Christian rapper, singer, and songwriter Aaron Cole began nurturing his musical aspirations at a young age, releasing numerous independent projects throughout his childhood and adolescence, culminating in a 2017 label deal with Gotee Records when he was only 18. He entered the Christian charts with the TobyMac collaboration "Right on Time," and began releasing a steady stream of singles.
Born in Bristol, Virginia on February 28, 1999, Cole's entry into the music business started when his father, an audio engineer and musician, wrote a rap song called "Jesus Is the Rock," which became the title of then four-year-old Cole's first album. Throughout his childhood and teenage years, he released a handful of other independent Christian rap projects like 2007's The Trinity and 2012's 4th Period. Following his 2016 EP, If I Can Be Honest, he was picked up by Gotee Records and earned his first chart success with the 2017 single "Right on Time," a collaboration with label founder TobyMac. "One More Day," the bright R&B-oriented single from his 2018 EP Virginia Boy, featured a greater focus on singing than rapping and he continued to mix both vocal styles into singles like "Mama Said" and "Patient with Me." ~ Timothy Monger