Aaron Talukder and His Rise from Detroit to the Mainstream Music Industry

Best known by his stage name ATEE, Aaron Talukder is a Seattle-based rapper from a small suburb area called Roseville on the eastside of Detroit, Michigan. ATEE is recognized and appreciated thanks to his rap’s authenticity, which talks about real-life situations and experiences. With few releases under his belt, ATEE is well on his way to greatness. ATEE started writing poetry at the tender age of 11, and he has transitioned by transforming his poems into lyrical stories that resonate with his fans.

He took a very significant risk at the beginning of his career when he used his student loan money to buy studio equipment and taught himself how to record at 19. There is no doubt, but ATEE is clearly on his way to reach and inspire as many people as possible through his art. Just three months ago, he took the risk of really putting his art out there and starting his career, and now he has his singles, gigs, and recognition to show for the risk. ATEE has continued to attribute his rise and strength through the storm to his upbringing and early life experiences.

ATEE says he has lost over 30 jobs in his life and failed in a lot of businesses, but he kept going. He considers himself a spiritual person who promotes world peace. He believes being honest with oneself before embarking on any endeavor or project is a significant key to success. ATEE attributes his resilience and growth to Detroit. He said life was tough considering how he kept going in and out of jail, wrongful association and friendship, a broken home, and the absence of a father figure in his life. His father gave him the opportunity to leave a cold area at 21, and he has lived in Seattle ever since.

ATEE considers his target audience to be fans of hardcore hip hop, mostly interested in Eminem, J.Cole, Drake, Big Sean, Kendrick Lamar, Nipsey Hussle, and anyone a fan of conscious rap and good music. ATEE considers himself different from his completion because of his ability to be blunt, real. He admits that the passion he has for his music is the only thing that drives him to keep being himself and stick to the style that made him famous. He believes with consistency, he might be the next big thing out of the music industry — representing hip hop and rap culture at the highest level possible.

When asked what motivated him to build his brand, ATEE says, “I started writing poetry at 11 years old and fell in love with hip hop at 13. So I slowly transitioned poems into raps.” And in five years, he hopes to see himself healing the nation and bringing change to the world through his music’s message.

ATEE considers this article vital because it represents a unique opportunity where readers can better understand who he is, what he stands for, especially how he is trying to spread the awareness of being real and honest in anything you do. 

Connect with, listen to, stream, and subscribe to ATEE’s music, future projects, tour and concert details on Spotify, Apple Music, and YouTube.

Eric Thomas
Eric Thomas is an Entertainment Journalist. He has spent almost a decade of his life supporting music enthusiasts shine in the competitive industry they are in. He has worked closely with artists in the past and posted all these stories for the public to see.


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