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Growing up in the Metro Detroit area and bouncing back and forth between downriver and southwest, Azteks’ roots in the music scene are deeply rooted. Surrounded by music as a youth, Aztek was motivated to write from an early age. Influenced by early hip-hop, he sought to find a way to bring his own unique voice to the masses, as opposed to conforming to fads and trends.
Teks’ opportunity to display his skills came in the late 90’s when he joined the group “Rising Sunz”. While as a member, the group released two albums. The second of which, Throwing Stones, enlisted a number of national acts and resulted in a release party with an attendance of more than 400. Appearing on countless mix-tapes and compilations, Aztek has developed an avid following as a result of his many standout guest appearances.
He is currently working on multiple projects, several of which are projected to be released this year. First up is The 16 Chapel, a concept album comprised mainly of 16 bar verses laid over beats supplied by various producers, both local and international. With an all-star lineup of guest m.c.’s and singers from the Detroit area, Aztek intends to concentrate on showcasing local talent while at the same time reaching out to the national hip-hop community. Well known as an m.c, he is also a much sought after producer, supplying many of his own beats while also contributing to the projects of others.