Queens born hip hop artist AVE (what does AVE stand for? Insert here) relocated with his family to Northern California when he was two years old. Raised in San Jose, he began gravitating towards the music industry and especially enjoyed listening to hip hop. Heavily influenced by these individuals, AVE became fascinated by the unique artistry and craft of hip hop which gave him the ability to express himself. As a teenager, he started utilizing the hip hop style in the form of poetry and freestyle, both of which he shared amongst his friends and classmates. AVE later honed his passion for rhyming and further developed his ability to deliver a message through lyrics. Through positive feedback received from those who enjoy his music and realizing his natural talent for rhyming, AVE decided to take his passion to a more serious level. In 2008, his career debuted with the release of his first mixtape, a joint collaboration called "The Baysicc." Fueled by the momentum of the first project’s success, he dropped a follow up mixtape entitled, "A.V.E. (Ambition Vs Emotion)" which was then followed by "T.B.M.E. (The Best Mixtape Ever)", a collaborative project. As he continues to make a name for himself AVE introduces the second installment of the A.V.E. series "A.V.E. 2 (Ambition vs Expectation)" which is out now and gives his fans a good indication of what his goals are. The mixtape is currently available for download at www.ave2mixtape.com. He is currently working on his new effort, “Underrate Overlook Me.” With hopes of reaching the masses through the music he creates, AVE hopes to give back to music what music has given to him.