amerikkken releases anticipated visual for “Drought”
22 October 2020
As a fan favorite of all the tracks that appear on the well-received EP titled “KAPPED,” a visual for track two titled “Drought,” was anticipated by fans alike. Released Thursday, October 22nd, the visual was rolled out the week of by both an official and unofficial teaser, both of which you can find on her respective social media platforms. However, you can watch the full music video above! ameriKKKen would like to thank producer Tyjuan On The Beat, director and cinematographer Rippy Austin, as well as everyone who watched and shared the visual! Be sure to subscribe to her Youtube channel and be on the look out for more visual content!
beneficence Records live in-studio performances
12 October 2020
Back in January before COVID-19 struck full force and pushed many college students off campus, including ameriKKKen who was finishing up her senior year at Ball State, Beneficence Records got a chance to get her in her element in one of the on-campus recording studios. Filming a live-in studio version of her beloved songs “Who Do You Love?,” and “Under Pressure,” they’re now live for the public’s viewing! Be sure to watch the respective performances via the embedded links in the song title! Thank you Beneficence Records for the opportunity and one of the last highlights of her senior year.
amerikkken supports Clint Breeze & the groove for a live show at the hifi annex
3 October 2020
Saturday, October 3rd, ameriKKKen performed at the HIFI Annex in Fountain Square, in support of Clint Breeze & The Groove. This show marked the first live show for ameriKKKen since February and she was very appreciative of being on the bill. Also marking the first show since releasing her latest EP “Kapped,” ameriKKKen had the opportunity perform the project in full, along with previous tracks and debuting an unreleased track. Alongside support from fellow Indianapolis artist Drayco McCoy, ameriKKKen put on a great performance, despite the rainy weather. Thank you to Clint Breeze & The Groove and team for organizing the event, and thank you to everyone who attended and showed support!
amerikkken – “222” (Feat. Auntie jo)
26 September 2020
While in Nashville, ameriKKKen met artist and longtime friend, Auntie Jo for the first time and told her to pull up to the studio! Before leaving the Music City to go back home, she booked an impromptu session and invited her to come thru for a long overdue collaboration. Produced by TyjuanOnTheBeat, (“Drought,” “20/20,” “Kapped”) the two wrote and recorded the song in an hour at Tha Underground Studios in Nashville, TN.
KTV EP 2 – Nashville / 22nd birthday
26 September 2020
In this episode, ameriKKKen takes on Nashville for the first time via a road trip with her older brother [artist DCAKS] for her 22nd birthday! Watch as they take on even more new experiences and encounter a road block along the way. However, the trip wasn’t complete without them first stopping by a Nashville recording studio for an impromptu session. Special shoutout to D for directing this episode, Auntie Jo, and all who are featured!
KTV EP 1 – Kapped (BTS)
31 August 2020
Excited to start vlogging and give those who support a more behind-the-scenes look into her life and creative process, ameriKKKen has shared the first episode! Watch as ameriKKKen records for “KAPPED,” and take her graduation photos, which helped provide the cover art for the EP! Also be sure to subscribe to her channel and turn on notifications! One can expect more episodes added to the series, as well as more visuals!
KAPPED (EP) AVAILABLE NOW!
21 August 2020
ameriKKKen‘s newest effort, “KAPPED,” is now available to purchase and stream on all digital platforms! This EP is for those who have patiently waited for the follow up to her debut release, “KHAOTIC.” Thank you to Skypp, HAV, Legendary P, and Tyjuan On The Beat for playing a major role in its fruition. Also major thank you to Mitch at 416 Wabash for the recording and mastering.
KAPPED (ep) releasing August 21st
7 August 2020
After almost a year of not releasing music, ameriKKKen announced August 7th that a new EP titled “KAPPED,” is underway. Celebrating the milestone of graduating from college, suporters, new potential fans, and critics alike can expect 5 new tracks from the artist. Expected to be released August 21st, the EP features midwest artists Skypp and HAV, along with production from Indianapolis based producers, Legendary P and Tyjuan on the Beat.
Tdunda Struck f/ amerikkken – Scream
4 July 2020
With female rap on the rise, now is the perfect time for unity and collaborations. Working with yet another artist in her city, ameriKKKen can be heard featured on the track title “Scream,” by artist Tdunda Struck. The song serves as a stand alone single but hopes to be found on a forthcoming mixtape by the upcoming artist. You can find the single on all streaming platforms.
