Back Against the Wall
To have an intoxicating flow can be a gift as well as a curse for many MCs, for the 26 year old Philadelphia native Brendan Brown aka Ao the gift has truly turned out to be a blessing. "I grew up in Germantown Philadelphia, after high school I attended the University of Delaware." It was during this time that Ao discovered his true passion for music. While studying and graduating with a degree in Exercise & Sports Science, Ao continued to perfect his skills as an artist. From selling mixtapes to rocking the mic while entertaining fans at his concerts, Ao is a versatile lyricist who has done it all. While many artists boast about money, cars, and an abundance of women, Ao takes the hip-hop community back to the golden era of hip-hop, when it was just as important to have a nice flow, a great hook, versatile content and a hypnotic beat. It was these ingredients that caught the eyes and ears of the Grammy nominated, multi-platinum super producer Herb Middleton. Known to many as the people's artist Ao's forthcoming CD The Concept (produced by Herb Middleton) gives the listeners an abundance of material to reflect upon ranging from social to political issues. The Concept is the best of both worlds. "The Concept is a message to the world to "create change through being the example." I'm endeavoring to show you hip-hop at it's best. I'm gonna give the people what they want; you know just like my name states All Out, Ao. That's me.