Ajo

Ajo

 New York City, New York, USA
BandR&BHip Hop

* • ? ? my life style determines my death style ? ? • *

Biography

"The only people for me are the mad ones." So goes the quote Ajo lives by, famously written by literary iconoclast, Jack Kerouac. "Ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved...the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn, like fabulous yellow roman candles."

'Bama-born & Chicago-bred, Ajo has lived a mad existence of her own, getting her start in music by making up raps and teaching TLC choreo in the schoolyard. By 2007 she was turf war-ing with the local EMT for practice space, and in 2008, met her mentor, Christine Correa - a 5 foot dynamo from India who taught her about Jazz.

The years that followed were illuminating, transforming the once talent-show-dropout into a dynamic songstress who has opened for the likes of Rocky Rivera and Awkwafina. A highly-decorated poet, Ajo aims to infuse a confessional style of writing into her musical works, taking cues from other greats ranging from Fleetwood Mac to Tracy Chapman.

Ajo has performed at venues across NYC - Gibson Showroom, Columbia University, et al - and is slated to perform at this year's Tinderbox Festival, an annual showcase of established & emerging female-fronted bands. In addition to playing live, she is currently planning an EP release for all the #mad1s out there.

Lyrics

Ring Ring

Written By: wlth of ntnz

verse
you flowing and i enjoyin’
i’m watching what you doin’, yeah
hey ey ey ey

just holla if you’re in it
your hips look like you’re wit it
let’s play, yeah

dem boys flexing / they wanna show out
and ladies done took they flats out, yeah
hey ey ey ey

cause it’s that kind of night
it’s that kind of night

prechorus
danger
got you wrapped around my finger
got you going round & round in circles
got you going round & round in circles
danger
got you wrapped around my finger
got you going round and round

chorus
ring ring
let your body sing
and just do your thing
ring ring
let your body sing
and just do your thing
ring ring
let your body sing
and just do your thing
everybody get into it
feel the moment; feel the music verse
eyes poppin, lips a-bustin
and all the boys are crushin’, yeah
hey ey ey ey

verse
teeth grindin’ like you’re chewing
tongue out must mean you’re goin
in

dem nah more fitter than us
beat slaps / we vibe off that
i aint even got to tell him / dj knows what i need
i’m hot and bout to reach
celebrity status
famous
that’s us

prechorus
danger
got you wrapped around my finger
got you goin round & round in cirlces
got you goin round & round in circles
danger
got you wrapped around my finger
got you going round and round

chorus

bridge
passion, pulp, and trancin
don’t be scared, chile, we’re just dancin
beat drops, my heart stops
i’m all in
and i dont even have to tell him

swirl / swirl
swirl like a whirlpool (whirlpool)
swirl / swirl
swirl like a whirlpool

chorus

outro

Discography

24K, the EP (2013)