Keiston f/ amerikkken – 1 in the same
26 June 2020
Indianapolis artists Keiston and ameriKKKen joined forced for the track “1 in the Same,” that appears on his new album titled “The Coolest.” The track also features artist Choecen, and is the perfect vibe to describe the title of the album. Wake up feeling good with ameriKKKen to the track you can find streaming on all platforms.
Tevin studdard f/ amerikkken – eating out
17 June 2020
Are you hungry? If not, you certainly will be after listening to this collaboration between ameriKKKen and another fellow Indianapolis artist Tevin Studdard. Providing good energy in this much needed time, the two artists joined forces on the track “Eating Out,” which also features another Indianapolis artist Young Juan. Accompanied by a visual, this marks the second visual for ameriKKKen, with many more to come!
Dyzzi from divsel f/ amerikkken – “Leaders of the midwest”
21 April 2020
You may recognize the name Dyzzi from Divsel from a previous collaboration between him and ameriKKKen titled “Kids Back Then.” The pair now have another collaboration under their belt. Featuring the other members of DivSel, ameriKKKen can be heard being one of the many spotlights on the Pro Era inspired posse cut titled “Leaders of the Midwest.” Choose your fighter and listen to the track here.
Indy star’s netflix what to watch list
28 March 2020
After COVID-19 unexpectedly changed life as we know it, quarantine and chill became the new normal. Thanks to Indy Star, we have you covered with a list of shows to binge watch on Netflix. With each series listed having ties to Indiana, ameriKKKen had the honor of being tied to the list. Many may know ameriKKKen as an artist putting on for the city of Indianapolis, but you may also recognize her as a previous contestant on the inaugural season of Netflix’s ‘Rhythm + Flow.’
Ball State men’s basketball performance
25 February 2020
Tuesday, February 25th, ameriKKKen had the chance to perform during the pregame warm up for the Ball State Men’s Basketball team. As a Ball State cardinal herself, ameriKKKen was honored to be extended the opportunity. The performance marked one of many highlights of her college career, but more specifically, her senior year. ameriKKKen would like to thank Shawn Sullivan and the Ball State Men’s Basketball team for the embrace, as well as those who attended and also extended love.
Bloomington Poetry Slam Featured Artist
7 February 2020
Hosted at The Bishop bar in Bloomington, ameriKKKen had the honor of being the featured artist for the most recent insallment of a regularlly held event. Starting the night with an open mic, the event primarly consisted of slam poetry and artists speaking their truth in the form of spoken word. As the featured artist, ameriKKKen was able to share some of her poetry as well, along with a performance of a few tracks.
ameriKKKen performed a piece titled “Orange is Not the New Black,” which appears at the end of her Rhythm + Flow response track “Rebranding?,” as well as a piece titled “Pretty Hurts.” In addition to the poems, ameriKKKen also performed “Who Do You Love?,” with Valentine’s Day around the corner, as well as her debut single “The Come Up,” and “Swimming (Ode to Mac).” Before perfoming “Swimming,” the last track of her set, ameriKKKen briefly spoke on the dangers of drug abuse and how mental health is a taboo subject, especially within the black community.
ameriKKKen though it was important to use her platform and touch on those particular topics in honor of Black History Month.
WFYI Small Studio Session
4 February 2020
A few days prior to today, the WFYI studio teased the full Small Studio Session of ameriKKKen, with the performance of her single “Swimming (Ode to Mac).” Though the performance of that track alone can still be found on YouTube, the full version is also now available to watch and enjoy! You can watch ameriKKKen perform her set that included unreleased music, here. ameriKKKen would like to give a special thanks again to WFYI and D Lew for helping the tracks come to life live, while on the keys.
50 Indiana Artists to Watch 2020
29 January 2020
Thank you to the team over at Tuned Up for including ameriKKKen on their list of 50 Indiana Artists to Watch for this year. Listed in alphabetical order and not rank order, ameriKKKen is one for the first to appear on the list. To see their reasoning for including ameriKKKen on their list, be sure to check out the list here!
KHAOTIC Review by QT Station
26 January 2020
Thank you to the ladies over at QT Station for supporting other women creatives and for writing a review of KHAOTIC. You can read the review of the debut project by ameriKKKen on their website, here.
Second Sofar Performance
4 January 2020
Starting the new year on the right foot, ameriKKKen performed at second Sofar event. Sofar organizes private and intimate shows to bring back the magic in live music and hosts shows in over 200+ cities aroundthe world. The first time ameriKKKen peformed at a Sofar show was in September of 2019, following her first headlining show and the release of her debut project “KHAOTIC.”
