A MULTI-DISCIPLINARY MUSIC ARTIST SPECIALIZING IN PERFORMANCE ART, CREATIVE DIRECTION & DIGITAL DESIGN.
An LA-based musician, multimedia artist, and creative director from Inglewood, CA...
AJ, the One’s endearing artistic style stimulates the physical body, inner spirit, mental consciousness, and more. AJ, the One layers provocative metaphors, riveting double entendres, and hood activism to create an eclectic, explosive experience for audiences. Always heavily engulfed with photography and performance art through high school, AJ, the One moved to the Bay Area in 2013 to begin her undergraduate education at UC Berkeley as a Media Studies major. With her mother being raised in Oakland, CA & the city like a second home to her, AJ, the One quickly acclimated to the Bay Area artist scene and began gracing the stages of open mic nights & talent shows throughout Northern California.
Determined to cultivate a balance between her interests in media and music, AJ, the One launched an Oakland-based radio show and original podcast called Black Voice (2016) on KGPC 96.9 FM to discuss important topics within society, popular culture, entertainment, politics, and more. She provides a safe space for brand owners and community leaders to share inspiring narratives with global listeners. Her musical audience began to widen in the same year when she joined an artist collective called BLK MGK Ent. whose main mission is to create boundless opportunities for creatives to shine and thrive together. AJ, the One jolted the world with the epic release of her first single P4Y (2016), her debut EP WOMXN (2018), and the Vagina Vibe music video (2018). As the creative director of all three of these major projects, AJ, the One champions what it means to be a dynamic and multi-talented artist.
Skilled with Adobe Creative Suite and website construction, AJ, the One often creates the flyers and promotional materials for her own brand. She also works to assist clients and colleagues with their creative consulting, marketing or design needs. As a self-managed artist, AJ, the One has opened for Smino, Show Banga, Kamau, E-40, and Rico Nasty. She has been featured on the Daily Californian, Thizzler on the Roof , the cover of B-Side Magazine, and more. Her overall motive is to curate spaces for radical liberation that will ultimately inspire others to unapologetically explore and empower themselves.
She intends to continue liberating underrepresented narratives through media and music while encouraging other artists to heal and be healed through the arts.