IAA:  What city and state are you from?

AGUNY ASE:  I was born in Mobile, Alabama, also known as the gulf coast, but I was raised in the city of Prichard, which is the home of the Mattie T. Blount Leopards and the Vigor High School Wolfpack. To be more exact, I live in Cotton Mill Village and Queens Court projects. We also have the Mardi Gras every year in Mobile. Most people don’t know about that. There is plenty of southern home cooking and things like that. Good people and really good food of all kinds. I did a lot of fishing at Dauphin Island and hunting in Deer Park with my uncle.

IAA:  What is your music background? 

AGUNY ASE:  Well, my dad played the saxophone in the marching band and was the lead singer in an R&B group. He used to play the saxophone to me when I was a baby. We had a xylophone around the house. I used to call them the bells but whenever I had a chance I would play them. Also, whenever I went to my grandmother’s house in Citronelle, Alabama I would play her piano. Most of my aunts played Blues while they played spades so us kids listened as well. So when I got in a middle school called Mobile County Training School, I was in the band and chorus. I was the type of person that would ask my classmates if they were taking their instruments home and if they weren’t I would take it and practice with it. I pretty much play any instrument that I put my hands on. High school was no different because as you may know the band is a very huge deal in the south. I was section leader in the 9th grade in the tuba section. I have also been to college and have taken some audio recording classes even though I have my own studio and I’ve been recording for years. I felt like it would further my knowledge in my craft because I feel that a person should never stop learning.

IAA:  Why do you want to record and release your own music?

AGUNY ASE:  I’m very humble but I know that I’m truly blessed to be this talented. Music is a very important passion in my life. I love to record music because of the emotion that music creates and I record myself because I happen to be good at it. Recording is also an art in itself. I feel that it would be such a waste for me not to release these amazing works of art that I have created. There are so many people who have it hard and they give up on their hopes and dreams before they have a chance to make it happen, but not me. I breathe music even when I’m sleep. I literally have dreams about making music, wake up, and record the tune or melody that I was dreaming about.

IAA:  What are your songs about?

AGUNY ASE:  My songs are about life, period. I talk about the ups, downs, the good, the bad, the triumph and defeat. I talk about poverty and I talk about overcoming it. I also celebrate overcoming adversity in my music. I talk about the streets of course because that’s where I’m from. I’m from the ghetto for real and I don’t have to make things up about it. I know what it is like to be hungry and not know where your next meal will come from. My sister, brother, and I stood in the free lunch lines and free food lines that the churches used to sponsor on a regular. So my songs really come from within and different experiences that I have witnessed in life. I’m proud to know that the things that I have been through never destroyed me. None of it made me a bitter person and it didn’t corrupt my personality.

IAA:  Who is your fan base directed towards?

AGUNY ASE:  The whole world. Some young people and some older people depending on where they’re at in life, but no matter where they are I have a song that they can relate to. I don’t make music just to hear myself. I know I have something brilliant to share with the world.

IAA:  Who are your musical influences?

AGUNY ASE:  Wow! This is a long list but just to name a few I would say Quincy Jones, Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Stevie Wonder, Timberland, Dr. Dre, Rodney Jerkins, Nas, Ludacris, Tupac, Jadakiss, Jay Z, Scarface, Ice Cube, Eightball & MJG, UGK and many others.

IAA:  How would you describe your music to people?

AGUNY ASE:  A melodic array of instruments with chest pumping drums and various mind gripping sounds. I would also say that my music has captivating concepts and lyrics with unique metaphors that excite the mind of the listener. I would describe my voice like FAMU’s or Southern University’s tuba section. Raw and powerful!

IAA:  What makes you stand out from other artists?

AGUNY ASE:  I am the visionary, the writer, the engineer, the artist, and the music composer. I’m extremely diverse and musically inclined when it comes to my craft. I think by me being able to play several instruments it gives me an edge with my production. Plus with my background in chorus I truly understand sharp and flat which helps me be able to help other artists get the best out of their recording when they are working with me or if I’m recording them for their own project.

IAA:  What are some upcoming projects you are currently working on?

