Check out the new song from Aaron Elite – Last Forever
Tell us about where you are from and how you got to this position today.
I was born and raised in Newark, New Jersey in the Colonnade Park Apartments on Clifton Avenue and 7th St. Shout out to them. I started emceeing when I was seventeen. I got here through hard work. My brother Kamonie and I would spend time writing in class and then spit the bars at lunch. Ever since then I been emceeing.
I recorded my first track with Internal Quest on the boards Four Hoursemen, check that out. I kept writing and recording after that trying to find my voice. Then I dropped my first mixtape #12TwelvE12 on Datpiff on that date. I dropped a few singles since then like E.M.P. and Last Forever, but for the most part I’ve been working on my current mixtape Another Day in Paradise and performing for promotion.
Tell us more about the current song you are promoting to everyone.
The song I’m really promoting right now is Last Forever from my forthcoming mixtape. This track is just me being real, just emceeing, and the hook explains my point. My brother Kamonie did the video for this track, check it out on YouTube. I’m just going to let you all experience that. Lets just say it’s for the Hiphoppas.
Tell us about one of the hardest challenges you had to face in the industry?
My hardest challenge right now is promotion and marketing. To keep it real, I’m a college student and I work. My bread goes to my music and after recording and mixing, there isn’t enough budget left for promotion and marketing. That’s what’s really getting me right now but I’m gonna figure it out. I got far enough to get this interview right?
What was one of the biggest set backs in your career and how did you bounce back?
The biggest set back of my career has having to return the Macbook Pro that I received from my internship. 250 gig hard drive, 15 inch screen. I used to record on Garageband with all my free time and it was great. After I left my internship they wanted the computer back, which is understandable. When I lost that, I lost my free access to a studio. So I just had to put up the money.
What are some things artists need to be careful of?
Other peoples opinions, that is big. Don’t let anybody disrespect you because they don’t agree with your style. Everybody isn’t going to like everything you or anybody creates. As long as you love what you make and your fan base loves what you make, that’s all that matters.
What suggestions do you have for other artists like yourself?
Keep grinding. You can’t get where you want to go worrying about things that don’t concern your progression.
What is one of your favorite ways to promote yourself and your music?
Performing, it’s my self expression. I used social media a lot, but performing is my number one choice. I try to perform as much as I can, because if I can give it to you live, then you can feel me. The recordings are there for you to keep the memories of that moment.
Where can people visit you?
People can visit me here:
Download the mixtape, just search #12twelve12.