The Midwest is home to some of America’s best undiscovered talent and musicians. As the industry here continues to snowball, artists are beginning to collaborate more developing a wave of sweet, unheard music.
Columbus, Ohio’s ATK Records International put together a fire cypher production with a beat inspired by Detroit’s forever popular drill sound. The cypher, consisting of mainly artists residing in the 614 include AK The King, Yung Siah, JayMoney1K, Jay Mills, K.Mo, and Young AYK but leaves room for international artists to join in. Tomi Obanure from Nigeria and Jay10SZN from London kept up with the Ohio team but Carly X from New York makes her cypher debut at the end of the visual that nearly gives every man a run for his money.
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ATK Records brought on a powerhouse creative team to direct, film, and edit the visual. The Dreamcatchers are known in Columbus for serving up some insane quality in their films and engineering, while Envision is well known for storylines and creative direction.
Founder and CEO of ATK Records, AK The King, has one of the most prominent reputations in Ohio’s rap scene. This African lyric genius has been leveraging his music to empower his business- and it’s working!