The Inglorious AkEdit
The Inglorious Ak (born 10/7/1988) is an American rap artist, singer, and song writer from Hollywood, California. At the age of 12, he began taking singing and songwriting classes. He soon became obsessed with Tupac Shakur and Marvin Gaye. He believed he could pair the lyrics of Tupac with the singing of Marvin Gaye into a unique sound. He referred to this sound as "smooth rap"; a term that now describes a whole new sub-genre of music. .
His first album entitled "Aklicious" released in 2010 sold over 35 million records worldwide, going platinum 5 times. The lead single from his album "I make da money" stayed atop the billboard music chart for 30 consecutive weeks. His first album's success also grabbed him 3 Grammy awards. After the release of his album he went on a one year world tour, with every single venue he performed at being sold out. After His last performance at Madison Square Garden in New York on December 31 2010, he went on a 2 year hiatus.
During this time his fans that were waiting hands on feet for his release of new music, drew up many conspiracies about his absence as they began to worry. The top conspiracy was that somehow he became addicted to the drug cocaine and went into hiding. The truth came out that he just had gone on a prolonged vacation and needed time away from the industry.
On Janaury 7, 2013, he came back into the spotlight and announced that he would drop his second album on December 12, 2013. Since coming back from his vacation, he has moved back into his $51 million Bell Air estate, where he lives with his current girlfriend Selena Gomez. They will co-star in an up and coming reality television series that will air on MTV in the winter.