Buffalo’s own Aitina, aka, a.i. has shown the men in Buffalo who’s the dopest emcee in town. This lady started out as shy as they get, yet with a little encouragement from her local fam, she’s paving the way for the city to blow.
a.i was also added to the line up at the annual Kingdom Bound music festival at Darien Lake, NY in July 2017.
Female Rapper “ANOMALY” has been under the radar for years. She has been a favorite performer in Buffalo as a featured artist at many area events including The ICU & 5th Fridays, and an opener for artists like Json and Mahogany Jones. Anomaly, aka, Aitina Cooke, is more than just a rapper, she is a community leader, a wife, and a mother. She has devoted her time to her work, family and church (Christ Crusaders Assembly) and has always had a goal to someday release the music she performs. Anomaly is also part of the R.A.W. Movement that includes the top hip hop talent in Buffalo.
The stage has been set for her in 2014 to finally debut her talents on an official projects called “The Detachment” mixtape. Together with veteran hip hop producers Legacy and Fonz Carter, Anomaly comes out of the gate swinging with nothing but “RAW” vocals and lyrics and features Shaunta and EDI Music emcees: Whoz Meech & New Lyfe. The 12-track mixtape was released at midnight on October 14, 2014 and is available for FREE on Noisetrade [Download Here].
The Detachment mixtape is Anomaly’s prelude project that explores themes of the inner man that struggles to detach from the addictions and cravings of the world. However it grafts in the hope to which we must attach to endure the fight. “The fight to detach while fighting to attach to a God who will never leave me and who will ‘follow me, follow me, follow me down’.” – Ai Am Anomaly
Anomaly is what I like to call a “Complete Artist” with many other talents including: photography, graphic design, acting, and public speaking. She has also released a video for her first single of the mixtape called “I’m Crazy” directed and produced by Kre8tor Films in Rochester, NY and features a cameo by producer Fonz Carter.
You can see Anomaly at The ICU opening up for national acts Eshon Burgundy and Social Club, Saturday Oct 18, 2014 at 7pm at Sword of the Spirit, 300 Kensington Ave, Buffalo, NY 14214