Enjoying her time at the first Sofar event she played a part in, ameriKKKen was excited to perform her second time. With Sofar events being a more intimate setting, starting the year with a Sofar performnce allowed ameriKKKen to get back into the groove of performing with minimal pressure. The last show ameriKKKen performed at was nearly two months ago, in November of 2019, for the RapDealer release show. ameriKKKen performed “Swimming (Ode to Mac), as well as tracks that appear “KHAOTIC,” her debut project that is avaible for stream and purchase on all digital platforms, as well physical copy.
RAPDEALER Release Show
16 November 2019
To celebrate the release of “RAPDEALER,” by Detroit native and artist, HAV, ameriKKKen had the opportunity of performing on the opening line up for the headlining show. Hosted by Underground Detroit, this show marked the second event ameriKKKen has been apart of that has been hosted by the platform that strives to promote unity among Detroit artists, as well other artists within the Midwest.
As part of her time, ameriKKKen performed tracks that appear on her debut project, “KHAOTIC,” which is currently available on all platforms, and also appeared during HAV set time as well. HAV handled the adlibs on “The Come Up,” a track which he appears on as a skit, in addition to his adlibs, and ameriKKKen appeared during his set to perform her verse that appears on track 9 of “RAPDEALER,” titled “Lines.” ameriKKKen is thankful for the opportunity and the love always shown by Detroit!
SoundSpace Beta Launch Party
1 November 2019
As an artist representative for SoundSpace, ameriKKKen had the honor of performing at their Beta Launch Party. Taking place November 1st and rightfully so, the event celebrated new beginnings. SoundSpace is a soon-to-be space for artists and local creatives to record, rehearse, learn and connect. With plans to be in business 24 hours a day, the SoundSpace platform will also be complete with a venue and event space.
Opening her set with “Wassup?,” which is always a crowd favorite, ameriKKKen also performed tracks that appear on her debut project that was released on September titled “KHAOTIC,” as expected, and closed her set with single “Swimming.” ameriKKKen would like to that SoundSpace again for the opportunity and all who attended and supported the release. ameriKKKen would also like to invite and encourage all to support the official opening of the space in the near future.
Eyes Wide Shut
31 October 2019
ameriKKKen had the honor of spending her holiday peforming at one of the many Halloween festivities that took place that day. Hosted by Seven Society and DJ Cleopatrah, Eyes Wide Shut was an event that featured live performances and food, complete with a costume contest. Although ameriKKKen didn’t attend the event in a costume outside of being ameriKKKen, she enjoyed the event.
As expected, ameriKKKen performed majority of her debut project, “KHAOTIC,” along with singles “Wassup?” and “Swimming.” ameriKKKen is thankful for the platform and would like to thank the organizers for the opportunity and those who attened. The event was well put together and had a very successful turn out.
Stay ‘Till the End Performance
19 October 2019
Hosted by Strange Nation, ameriKKKen peformed at the first Stay Till the End event, held Saturday, October 19th. The purpose of the event was the bring together artists in the city of Indianapolis, and to promote unity and support to all. Encouraging those who attened to arrive on time and stay until the end, raffle prizes including a PlayStation 4 were awarded.
ameriKKKen had the opportunity of performing tracks such as “Who Do You Love,” “Tortoise and the Hare,” and “Under Pressure,” which appear on her debut project “KHAOTIC,” available now on all platforms! ameriKKKen also sold merch that is still available for sale. ameriKKKen would like to thank the organizers of the event, as well as all who attended and supported.
New Hands Festival
12 October 2019
Saturday, October 12th, ameriKKKen performed at day two of New Hands Festival. The two-day festival served as a music benefit event, will all proceeds going to various organizations that serve the community. This year marked the first year for the festival, that aims to be held as an annual event. Held at Hearler in Indianapolis, the festival featured local artists and live art, as well as food and clothing vendors.
ameriKKKen had the opportunity of performing most of her debut project “KHAOTIC,” as well other singles such as “Wassup?” and “Swimming,” ameriKKKen would like to thank New Hands Festival for the platform, and all who attended for a great cause. Furthermore, ameriKKKen appreciates the support she recieved spcifically.
Netflix “Rhythm + Flow” Appearance
9 October 2019
Just days before the debut of “Rhythm + Flow,” the new Netflix original featuring judges Chance the Rapper, Cardi B, and T.I., ameriKKKen announced via social media her involvement with the show. After months of keeping the secret, it was officially confirmed Wednesday, October 9th. Chosen out of thousands of other applicants, ameriKKKen had the opportunity of being among a small group of artists invited to audition in LA. Furthermore, out of artists who auditioned but still did not receive air time, ameriKKKen was not only seen, but and heard.
