Aych, who is an open mic champion six years running in Tampa, is ready to take the next step. Currently preparing his Power project, get familiar with this MC on the rise.

Standout: "I Don't Need Em"

Also check out: "Angel Devil"

And: "Intro" (Off Monster Mixtape)

Name: Aych

Age: 30

Hometown: Wilmington, Delaware

I grew up listening to: Biggie, Rakim, Tupac, Wu-Tang, Snoop

My style's been compared to: Alot of Philly artists

My Standout record and moment to date have been: A song called "Dolla & A Dream" and my most stand out moment was performing that song on 106 & Park.

My goal in Hip-Hop is: To take a dream and make it a profession. Then, change lives by opening doors for others to do the same.

I'm gonna be the next: Russell Simmons

For more info check out: Follow me on Twitter @AYCH302 and check me out on Facebook.

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