Aaron Cole is a Christian rap/hip-hop artist and songwriter on Gotee Records. Aaron has released several indie songs and albums and his Gotee debut debut is, Not By Chance. CCM recently had Aaron perform for us in our CCM Cafe [watch it here] and had the chance to get to know him a little in person. Now you can get to know him better too.

Check out our CCM New Artist Spotlight with Aaron Cole.

Artist Name:
Aaron Cole

Age:
20

Genres:
Hip-Hop, R&B, Pop

Hometown:
Bristol, VA

Label:
Gotee Records

Hobbies/Interests Apart from Music:
Basketball

Last Netflix Binge:
Last Chance U

Musical Influences:
Stevie Wonder, Da Truth, Jon Bellion, Big Sean, Kirk Franklin, Chance The Rapper

Very First Musical Purchase:
Tye TribbettStand Out

If you had only five words to describe your new album, it would be…?
Honest, Inspiring, Fun, God-fearing, Dope

Do you have a favorite song from the new album? Why?
“Say Less” I love the vibe and the message of the song.

What led you to pursue a career or ministry in music? 
Do you remember that moment when you realized you wanted to make an actual career out of music?
When I was 3 years old, my dad had a studio back in VA and different artist would come in and out and I would sit in the sessions. My uncle used to be a Christian rapper so I was in every one of his sessions. And I mocked all of his lyrics and then they decide to give me a shot and I started from there. I did it all the way up until I was 7 years old and then I kind took a break and focused on school. Then at the age of 12, I got saved for myself and figured out that this was my calling and I went full speed ahead… there wasn’t a plan B for me.

What are your hopes for the new project?
I just hope the impact is bigger than I can even imagine and people gravitate to it because they hear the heart behind it and it challenges them to grow.

If you could potentially tour with any other artist or band (that you haven’t already), who would you choose and why?
Chance The Rapper, Tobe Nwigwe, KB, Kirk Franklin. Because I’m fans of all of their work.

What was the last song/album you listened to on your playlist or stereo?
PJ Morton’s new album.

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Ross Cluver
Associate Publisher - Managing Editor

Ross Cluver is a 30 year Christian music veteran who has been with CCM Magazine since 1994. He is currently Associate Publisher at Salem Publishing & Managing Editor of CCM. Before coming to CCM, Ross managed the Harvest Rock Syndicate alternative Christian music magazine and also worked in concert promotion, artist management and radio. Send your industry news and press releases to Ross at: info@salempublishing.com

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