Unfortunately, ameriKKKen failed to move on from the audition round, but is thankful for the opportunity nonetheless. Auditioning for the show alone was the biggest risk ameriKKKen has taken as an artist and her audition being aired is the biggest platform she has had thus far. Despite the short cameo, the Netflix original is available to be watched by millions across the global and is able to be replayed whenever.
ameriKKKen would like to thank Jesse Collins Entertainment for the opportunity and all who played a role in the production, as well as all who has supported, including new and potential fans gained from tuning into the show. For those who have yet to watch the show, be sure to tune into Season 1, Episode 1 of Rhythm + Flow on Netflix and consider watching the rest of the series as well! Also be sure to stream “KHAOTIC,” the debut project by ameriKKKen, out now on all streaming platforms!
7 October 2019
A read featured on Noah the Producer blog, the author sat and did a track-by-track listen and observation of “KHAOTIC,” the debut project by ameriKKKen. With all eyes (and ears) tuned in to the anticipated release and the growth, as well as progress of ameriKKKen as an artist, the review doesn’t come as a surprise.
ameriKKKen appreciates the coverage of her debut, as well as the track-by-track review. The author accurately conveys the message of “KHAOTIC,” as well as who ameriKKKen is, and where she currently is and striving to be as an artist. Be sure to take a listen of the project for yourself if you haven’t already and be read the article review by Noah the Producer here.
Sofar Sounds Performance
29 September 2019
Ending the weekend of her debut project “KHAOTIC” on a high note, ameriKKKen had the honor of playing her first show booked by Sofar Sounds. The organization is a global movement that books private shows in over 200+ cities. Artists are booked to performed in private, more intimate settings, in front of randomly selected crowds. Attendees have the opportunity of choosing which private location to attend to catch a show, and unaware of the acts performing until the start of it.
The show itself was one that has been the most unique for ameriKKKen has to play and is grateful for the opportunity. ameriKKKen performed “Wassup?,” along with “Swimming” and tracks that appear on her debut project “KHAOTIC.” ameriKKKen enjoyed performing striped back version of the records in front of an attentive crowds, and turned new ears into new fans.
Classic Tailgate Party
28 September 2019
Following the release of her debut project “KHAOTIC,” ameriKKKen had the opportunity of being one of the featured artists on the line up for the Classic Tailgate Party. Hosted by HOT 96, the tailagate served as a kickoff for the Circle City Classic, an event that brings out numerous attendees in and outside of the cityof Indianapolis.
Performing alongside other local artists, ameriKKKen took the stage and performed “Wassup?,” a single released before the release of her debut project KHAOTIC, but does not appear on it. The performance marked her first appearance since her KHAOTIC release show and the official release of KHAOTIC, the day before.
KHAOTIC Release Show
20 September 2019
Friday, September 20th, ameriKKKen performed at her first headlining show, celebrating the release of her debut project, “KHAOTIC.” The event was exclusive for all who attended, with attendees hearing the project before it was released on all streaming platforms. Those in attendance were also able to purchase CDs, as well as merch. In addition to her performance and the items she had for sale, the event also featured openers as well as vendors, food, and a cash bar.
ameriKKKen would like to thank Voni Trapz, NorrieTheGoat and C Dub for opening the event, as well as the vendors, Gaby’s CBD, Lovely Views, Babydoll Beats, Josi Speaks, Red Cup, and Kayxsuu. ameriKKKen would also like to thank TCK Podcast for hosting, DJ Draft Pick for spinning and any and everyone who helped with the event and those who attended, and/or purchased tickets and merch to support and helped with its success.
Be sure to be on a look out for the release of “KHAOTIC” on all streaming platforms, Friday, September 27th! If you would like to purchase a CD or merch, be sure to reach out to ameriKKKen directly!
Juice Jam Winner
16 September 2019
ameriKKKen would like to thank The Juice Chicago for choosing her as the Juice Jam winner of the week. The radio show and online platform reposted her remix of the Denzel Curry single “Ricky,” and played their choice of her singles on their radio show. ameriKKKen is appreciative of the platform and opportunity to be apart of a platform that isn’t based in Indianapolis, but midwest-based, gaining her more exposure outside of her own city.
16 September 2019
Following her CHREECE appearance and the the announcing of her debut headlining show, ameriKKKen had the opportunity of linking with the masterminds behind Gorella. The day consisted of a walk through Fountain Square for quick photo shoot, and questions to get to know her better as an artist. ameriKKKen appreciates the laid-back energy, the platform and a great article. Be sure to click here to read the article!
