Meet Aaron Aye, an artist from MPLS who is making his DopeHouse debut with his new video, “Care 4 Me.”
Despite just passing the legal drinking limit, the 22-year old has had to overcome some drastic obstacles in life.
Raised by a strong, hardworking single mother, after his parents split when he was a toddler, Aye was dealt a crushing blow when she was diagnosed with cancer and passed away just two months later. Still in high school, Aye bounced around from family to family while he dealt with the loss and continued to strive for a healthy future.
Not letting anything bring him down, Aaron used the same strength his mother showed to pop lock through the pressure and face the battles head on with a positive outlook.
“With ‘Care 4 Me’ I wanted the video to capture the space I was in when I wrote the song. It was one of those tough times that we all go through where I was battling with self-doubt, money problems, and feeling alone,” Aye told us via email. “I wanted to express an honest depiction of my struggle but still show how dreams can inspire you to keep going.”
On top of “Care 4 Me,” I’ve also included Aye’s “Since ’96,” which he dropped earlier this month.
“‘Since ’96’ is about striving to be the greatest you that you can be. It’s an ode to Minneapolis the city that raised me,” Aye told Billboard. “I wanted to start the journey with a celebration of my city where I experienced loss, pain, struggle and ultimately, triumph.”
With a style and sound that’s like someone threw J. Cole, Aminé and Bruno Mars into a blender, Aye is sure to capture your attention. And if I had to place a bet, my money is on him having a bright future.