AGUNY ASE:   My new album, which is one of four, and a few mix tapes with various artists. I’m producing tracks for a few artists as well. I’m also working on a few projects with Intuition Music in the UK.

IAA:  What are your career goals? Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

AGUNY ASE:  One of my goals is to continue making good music for the world to hear. I plan to travel and tour the world and work with artists everywhere in different genres. In ten years I see myself producing hits for artists that I have signed and artists that are signed with other labels. I also see myself venturing in major movie productions.

IAA:  How can your fans access your music and contact you?


1.Reverbnation – Reverbnation.com/AgunyAse

2.FACEBOOK – http://t.co/ctB8s95Y

3.iTunes Link – http://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/aguny-ase/id433215920

4.Pandora – http://www.pandora.com/station/play/9732498807647193

5. Music Video Link – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lqD0Z7O-CJQ






  1. I am so proud of you!! I just want to encourage you to continue inspite of adversities and hardships!! Remember God did not bring you this far to leave you big bro!! Look at the doors he has open you just continue doing what God has blessed you to do best and thats your music!! I love you so much Ase and im excited about what God is about to do in your life and where hes about to take you!!

  2. I am so proud of you!! I just want to encourage you to continue inspite of adversities and hardships!! Remember God did not bring you this far to leave you big bro!! Look at the doors he has open you just continue doing what God has blessed you to do best and thats your music!! I love you so much Ase and im excited about what God is about to do in your life and where hes about to take you!!

  3. I remember when you first came to Cali, your passion for music, I knew you had what it takes. As the years have gone by I followed you as an Artist and you continue to amaze me. Keep up the good work and great music.

  4. I have absolutely no reason to lie or hype this man up, but he is one of the most talented if not the most talented artist that I have ever known personally; you definitely cant find many like him in the world, especially within the genre of music that he specializes in. I have had the pleasure of sitting in with him in the lab while he creates various types of music…not just rap but various types of MUSIC and his creativity is off the charts. As I always tell him, its just a matter of time before he is fully exposed to the world and is able to magnify his talents on a broader stage. He’s somewhat of a diamond in the rough, keep your ears open for him…you’ll see.

  5. Ase is one of the most talented people I’ve ever met. There aren’t too many artists that create their own music and write their own lyrics. He is truly dedicated and passionate about producing something that appeals to everyone. In this industry, it is hard to find someone with such talent and humble. If anyone deserves recognition, it is most definitely Aguny Ase!

  6. Ase has been making music for as long as I’ve known him, or known of him. Although I hadn’t heard much recent music from him it was a pleasant surprise to see that he’s still pursuing his dream and having success at the same time. I wish him the best of luck and I hope he gets what he deserves.

    Owner/Rap Artist
    Indie Mack & Green Entertainment (IMAG)

    Jeremy Giomi

  7. Aguny Ase is one of the Greats. He produces, he has lyrics, and he knows how to work a crowd. Since Ive known Ase he has showed me tricks to keep me up in peoples ears, which is where you wanna be in this game. Don’t Sleep on Talent Peep Game From it!!!!
    ShortFuze for life

  8. Love it! Ase is real, humble, and solid….one of the few, that’s for sure…he has mad talent and I am very proud of him!

  9. I met Aguny Ase in 1997 he was only seventeen at the time. Even as a young man Ase’s application to his broad musical background was light years ahead of the rest. His lyrical ablility to conect to the listeners was something I can only describe as “Gods Gift.” Ase has such a keen ear when it comes to the quality of his music to say Ase is a perfectionist is an understatement. Ase has always produced his own music, wrote his own lyrics and has so much passion for the music industry. His love for music is inspiring to be able to pick up new instruments and play by ear and shortly after record a track is just a fraction of what Ase is masterfully capable of orchestrating! Ase’s music is and has always been cutting edge!
    I wish nothing but success for this bright young stars future!!

  10. I love that u are following your dreams and not giving up!!! U keep it humble n ur not forgetting who u are or where u come from. Ur music speaks for itself and it’s wonderful to see ur dreams and accomplishments come true . Ur keepin it real n ur a great artists .


