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Hailing from the city of Chicago, AP-EBonix shares a hometown with such artists as Chaka Khan, Common, Earth Wind & Fire and a host of other musicians that started off their journey in the windy city. It’s this rich musical heritage that defines what AP is as an emcee: soulful, talented and with the energy and lyrical ability to have you reminiscing back to the glory days of East coast Hip-Hop.
Growing up on the south side of the city, a young AP inherited a love of Hip-Hop from his parents, which spanned across artists and groups such as Souls Of Mischief, Digable Planets,Black Star and more. He also has a love for genres such as Trip-Hop (listing UK rapper Tricky, a frequent collaborator with Massive Attack, as one of his favorite emcees), and a deep appreciation for female Jazz singers such as Martina Topley Bird, Billie Holiday and Beth Gibbons. Interestingly, AP is also the paternal nephew of Akbar, from legendary Chicago/New York rap group The Mental Giants.
As a solo artist, AP has worked with the likes of Bugseed, Dtunez and more, but he is also a member of Chicago group Public Transportation, alongside fellow members Resolute and Vikki Lynne. In 2009 he approached UK producer Cypria with an idea to create an independent record label that puts artists and the music they create first. Soon after, Lunatick Records was born.