Avian Nalej (A-VEE-IN Knowledge), his name means Higher Learning and represents the desire to have a higher level of thinking and lifestyle. His controversial religious background and culture offers new unexplored territory while still making music that is socially conscious and culturally appealing. The 25 year old rapper makes a grand entrance on his debut release Rise of a Rebel as he provides a glimpse of growing up in the shadow of controversy. (Production by C-Sick, DJ 5ifth Element, Joe Blow The Sample King, Tricky Tre & Oddisee).
"The Shining" is an original single produced by underground Chicago producer, DJ 5ifth Element as a short, gritty introduction to edgy rapper Avian Nalej that should leave Hip-Hop heads hungry for more. Avian Nalej is set to release his first mixtape Rise of a Rebel on Sept. 11, 2012.