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Atlanta, Georgia, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2010 | SELF

Atlanta, Georgia, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2010
Solo Hip Hop New Wave




"[NEW MUSIC] AxJ - 1000 Watts"

New comer AxJ formally known as Lyrical A.J. is starting to make his presence felt with his new single “1000 Watts” which is a smooth sounding lyrically laced track produced by Jimmy Jones. Originally hailing from Indianapolis, IN, AxJ has had an opportunity to get his feet wet opening up for major artist such as popular acts such as Big Boi, MGK, Trey Songz and Waka Flaka just to name a few. AxJ is set to release his upcoming project The Light Bulb Moment, later this year. Press play to check out his single - Bria Janelle

"A.J. Coles: Not Your Average"

Name: A.J. Coles
Location: Hometown- Indianpolis, IN
Currently- Atlanta, GA
Genre: Hip Hop/Rap
Label/Unsigned: Unsigned

Self motivated with perception beyond his years, this rapping poet born Alfred Coles, Jr. better known as A.J. Coles continues to create a name for himself with not only conscious but entertaining lyricism and an entrepreneurial mind state one has to respect. After independently releasing the mixtapes "The Best of Both Worlds" in 2009 and "On Board" in 2010, A.J. Coles has begun doing college tours and became the CEO of the business representing his music Beyond Average Entertainment/C.K.S (College Kid Swag). Using his humble but confidently unique style he aims to inform, relate to and motivate his listeners one lyric at a time. Born in 1989 in Washington, D.C., A.J. moved from state to state living in Maryland, Pennsylvania and New York until the age of 11. The popular rap & R&B music played in the East Coast during the 90's motivated A.J. Coles's sound and is where his love for hip hop originates from. However, due to his parents divorcing at age eleven he relocated to the midwest to be closer to family in Indianapolis, IN where by finding music and poetry as an outlet his rap career begun. Attending Lawrence North High school in Indianapolis, A.J. built relationships with his now life long friends and business partners. After high school A.J. moved to Atlanta & has been attending the HBCU Clark Atlanta University to not only gain further education, but open up more opportunities with his music. During his matriculation in college, A.J. Coles had progressed to gain a fanbase from his peers through talent shows,
open mic nights, dropping mixtapes,and opening up for artists such as T-Pain, Young Joc, Trey Songz, Waka Flocka and Yelawolf . He's now graduated with a Bachelor's Degree and released his latest project "Not Your Average Mixtape" this year with fellow artist A.P. This project received a 5 star rating review from Coast 2 Coast Mixtapes. Starting from rapping in school hallways and lunch rooms to regularly performing in front of audiences, A.J. Coles continues to gradually perfect his craft as an artist. Staying humble and thanking God for every opportunity and outcome, only bigger and better successes are in the future for this young emcee.
- Music Connectz

"Lyrical A.J. Performs at Morehouse College"

PlayPro Media’s Lyrical A.J. Performs @ Hump Wednesday - Play Pro Media

"New Mixtape: CKSeason"

New Mixtape:Lyrical A.J. x B-Snell x A.P. x D.J. Avo - C.K. (S)eason - The Grind Is Real

"New Mixtape: CKSeason"

New Mixtape:Lyrical A.J. x B-Snell x A.P. x D.J. Avo - C.K. (S)eason - The Grind Is Real

"Lyrical A.J. Interview"

Break Beat Radio Interviews Play Pro Media Artist Lyrical A.J. - Play Pro Media



5-STAR RATING - Coast to Coast Mixtapes

"In My City"

Off A.J's Not Your Average Mixtape.
Shot by WorldStreamMedia. - ATL Junkie

"C.K. (S)eason"

"#CKSeason is finally here!!! We hope you enjoy the mixtape as much as we have! Thank you for listening and most of all ENJOY!!!" - ATL Junkie

"Afton's Music's Review"

I booked a show with A.J. "Lyrical A.J." Coles at The Masquerade in Atlanta on their biggest interior stage, and he truly is a pleasure to work with. He sold the most tickets for the night out of all the other performers almost doubling our minimum requirement to sell, put on a great show and always remained professional. He shows great potential and is always welcome to do more shows with Afton

-Mike Radie, Booking Representative for Afton LLC - -Mike Radie, Booking Representative for Afton LLC

"I Am Music's "Aritst of The Month"

“A.J. Coles (Lyrical A.J.) is a fresh new hip-hop artist out of Indianapolis residing in Atlanta, Georgia. He is on his way to becoming a seasoned artist and household name.” - Quinton Roberson

"SESAC Strips Down Music SESAC Strip Showcase"

“Artists such as, AJ Coles, who provided a gravitating performance, successfully assisted with representing Hip-Hop. ” - Amadi Jae - AOM & The High Up



(Ay-Jay) is an artist and poet who chose to MC after falling love with the hip hop culture as an adolescent. From Indianapolis, IN but currently located in Atlanta, GA, AxJ has released several projects and opened up for popular acts such as Big Boi, MGK, Trey Songz, T-Pain and Waka Flaka. Rather than draw comparisons he rather let his art speak for itself, and is currently working on a new body of work titled The Light Bulb Moment.

In his 1st full length independent LP AxJ brought his most heartfelt project thus far - Cinematic 0.5: The Pursuit of Happiness - 9 songs about the journey to finding one's most important desires. With his push for content along with catchy tunes and live instrumentation listeners will recognize AxJ’s lyrical ability and roots of soulfulness throughout the entirety of The Pursuit of Happiness LP.

While finishing up The Light Bulb Moment AxJ will continue touring at University’s, galleries, traditional venues and creative spaces especially throughout the southeast and midwest.

Performance Highlights

  • ❖  AxJ has headlined his own shows as well as opened up for heavily touring acts including Big Boi, Machine Gun Kelly, T­Pain, Trey Songz, Yelawolf , Waka Flaka and Young Joc.

  • ❖  AxJ has performed at top venues and universities in the southeast market including

    Georgia: Masquerade, Clark Atlanta University, The Jinx, Savannah Urban Arts Festival, Kennesaw State University, Center Stage, Morehouse College, Peach Drop (Underground ATL), Smith's Olde Bar

    Florida: PlayPro Media Tarste II Expo Tennessee: Sewanee University

    Indiana: Ball State University, 247 Sky Bar 

What Others Are Saying

“Lyrical A.J. is a true hip-hop artist and rapper. What makes him stand out from the rest are his lyrics. A.J. delivers a style and material that is relevant to the masses, which is what makes him so loved.”

-Royal Blue Apparel

“Lyrical A.J. is an artist that goes from 0-10 in a matter of seconds when he’s on stage”
-Candy Cartel (I Love Hip Hop Blog)

“I was really impressed by this album...very smart lyrics and the production quality is really good. I can see playing this album for diverse group(s). Worth it!”
-Chi Ife (Chi Ife Productions) 

Band Members