.P.T.: A Biography of a World-Changing Superstar in the Making
A product of a suburban upbringing with two parents. A big fan of “Weird Al” Yankovic. An MC who never smokes and seldom drinks.
Oh – and a song he created helped President-Elect Barack Obama win the 2008 election.
A.P.T. – the initials of his name, Aaron P. Taylor – has been making music as far back as his early childhood. When he turned 15, he decided to become a hip-hop artist, and practiced his craft daily by freestyling songs whenever he had free time to himself.
While at Hampton University, A.P.T. would entertain people around campus with his remakes of other songs via his out-message for his answering machine. In his senior year, he purchased a drum kit and a Pocket Studio, and created his first CD, “The A.P.T. EP,” that proved to be a hit with his fellow students.
Beyond graduation, A.P.T. continued to make music and began using YouTube as a means of posting his music up on the world wide web. In May of 2008, he came up with the daunting idea of creating a website called “One-Song-A-Week by A.P.T.” (www.aptsongs.wordpress.com), where he would put up a new song and self-directed music video every Sunday – for ONE WHOLE YEAR.
In June 2008, A.P.T. gained worldwide attention, due in large part to his music video for song number five, a remixing of Lil’ Wayne’s “A Milli” called “Obama, Obama” (re-dubbed by the public at large as “Obama Milli”). The song first took off on YouTube, then became an INTERNATIONAL SENSATION.
Above: The video for “Obama Milli Remix.” The song was played on radio for 7 months and heard/seen worldwide by millions of people. It continues to be a top-seller on iTunes almost a year-and-a-half later.
The song got played on radio stations across the United States for almost 8 months (on too many stations to mention here) as well as on BBC radio, and night clubs in Canada, Germany, Kuwait, and more. His song was also quoted by celebrities and people in the major media, and later, he got to create a remixed version featuring Lil Wayne’s Young Money artist, Tyga.
A.P.T. has a strong legion of fans from the online community, with over 1000 YouTube subscribers and 3000 MySpace friends. His songs/music videos have been enjoyed by millions of people, and his albums – “The A.P.T. LP,” “The Great Black Hope,” and “Attack of the Obama Milli Remix Guy!” – have been downloaded and bought by many.
He currently resides in the Los Angeles area, where he continues to make instrumentals for upcoming artists and media projects, as well as cultivate his growing fan base via performances and guest appearances.
CAREER HIGHLIGHTS (SO FAR):
“Obama Milli Remix” hits radio stations worldwide between June 2008 – February 2009
“Obama Milli Remix” gets played in clubs worldwide
“Obama Milli Remix” receives over 10 million hits on YouTube
Interviewed by various radio stations and online podcast stations
Has had 4 songs – “Obama Milli Remix,” “Goodbye Bush,” “Second 2 None” and “Imma Let U Finished” – featured on AllHipHop.com, WorldStarHipHop.com, and other hip hop web sites
Has had 3 album reviews (50 Cent, Jay-Z, Lil’ Wayne) featured on AllHipHop.com
“The O-Bama Mixtape” is downloaded over 10,000 times
“Attack of the Obama Milli Remix Guy!” album released to iTunes in September 2009
Over 900 songs sold, 7300+ songs streamed since March 2009
Had a role as an extra in Tyler Perry’s “Meet the Browns”
POPULAR A.P.T. YOUTUBE MUSIC VIDEOS
Above: My most recent video, “The Betty White Song (Do The Betty White),” already becoming a YouTube hit!
Above: “Obama Milli Remix” video. Produced by me, A.P.T. via A.P.T. Productions
Above: “Imma Let U Finish” feat. Kanye West. Produced by King Kut via A.P.T. Productions
Above: “Hands UP!” Produced by SINIMA Beats
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