Terrance De'Andre Johnson(born January 3,1987), better known by his stage name Ikkon, is an American Urban/ rhythm & blues recording artist from Berkeley, California. He began to gain recognition in 2011 with the EDM release of “Galaxy Girl”, released on DJ Fluid UK's 2011 Rocket Records release “The Remixes”Mixtape. In 2013 Ikkon gained greater recognition with his first project release “The Preview:Enter the Icon”, with singles “I Adore U”, “Key II My Heart” & “Galaxy Girl” selected for World Wide Recordings “Artist of the Year Volume 3”, music scored on “East Los High” on Hulu (under the stage name 'Be Iconic'). In January 2014 Ikkon released two singles “Automatik Love” and “Close the Door”, both singles gaining instant recognition from media outlets/radio and music magazines and blogs around the world.
From childhood Ikkon knew music as refuge, singing through painful times and even joyous occasions. After going to Morehouse College as a Psychology major, Ikkon, again found refuge in the performance arts. In 2010 Ikkon chose the life as a musical performer over continuing his road to graduation at Morehouse College, Ikkon needed to embark on his journey toward his music-identity. in 2010 Ikkon moved back to the Bay Area to begin work on his solo debut "the Preview" EP, which was released June 4, 2013 on itunes, rhapsody & amazon June of 2013. The independent success of the project prompted Ikkon to move to Los Angeles to further pursue his carer as a singer-songwriter. The top of 2014 Ikkon Released two single”Close the Door” and “Automatik Love”, from forthcoming project "RARE Form" EP slated for a spring 2014 release. 90’s R&B has had a lot of influence on his musical taste, style and delivery, mentioning such popular 90's male vocalists as: Tyrese Gibson, Genuwine, R Kelly, Tevin Campbell and most favorably noted Bobby Brown.
Ikkon never chose the easy way out; every aspect of his artistry was carefully studied and applied. Being an independent artist, Ikkon has learned how to manage artist through his own experience maneuvering through the industry, develop branding and promotion strategies through working with independent clothing lines, artists and talent booking for self and other artists through his partnerships with IndiePower.com and MVP Promotions, image consulting from experience as Executive Assistant for Michael Nash - GQ Contributing Editor of Fashion, Journalism skills via responsibilities as Contributing Editor and Managing Editor for Art Nouveau Magazine. Studying trends for marketing on social media has been a major part of Ikkon's growth and world-wide acknowledgement and in 2014 Ikkon was named partner with United Kingdom's “Crowd Mix” APP released Spring 2014.