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Moon Talk EP Release

April 12th, 2019


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photographer | IG: @jakewiththeshot

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 Showcases 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.

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“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.

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Global Divas

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.

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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.

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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!

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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!

Read Full Article:

Featured Artist – ameriKKKen


(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!

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