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*2022 Texas Bluebonnet Award Winner!
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Dare2BeDifferent is the brainchild of AJ "AJKB" Brown, a multi-talented composer, writer and producer. AJKB was born and raised in southern Chattanooga, Tennessee. His style is heavily influenced by all types of southern music, including bass, southern hip hop, and even country. AJKB's musical versatility taps into every genre of music respectfully. Dare2Different is the prequel to the feauture film Dare2BeDifferent, which is debuting soon. The Dare2BeDifferent brand is focused on recognizing artists of every genre: culinary, art, cosmetology, and crafts, as well as musical and the performing arts. Dare2BeDifferent For more info, follow these links: Email: Instagram: Youtube: