Today we’d like to introduce you to Aina Brei’Yon.
So, before we jump into specific questions, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
My journey in the music industry started at the tender age of nine. What started as a means of communication turned into my passion and before I knew it music became my save and grace.
I learned early on that my creativity and individuality would be tested in this industry. I was originally signed to an indie label and the moment the record deal offers started coming in, it became obvious that my image was more important than my talent. My label and I parted ways and I’ve been on my own ever since.
As an award-winning Independent Artist, I have put in the work. I’ve performed all over the world; both domestically and internationally, opening for music greats such as J. Holiday, Talib Kweli, B2K, Keith Murrayand Crucial Conflict to name a few.
In 2018, the world grabbed front row tickets to what is now called The Aina Brei’Yon Experience. After a successful performance on the main stage at ONE MUSIC FEST in front of 40K Atlanta festival goers, alongside Nas, H.E.R., Miguel, Rapsody and a plethora of headliners, I set out to leave my mark on the music world.
My mission is to change the narrative that we now know as Hip Hop. I’m determined to show this male-dominated industry that you can be successful without degrading our women or selling drugs to our children.
In addition to great success in my artistry I also opened my own production company; 3K9 Productions. This is another platform that I use to lift up our women and inspire everyone to walk in their truths. I believe that love will always win so I do everything I can to be love. Simply put, I will give this world all that I have until I am no longer here. That is the only way that I can die empty. Which means living in my purpose on purpose.
Aina Brei’Yon’s purpose is loud and clear in her music. While her endeavors include everything from rapping to songwriting to producing and engineering, the rising independent artist makes it her goal to change the narrative of hip-hop, one listener at a time.
Hailing from the hood in the South Side of Chicago, Roseland to be exact, real name Marquita Brooks saw everything you’d expect in the streets, from gang violence to drug deals to fatherless homes. 4 years ago, she took a leap of faith and moved to Los Angeles to pursue her dreams of music and leaving an imprint on this earth.
Her mantra? There’s a beautiful life on the other side of what we’ve been through. Aina reminds us we do have control and we can heal, as long as we find our purpose and go for what we love.
Aina Brei'Yon is an award winning artist, having opened for acts including Hip Hop legend Talib Kweli, J. Holiday and B2K. She was recently a nominee at the Independent Music Awards (IMA's) and released tickets to The Black Lion Experience, a ten city tour.
Aina Brei’Yon is dubbed Chicago’s female version of J. Cole, which actually makes sense upon hearing her music.
The artist, engineer, producer, songwriter, creative director, composer and performer is a breath of fresh air from the rest of the female MCs, in that she brings substance and purpose into the state of hip-hop.
Moving to Los Angeles 4 years ago, Aina currently resides in Hollywood in the heart of it all. Most recently, she unleashed her project I Missed This Summer and was recognized at the17th annual Independent Music Awards (IMAs) for her success as an artist.
AllHipHop sat down with Aina to discuss J. Cole’s influence, Chicago upbringing, and more.
PRESSED: For our readers who have never heard of Aina Brei'Yon, describe the artist.
AINA: Aina Brei’Yon is a visionary that embodies the beauty and strength that every woman possesses. She is a creator of experiences who inspires her supporters to embrace their creativity while paving their own lanes.
Aina Brei’Yon Is Among the Year’s Most Exceptional Music Projects Nominated in The 17th Annual Independent Music Awards. Self-engineer, music producer, song writer, creative director, composer and performer Aina Brei’Yon of Chicago, IL was named by Music Resource Group (MRG) as a Nominee in The 17th annual Independent Music Awards (The IMAs).