Avian Nalej
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“I was born in the Nation of Islam for a reason. I’m proud of it. I’ve had to walk my life with people often having pre-perceptions and judgments of me. So this is my podium to tell my story”. – Avian Nalej

Avian Nalej is a socially empowering hip-hop artist from Chicago, IL, whose music is heavily laden with bold, intricate rhymes that create the framework for thematic songs. The honest, unflinching approach he takes to songwriting makes him akin to an early Nas, a Hip-Hop version of Malcolm X.

Rise of a Rebel is Avian Nalej’s first independent release, and his first attempt at the genre blending sound that he is progressively defining for himself. Scheduled to be released on November 6, 2012, the project is the lead in to three already self-produced releases to follow. His first single "The Shining" is a short, gritty introduction to the young rapper's vivid world of self-proclaimed rebellion. Avian has been featured on Grammy Nominated Producer Jared Andrew’s album and has collaborated on a project with Chicago’s own Grammy Award winning songwriter, Rhymefest.

Raised by the teachings of the Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad through the tutelage of the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan, Avian Nalej is a rarity in the world of music. He spent most of his childhood at Muhammad University of Islam in Chicago, IL where he had an early start in stage performance reciting spoken word pieces of black empowerment at his kindergarten and 8th grade graduations.

With the independent release of Rise of a Rebel, Avian Nalej invites listeners into a peek of his historic world. On the project, Avian is the author of a story that has never been told, through a compilation of musical chapters that add to the library of music from Chicago’s artists and the rich history of Hip-Hop. His personal beliefs and background are on full display as he unabashedly tells the truth through his own eyes. A story Avian Nalej has barely even begun to scratch the surface of. He aims to make music that will have wide appeal yet represents the culture from which he came.