Debut Headliner Announcement
20 September 2019
Following the momentum of CHREECE, ameriKKKen announced the official details of her debut headlining show, Friday September 20th. The event will serve as an exclusive event and pre-celebration for the release of her debut project, “KHAOTIC.” Though ameriKKKen has revealed the cover art for the project, she has not announced a release date for it quite yet. Her fist headlining show will allow supporters and critics alike to attend to hear the prject in its entirety before it is released on streaming platforms.
Attendees will also be able to purchase merchandise such as shirts and physical copies of “KHAOTIC” at the event. In addition to performances by ameriKKKen, as well as openers C Dub, Voni Trapz, and NorrieTheGoat, (who replaced the other artist listed on the flyer) the release show will also feature raffles, local vendors, and a cash bar, as well as a full menu. ameriKKKen is excited for the event and we hope you are too! Be sure to personally contact ameriKKKen for tickets and inquiries regarding VIP!
24 August 2019
This past weekend, ameriKKKen made her Chreece debut this year at the 5th annual of the festival. ameriKKKen performed alongside Griselda Records, Talib Kweli, and Fat Tony, as well as other local Indianapolis artists. ameriKKKen took the stage at 5:15 p.m., to a packed house at Square Cat Vinyl. ameriKKKen performed familiar favoites, as well as previewd new music from her upcoming project releasing next month, “KHAOTIC.”
After her set, ameriKKKen took the stge at White Rabbit during artist Mickey Young’s set for a cypher which consisted of other talented Indianapolis emcees. ameriKKKen is thankful for the opportunity to not only be on the line up this year, but also to be apart of Mickey Young’s set. ameriKKKen appreciates everyone who attended, especially during her set time and those who supported Mickey Young’s set as well. Chreece was a wonderful networking opportunity and is excited to end a high note, leading into her debut headling show September 20th.
TCK 100th Episode Celebration
17 August 2019
Saturday, August 17th ameriKKKen had the opportunity of performing at the 100th Episode Celebration for The Conceited Knowbody podcast. The Indianapolis-based podcast was one of the first to invite her on a platform for an interview. Because ameriKKKen was able to be apart of the growth of The Conceited Knowbody, she was excited and honored and help them celebrate 100 successful epsiodes.
In addition to being invited to attend the celebration, which was held at ICON Lounge, ameriKKKen also had to opportunity of performing. ameriKKKen performed “Wassup?,” “The Come Up,” and “Swimming.” After peforming, ameriKKKen networked and promoted her upcoming headliing show. ameriKKKen plans to vpay another visit to The Conceited Knowbody podcast, after the release of her debut project “KHAOTIC” to promote and discuss it.
9 August 2019
ameriKKKen made history at Bangarang 7, being the first female to perform apart of the series. ameriKKKen is thankful for the opportunity to be apart of the event and perfrom alongside other talented local artists. Hosted by local artist Sirisu Blvck, the monthly rap showcase was held Friday, August 9th and State Street Pub.
ameriKKKen performed “Wassup,” “The Come Up,” and “Snakes in the Grass,” as well as an unreleased track and “Swimming.” ameriKKKenapprciated everyone who attended and networked with her. Be sure to catch her at Chreece August 24th, further promoting her headlining show next month!
Interview + Freestyle with A Culturee
30 July 2019
ameriKKKen recently met with A Culturee for another interview and gave a quick unreleased verse! Be sure to click the video above to gain insight on her advice to other artists, her upcoming plans + more! Also, be sure to follow and connect with A Culturee via social media @ a_culturee!
Underground Sound Festival
28 July 2019
ameriKKKen not only had the opportunity of performing at another show this year, but was also apart of history. Sunday, July 28th, the first annual Underground Sound Festival took place, and featured a number of local artists and businesses as vendors. Underground Sound is a monthly open mic event that takes place every third Thursday. With the events being largly successful, the festival was greatly anticipated.
The set ameriKKKen had during this event consisted of peforming “Wassup?” “The Come Up,” and “Swimming (Ode to Mac).” ameriKKKen would like to thank Underground Sound for the opportunity and for everyone who attened and helped make the first Underground Sound festival a huge success!
27 July 2019
Saturday, July 27th, ameriKKKen had the opportunity of recording a Small Studio session for WFYI. The session will be released to be viewed by the general public later this year, as part of a series that is hosted by the Indiana-based broadcasting company. The Small Studio session series is a platform that showcases musicians across a variety of generes and their music.
ameriKKKen was first noticed by WFYI when she submitted an audition video to be featured on NPR’s Tiny Desk series. Although ameriKKKen was not selected as an artist to be featured, (yet) her submission captured the attention of producers of the Small Studio sessions at WFYI and they extended their platform to her.
