"Born In D.C and raised in PG by parents overseas"
- a friend of a friend
Born Akinola Jordan Pedro, in Washington D.C.
AkinG Kalld Pedro was raised by Nigerian parents on the outskirts of nation's capital. always having music around him, his parents listened to artist like Micheal Jackson, Fela Kuti, Shino Peters, Tina Turner, Lionel Richie, Sade and much more.
It wasn't until the year 2002, Pedro was introduced to hip-hop by his older brother when playing him a copy of "The Eminem Show". In that same year, Pedro and his family traveled to Lagos, Nigeria where he would eventually spend six years. during those years, he began writing his first handful of raps. By the age of 9, he had a notebook of Michael Jackson covers written with his own lyrics. AkinG Kalld Pedro wrote his first rap by the of age 10. In 2009, returning to the states he lived in various cities around Prince George's County, Maryland. Landover being one, influencing his views and surroundings. He began to take hip-hop seriously after hearing "Lupe Fiasco's Food & Liquor".
In 2013, Pedro released his first mixtape, Two In One Story: the suicide project. after his first release, he began exploring and dabbling in different sounds, pursuing brazil's Bossa Nova genre and American Jazz. He then developed an interest for artists like Janelle Monaé and Brazilian artists such as Simoné and Arthur Verocai. This all helped him shape his distinctive sound over hip-hop productions. AkinG Kalld Pedro released the genre-bending "Afro-Brazil: Viva Sua Paixão" in the summer of 2016, which displays the DMV rapper battling Addictions on Brazilian XXXstar, reminiscing about an old flame on Suadade and harmonizing in Portuguese on the wavy Glott! production Minha Alma Canta. Shortly after the release of Afro-Brazil, Pedro began recording his independent debut release, titled "358/2 DAYS: Before i Slept". The project influenced by the Kingdom Hearts game was released on September 29, 2017.
On April 2019, He released the Jazz-Fusion inspired Project "SURREALISM". The project discusses his own version of the Kübler-Ross model (Stages of Grief). In the same year, Pedro found himself amongst 10 other emerging artists that won the inaugural 2Kbeats Contest by Steve Stoute’s UnitedMasters. His breakout single “Traffic.Jam'' was selected by Kevin Durant and Stoute himself for NBA2K’s 2020 soundtrack. IN 2020, PEDRO RELEASED THE FIRST SINGLE “INTERNACIONAL” OFF HIS UPCOMING DEBUT ALBUM. THE SINGLE EARNED HIM A PLACEMENT ON NBA 2K21’s SOUNDTRACK, Marking Pedro with back to back placements with 2ksports.