POSTED: Friday, August 3, 2012 - 7:22pm
UPDATED: Friday, August 3, 2012 - 7:48pm
EL PASO — Twenty-four year old singer, songwriter and producer, Aubrey Mikel Harrington juggles more than just a good voice and swift improv skills. The El Paso born and raised musician has come a long way since he discovered his calling at the age of 11.
"I know with a passion and drive that I would make it someday," Aubrey Mikel said.
And that's precisely what's happening for this young hopeful. Nitti Beatz, a major producer in the hip-hop industry took Aubrey under his wing last year. The move has begun to take flight.
Nitti Beatz has been in the recording studio with heavy hitters in the industry, including R. Kelly, Rick Ross, and Jermaine Dupri. Based on his recent success, Aubrey Mikel may very well be the next major artist joining Nitti's A-list.
Just last month, "Clubbers," one of Aubrey's recent singles, was featured on MTV.
"That just made my heart drop right there," he said. "Somebody told me yo, you're on MTV and I'm like, really wow! That drives me to go even further, I'm like, ok I don't wanna stop there."
A catalyst in Aubrey's music industry maturity and soft-spoken humbleness comes from his priority to be patient in his journey to make it big.
"I just try to channel and do the best I can do, you know, for the people that believe in me," he said.
Aubrey Mikel was also picked up by the Bum Squad, an international group of radio djs giving artists like him an opportunity for airtime on the radio. His music has become a hit in other countries.
"They played it in a club over there, and I see these people that don't even speak our language dancing to my voice and my music and it's just like.. cool," he said.
Aubrey is currently working to develop his fan base with various shows in the southwest. He also has plans to release an album once he finalizes a record deal..
In he meantime, Aubrey says he will continue to represent El Paso in his musical journey.
If you'd like to learn more about Aubrey Mikel he is available to all his fans online with social media.
On Twitter you can find him at Aubrey Mikel or you can search for his fan page with Aubrey Mikel Harrington.
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