BIO

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 Maryland. Landover being one, influencing his views and surroundings. He began to take hip-hop seriously after hearing "Lupe Fiasco's Food & Liquor".

AkinG Kalld Pedro released the genre-bending "Afro-Brazil: Viva Sua Paixão" in the summer of 2016, which displays the DMV rapper fusing various of Brazilian genres with hip-hop.

Shortly after the release of Afro-Brazil, Pedro began recording his independent debut album, titled "358/2 DAYS: Before I Slept" in late 2016. The album was released on September 29, 2017. The album, influenced by the Kingdom Hearts game series featured tracks like "Somewhere in DMV" & "So Selfish" respectably.

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“Born in DC, raised in PG”, DMV based AkinG Kalld Pedro is coming out swinging in 2018.  In a quest to flex his lyrical abilities, quiet the shit talkers and send shots at the competition. Read More
rockdafuqout
"AkinG Kalld Pedro’s EP takes you on an unexpected, exotic journey. And it’s a damn good one." Read More
signthiskid
"The visuals are a smooth affair that find the artist delivering smooth bars over a wavy instrumental. The chill visuals mesh perfectly with the direction blazed by Pedro’s cool flow." Read More
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