Alongisde D Lew, (the keyboardist featured in the original submisson video) ameriKKKen perfomed the same unreleased track. “Prideful,” as well as “The Come Up” and “Swimming (Ode to Mac).” ameriKKKen is thankful for the platform and opportunity, and is proof that what when one door closes, another one opens!
Naptown Revival 3
20 July 2019
Saturday, July 20th, the third annual Naptown Revival took place at its usual location, the Grove Haus in Fountain Square. Naptown Revival is a competition event that judges based on quality and talent, and pays the best three artists cash and two free hours of studio time. ameriKKKen took 1st place at the last Naptown Revival and had the opportunity of returning to perform as a special guest.
ameriKKKen performed “Wassup?,” “The Come Up,” and “Swimming.” ameriKKKen would like to thank all who came to support, and give a shout out to all who performed and competed, and give a special shout out to the winners, as well as Sprove for organizing another successful event. The third installment was special because he hosted it as a celebration of life for his own birthday, but a tribute to fallen local artist, Yung Scoop Guala as well, with the help of family and close friends.
Indiana Black Expo Performance
19 July 2019
Friday, July 19th, ameriKKKen, as well as Lyrik Scaife, and Krishawn took the stage at the 2019 Indiana Black Expo, held at the Indiana Convention Center. Powered by Art Speaks Cafe, the three artists were backed by DJ Parlae, a DJ that has consistently supported and help push their music.
During the shared 30 minute set, ameriKKKen performed “Wassup,” and “The Come Up.” ameriKKKen would like to thank IBE and Art Speaks Cafe for the opportunity, as well as everyone who attended and supported!
6 July 2019
Saturday, July 6th, NorrieTheGoat held his first headlining show at Square Cat Vinyl. Located in the heart of Fountain Square, the event was a success and full of not only great talent, but energy. ameriKKKen had the honor of being a supporting act, along with other local artists and it as a great way to celebrate the holiday weekend. ameriKKKen performed “Wassup,” “The Come Up,” and “Swimming.”
The Zone of Fire
7 June 2019
Alongside fellow Indianapolis artist and Naptown Revival creator, Sprove, ameriKKKen had the opportunity of performing at Club Kalakutah for The Zone Fire. Organized by Mazi Ifeanyii, the event was held to celebrate hip hop music, all while showcase two talented Indianapolis hip hop acts.
ameriKKKen was able to perform “Wassup?,” “The Come Up,” “Snakes in the Grass,” and “Swimming,” as well as the currently unreleased track “Tortoise and the Hare.” ameriKKKen is thankful for the opportunity and everyone who attended to support and celebrate hip hop, with two of Indianapolis’ very own!
Radio Indy Interview
4 June 2019
Tuesday, June 4th, Radio Indy had the honor of giving ameriKKKen her first radio interview! Sitting down Mazi Ifeanyi, organizer of The Zone of fire, ameriKKKen and fellow Indianapolis artist and Naptown Revival creator, Sprove, had the opportunity of visiting the studio to promote the upcoming show at Club Kalakutah, Saturday June 7th.
In addition to promoting the show, the two were able to share who their musical inspirations are, their upcoming projects and more! To watch the full livestream of the interview, be sure to visit their Facebook page, @radioindy317!
Plus Vibes Appearance
1 June 2019
Over the weekend, ameriKKKen had her first out of town performance! Traveling to Detroit to network, she attended Plus Vibes, an open mic/showcase held at The Baltimore Gallery.
ameriKKKen had the opportunity of performing “Swimming,” as well as a snippet of “Wassup?”ameriKKKen is thankful for the platform she was given, as well as the love she was shown, and for her first out of town performance to still be in the Midwest.
May 31st, 2019
ameriKKKen sat down with GroovNuke of iLLANOiZE for an in-depth interview about her upbringing and who she is currently as an artist. The two discussed her transition from poetry to music, support from fellow artists, musical influences, an upcoming project and more in their exclusive Q&A. To get to know more about the rising Indianapolis artist, be sure to click here to read the full article!
Rehab on Sundays
May 26th, 2019
Sunday, May 26th, ameriKKKen made her first appearance at a 21+ venue, for Rehab on Sundays, held at Icon Lounge each and every Sunday. Rehab on Sundays is the ultimate day party featuring live music, free remosas (bottomless mimosas), 2/$20 cajun bistros, and good vibes! ameriKKKen had the honor of being one of the artists to give a live performance during the event on this particular Sunday.
