It’s hard to believe AY HUNCHO is 21, self-funded, driven, hungry and just had his debut single video premiered and branded a HEATSEEKER video on the genre acclaimed music YouTube page of WORLD STAR HIP HOP on the June 17, 2018.
So straight up, it’s safe to say that this young, proud Muslim man has a big buzz around him that has no boundaries. AY HUNCHO is an enigma; he is an artist who holds his cards to his chest, doesn’t let anyone in except those in his inner circle, he’s an introvert at times, comedic sometimes, mostly serious, but always creative and ready.
In many ways, AY HUNCHO is becoming a bullet-proof hip-hop artist in Australia, his following is growing steadily, he is creating competition and it’s genuine, he is conceptually ambitious, explicitly sexy, accessibly conscious and unashamedly mentally strong. So there is no doubt that this artist is not backing down from any critic who dares to challenge his creative, his upbringing, his fans or his faith.
CLOCKWORK is a break-through track that can’t be ignored. CLOCKWORK is the summer break in winter. The sounds on this track are new kinda like the straight outta LA fresh vibe, with smooth vocals, laid back, chilled trap beats accompanied by effortlessly chic production by Dopam!ne with the hypnotising vocal collaborations by Manu Crook$ and Anfa Rose. This track is so dam good we declare it too hot for radio! It oozes uber-rich versus beautiful women versus ambitious under dogs.
“Anfa and I always talked about working together” says AY HUNCHO, “so I hit him up and told him to pull up to the studio, we were just chilling, whilst Dopam!ne was making a track. The beat felt right so we wrote the lyrics on the spot, to be honest I think the whole process took us an hour”.
“When I walk they don’t speak hey
running fast like a relayyyy
Been a boss since the 6th grade
Lamborghini switch lanes
Hit the spot I got ammo
I’m the bush with the camo”
Watch the rise of AY HUNCHO because he is steadily but surely carving his niche alongside the up and coming generation of fresh Hip Hop royalty like Manu Crook$, Anfa Rose and Dopam!ne.
One thing we know for sure is that AY HUNCHO is not short of Hip Hop Muslim role models to follow with luminaries such as Ice Cube, NAS, Rakim, Akon, Mos Def, Lupe Fiasco, Ghostface Killah, MC Ren, Busta Rhymes, DJ Khalid, Mobb Deep, Scarface, Big Daddy Kane, Q-Tip, Gang Starr, Immortal Technique, Future, French Montana, T-Pain, Chuck D, Brother Ali, Ceza, Beanie Segal, Freeway, Rhymefest and Everlast who have already carved a path for him to follow all the way to the top.