  12. The love for music has paid off in your life. So never ever give up on your dreams. Wishing you many years of success. And always remember, with God all things are possible. So give Him the Glory.

  13. I’ve followed Aguny’s music for as long as I’ve know him! His music is an ever changing mastery! Yet it keeps the raw edge I’ve always loved! If you haven’t heard his first CD “CONSUMPTION ” you are really missing out! If you love music you’ll live sitting back and listening to the depth within every beat Aguny produces! I’ve been lucky enough to hear some of his new music and am proud to say his music has matured greatly and am anticipating its release! Much love Aguny!!!!!

  14. This is exactly why I am a loyal fan, and will continue to follow your career! Everything you put out is well put together, of great quality and reflects your genuine passion for your artistry!! I see you around town alot Rain, Wind, Sun or Snow!! pushing your album, you always seem very humble and happy to hear from your fans!! Keep this movement going!! Don’t stop!! We support you!!! We need more from you!! Message: Dear Sponsors, Where you at? Its time that the world gets to know this brother! Thanks,

    Ase You got Favor!!

  15. Dat boy been on one. I been telling folk for years Aguny Ase is coming with that there. He got a unique swag about his self and his style is flame. Plus he got stupid knocking production .

  16. I have followed your growth and maturity in your music. You continue to evolve and show your fans there is more then meets the eye. I am excited and anticipate your future projects and cant wait to hear the first movie sound track you create.

  17. Yeah you must def got it going on . My friend post yo link on my page and I was like who is this but yeah you got that fye. 🙂

  18. I’ve known Ase since our Cotton Mill days lol. He’s always been a cool laid back guy to me. It’s good to see a young black man like himself doing something he loves to do no matter what anybody else thinks, especially when its something positive. I kno the world will see more of him and I just hope they learn to enjoy his music atleast a tenth as much as he enjoys making it!!! Wishing u so more success in your craft and all the studio time it takes to be as great as you want to be.

  19. Congratulation to you on your accomplishments,.
    Im so proud of you, stay humble and keep sharing you
    music and talents .

  20. You are a very talented and focused artist Ase. I’m very blessed to have had the opportunity to get to kow you prsonally! Your music is very powerful and I can just about always relate. Keep following your dreams, you’ll be on top in no time!

  21. You are a dedicated & very talented artist Ase. It has been a pleasure to get to know you personally! Your music is very powerful & I can relate to just about all of it. Keep doing your thing, everyday you are closer to making your dreams come true. Keep up the amazing work!

  22. I love your music, your dedication to God, your child and life. You are truly talented. Your motivation and never give up attitude is greatly admired. You put your heart and soul into your music, which in my opinion is truly awesome. Keep on gettin it!!!

  23. Ase is one of the artist who helped put Sacramento on the map. Motivated and stays on his grind. Hands down one of the best artist/producers. As well as a good business man. I’ve had the chance to work with Ase in the past and look forword to knocking another record out with him in the near future. And besides all that he’s just good dude. Keep doing your thing.

  24. i been listening to his music since i was 15, and he had a really thick down south accent. over the years i have listened to him transform his music from just music to an art.. Love Your music keep it coming…

  25. What’s Up Aguny Ase it Ya Boy Double O. I met you through my station on Pandora Radio. First and foremost you have to be doing big things JUST TO GET ON PANDORA Radio. I’m very Proud of you, your music speaks for itself I am a regular listener as well as an Artist myself. I had no idea until this interview that you produced your own Music. You are truly and inspiration to Me and your Supporters. Can’t wait to Collab and make that next hot song wit cha. All the way From the A it’s Ya Boy Double O wit Much Luv Bro…..KEEP GRINDIN

  26. Man I went to yo Reverb page or what eva and that one song This On Th One is on the One u hear me… I like the other ones to but that one touched me in a special way. Good Job and where can I buy it at.

  27. Bigups to you on all your success you are awesome dude. Your music is so special and different look forward to seeing you with all the greats and that means you are GREAT!! AWESOME!!! KEEP GOD FIRST AND STAY HUMBLE AND WATCH!! MUCH LOVE!!

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