AK47 is an Indian-American rapper, born and raised in Hillside, New Jersey, just a few minutes away from Newark. He spent some time living in Queens, New York, and now calls Newark home. AK47 has been creating music for years, and his unique sound and powerful message have gained him a loyal following.
When asked about his artist name, AK47 explains that it came from playing basketball as a kid. The name “AK” stuck, and eventually, his rap name became AK47. He describes his sound as refreshing, aggressive, nostalgic, fun, and true. AK47 creates music that people can mosh to, unwind to, or party to. He wants to spread good vibes and energy, and avoid negativity.
AK47 is passionate about music because it gives him a chance to vent and make himself and others happy. He has felt silenced for much of his life, so being able to share his little piece and put a smile on someone’s face means everything to him. AK47’s main musical influences include Eminem, Lil Wayne, Plies, Mike Jones, YingYang Twins, Ludacris, Nelly, Lil Uzi, Migos, NAV, Playboi Carti, SAFE, and Bryson Tiller.
AK47’s latest project is called “Thanks for Doubting Me.” The title is a response to all the people who said an Indian kid born in America couldn’t keep up with the culture. It’s also for those who said he wouldn’t be able to make it in the music industry. This project is about showing himself and others what he is capable of, especially since he went almost five years without dropping any content. AK47 wants to represent where he’s from and be proud of who he is.
The project will tell the story of his life from his perspective. AK47 is a privileged rich Indian kid who grew up with a father who used to rob for a living and sell fake pills. His dad came from the gutter and built a successful life for himself and his family. AK47 wants to show that he can achieve what he wants when he sets his mind to it, just like his dad did. He also wants to show that he can pursue his dreams, no matter what anyone else says.
“Thanks for Doubting Me” will be an emotional roller coaster, with tracks ranging from heartbreak to anger to party music. AK47 plans to release 8-12 tracks total and has some great features lined up. The project is set to drop by mid-summer, and fans are eagerly anticipating its release.
AK47 is also working on some other projects. His song “Zip it up” featuring Rich the Kid is set to drop by June, along with his second collaboration with Famous Dex, a fun song called “On My Nerves.” AK47 plans to release one or two R&B-type tracks as well. He’s also focused on live performances, interviews, photo shoots, and Vlogs. Additionally, his brand WESTKING will be releasing clothing and more. The logo is a spade card flipped, with one side showing the original face and the other side showing a grim reaper to represent the two spectrums of life.
AK47 is a rising star in the music industry, and his unique sound and powerful message are resonating with fans all over the world. With his latest project “Thanks for Doubting Me,” AK47 is poised to take the music industry by storm.
His music video for “Lil Mama” serves as a great introduction to his sound and just what he’s capable of.