We first crossed paths with AJ The Dread @ sxsw 2014 at the Hooligans showcase which featured The Undergrind, Flying Iron and many more. His style stuck out from the rest of the acts that had made the trek from the mid-west he is from Nebraska but has a sound that is universal and lyrics that reflect his mind state being global.
AJ describes “The Calm Before The Storm (dread)”
“The calm before the storm track is the peak moment right before my complete transition into a public but yet not provocative still expressing lyrical ability type of MC. And still be comfortable enough with the lesser few to get the type of radio play that it deserves what at least that’s my goal. It is the first track to an entire CD of a complete rundown for every single artist to be able to step into the booth or onstage and feel himself and give his people the fullness of himself as an artist it’s like a blueprint.”