With DJ Santi and Dj Parlae on the 1’s and 2’s, ameriKKKen also had the honor of having her set mixed and spun by DJ Parlae. ameriKKKen set was a mix that consisted of her singles “Wassup?,” “Swimming,” “The Come Up,” and “Snakes in the Grass.” ameriKKKen would like to thank Tahlia of Tahlia Speaks Media for extending the invite, DJ Parlae for spinning her set and to everyone who came to support!
Moon Talk EP Release
April 12th, 2019
Friday, April 12th, ameriKKKen had the honor of opening for Sirius Blvck for his Moon Talk EP release show. The event was held at the Pioneer in Fountain Square Indy and featured other local artists on the line up. ameriKKKen performed “Wassup?,” “The Come Up,” and “Swimming,” as well as the currently unreleased track “Tortoise and the Hare,” and an untitled unreleased track, and one titled “Under Pressure.”
This night marked the first time ameriKKKen has performed the unreleased track titled “Under Pressure.” ameriKKKen personally believes this was her best show to date and would like to thank Sirius for the opportunity and all who attended to show love and support.
The Showcase Tour
March 29th, 2019
Friday, March 29th, ameriKKKen made her second appearance on The Showcase Tour stage. After winning second place at the previous Indianapolis stop on The Showcase Tour, ameriKKKen has been working hard to better her craft and bring something fresh to the stage, in hopes of taking first place this go around. Unfortunately however, ameriKKKen took second place once again.
Despite having feelings of frustration, ameriKKKen is thankful to have had the opportunity to not only preform again on The Showcase Tour stage, but to place as well. ameriKKKen performed “Wassup,” “The Come Up,” and “Swimming,” as well an unreleased track which was teased for the first time that night. ameriKKKen is is thankful for all who supported by purchasing a ticket, and/or attending to watch her live.
“Janurary 15th” LP Release Show
March 23rd, 2019
Saturday, March 23rd, Casper Merci hosted a release show for his LP titled “Janurary 15th,” which ameriKKKen was an opener for. The two artists first graced a stage together at Naptown Revival 2, a competition that took place in October of last year. In addition to ameriKKKen being an opener for the show, another former Naptown Revival participant opened up the show as well.
The night was full of great live music and unity among just a few indie artists in the city. For her set, ameriKKKen performed her debut single “The Come Up,” as well as “Wassup,” a currently unreleased track titled “Tortoise and the Hare,” and “Swimming.” ameriKKKen would like to thank all who purchased tickets and attended the event to support.
March 22, 2019
Hosted by Amarfi of International Night Life Indy, an event celebrating Women’s History Month took place Friday, March 22nd. ameriKKKen had the honor to partake in the event titled Global Divas, which highlighted and showcased a number of talented and business-minded women in the city. The event was an all purple affair and ameriKKKen was excited to rock her favorite color with grace, in a room full of other ambitious women.
With her set being brought to life by female DJ, DJ Jai Renee, ameriKKKen performed her debut single “The Come Up,” as well as “Wassup?” and “Swimming.” Despite being invited to perform at the event the week of, ameriKKKen is thankful for all who came to support her.
Rhythm and Poetry: Black Excellence
February 28, 2019
Hosted by Tahlia Speaks, Rhythm and Poetry is an event held only on Thursday’s at Phiri Art Gallery. Rhythm and Poetry Thursday’s is an event that features live entertainment from the best local talent, food and wine tasting! ameriKKKen was honored to be featured on the lineup, alongside other great acts, including personal favorites. ameriKKKen performed “Swimming,” as well as two unreleased tracks she debuted at the show.
Who’s Who’s of Naptown
February 16, 2019
Returning with their third “Who’s Who” event, SlickVic and 47 Productions presented a lineup that included Indianapolis’ own, ameriKKKen. Who’s Who of Naptown is a mixer-style event that places an emphasis on celebrating the creatives in the city. ameriKKKen was honored to be apart of this particular lineup that also included creatives that are her personals favorite.
Who’s Who’s featured live performances, showcasing of visual artists and various business vendors, who all represent Naptown! ameriKKKen would like to thank the entire Who’s Who team for organizing a beautiful event full of great talent and art across a spectrum of mediums, hosted in one of Indy’s finest art galleries. Who’s Who’s featured live performances, showcasing of visual artists and various business vendors, who all represent Nap!
