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Aaron's Story - Yellowknife

I am passionate about music – it has been in my life for as long as I remember. I’ve been spinning tunes for over 17 years and I’ve built up my career as a rapper all over the NWT. Living here helped me become the rap artist I am today. Being able to share my experiences with the rest of the North by teaching others really drives me. I stand out more in the NWT and have a lot more influence towards fans than I would doing the same thing down south. It’s easier to be recognized as a community leader here, because as big as the Northwest Territories may be, it’s a small place too.

I was born and raised in Yellowknife and the NWT been has always been my home. No matter where I visit down south, I always miss the northern lifestyle. It’s a place of comfort – even during 40 below temperatures – good people and great experiences. I’m also lucky to have my wife and 2 kids, parents, 2 brothers and a sister, cousins, aunts and uncles all around me. I’ve had amazing successes – recording and producing 10 of my own albums (including “Aliens,” which just came out over the summer); touring the North from Cambridge Bay, Nunavut to Whitehorse Yukon, and most NWT communities in between; writing and recording the theme for Season 4 of “Canadian Idol” on the CTV network; appearing on “Dragon’s Den”; and receiving the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Award. Having the chance to perform at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics was a once in a lifetime experience. Getting the opportunity to represent and promote the NWT made it even sweeter. Displaying the talents of the NWT to the world on its largest stage couldn't get any better! This opportunity wouldn’t have been possible if it wasn't for living in the NWT.

 

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