Square Cat Hip-Hop Nite
December 28, 2018
Friday, December 28th, ameriKKKen had the opportunity of taking part in Hip-Hop Nite, hosted by Sonny Paradise. The event took place at Square Cat Vinyl, a record shop in Fountain Square which also hosts a series of live music events.
ameriKKKen would like to thank Sonny Paradise and Square Cat Vinyl for the opportunity. She would also like to thank those who attended the event, a special thank you to those who came to specially support her. This event marked her last performance of a strong, start-up year!
The Showcase Tour Appearance
December 1, 2018
ameriKKKen participated in The Showcase Tour competition held Saturday, December 1st at Emerson Theater. ameriKKKen took second place in the competition, wining free entry to compete at the next show of her choice.
The goal is to win first place and compete against other first place winners from various cities for the grand prize of $50K + a U.S. Tour.
ameriKKKen would like to thank everyone who supported by purchasing tickets and/or attending the show!
New Guest Verse
November 22, 2018
South Carolina native Chevelle Rakeem released his single, “I Just Wanna Fly Away,” featuring ameriKKKen this Thanksgiving. ameriKKKen is thankful to be apart of this track, making this feature her favorite thus far. Be sure to stream the single, available now on SoundCloud, and follow Chevelle Rakeem on Twitter @YoungKakashiii!
Naptown Revival 2 Appearance
October 27, 2018
Saturday, October 27th, ameriKKKen took first place at Naptown Revival 2. The first place earnings included $500 and two free hours of studio time. Azmyth Recording was her studio of choice. ameriKKKen would like to thank the NR2 team for giving her the opportunity to return, as well as everyone who purchased a ticket, and/or attended and supported her in the competition.
Photographer: Andrew Rose
You can connect with Naptown Revival via Instagram @naptownrevival and photographer Andrew Rose via Twitter @ _AndrewRose24 and Instagram at @_andrewrose
New Guest Verse
October 20, 2018
The anticipated single, “Pictures,” by producer Zander, is now available for streaming! The single features ameriKKKen, as well as Corey Gossett, and Dcasso, You can find the single, mixed and mastered by Smartboy Studios, on Apple Music!
You can connect with Zander via Twitter and Instagram at @NotAlexHankins, Corey Gossett via Twitter @Corey_Gossett and Instagram @coreygossettt, and Dcasso via Twitter @PandaGangCasso and Instagram @panda_gang_casso.
New Guest Verse
September 1, 2018
Detroit native, HAV, recently released his long awaited project titled “thesometimestheory,” with ameriKKKen as the only guest feature. Be sure to not only support track 6 of the release titled “likeus,” but the entire 10-track collection of art ameriKKKen is thankful to be apart of, now available on all major streaming platforms!
You can connect with HAV on social media via @hav313 on both Twitter and Instagram.
Pattern Magazine Feature
August 21, 2018
Taylor Kelly, an editorial intern at Pattern Magazine, recently reached out to ameriKKKen for a feature on their site. The two discussed her creative writing process recent shows plus much more!
Click here to read the full article and interview.
Interview with A Culture
August 2, 2018
Remember the interview A Culture magazine teased with ameriKKKen just a few weeks back? Well, the full interview is now available on their Youtube Channel! Learn more about ameriKKKen as an artist by watching the full interview below!
Famour Fest Apperance
July 27, 2018
Hosted by Matthew Deal and Corey Gossett, Famour Fest was a three-day festival that celebrated music of all genres, as well as other forms of art. Guests were able to purchase one-day passes or camp on the festival grounds over the weekend.
ameriKKKen had the opportunity of being on the line up for day one of Famour Fest, marking it her first festival performance and show outside of Indianapolis. ameriKKKen performed music debuted at the Naptown Revival event, as well other unreleased tracks!
The Syndicated Flipside Feature
July 21, 2018
As part of their weekly artist spotlight, The Syndicated Flipside featured ameriKKKen this week on their site. Founder Cierra Veable interviewed ameriKKKen about who she is outside of an artist, what sets her apart from others, and much more!
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(TEASER) Interview with A Culture
July 15, 2018
A Culture magazine teased their new and upcoming content featuring ameriKKKen, today on their social media platforms. ameriKKKen gave insight on who she is as an artist, plus more! Be sure to catch the full interview, releasing soon!
Naptown Revival Appearance
July 14, 2018
ameriKKKen was a participant in the Naptown Revival event, hosted by Wave Runner Entertainment and Kamp Studio 317. Competing against 9 other local artists, ameriKKKen took second place, winning two free hours of studio time at 416 Wabash, plus a crash prize of $300.
She perfermed her debut single “The Come Up,” as well as two new songs, set to be released in the near future. Head over to the Gallery page to see photos from the night and stay connected to ameriKKKen‘s social media accounts for footage!