Born in the 90's as Andre Brooks and raised straight from Southern Blvd. in the Boogie Down Bronx, a young multi-talented artist who goes by the name of KONY (King Of New York) BROOKS is on his journey to take over the music industry. Starting at the tender age of 7, is when Andre, (KONY) wrote his first rhyme for a school project in first grade. Not taking it seriously at the time, he left it alone until the age of 11 and as Andre grew older, he began to notice he wanted to take music seriously.
In 2013 KONY created Inner City Music Group LLC (ICMG). While headlining the 5K Concert Series alongside Hollywood Play, Fred The Godson, Papoose, and Ron Browz, KONY began working with former Island Def Jam distributed artist Teddy Grahams who was running his own company Divisions of 2 Deep LLC (2 Deep). In 2015 they decided to join forces and create ICMG/ 2 Deep which is a joint venture.
KONY has worked with Indie Artists such as Oun-P, Haddy Racks, Mickey Factz, SnS (Icy Gang), and Persia to name a few. He's worked with Indie producers, such as, HITM’s - Oscar Acevedo and King Leo, Redhook Noodles, Inkomplete Productions, Rell XL, iSample, and more. Kony has opened for Lil Mo, Papoose, Joe Budden, Cassidy, Lil Flip, Fred The Godson, Ryan Leslie, and more. Kony took home the Elegant Hoodness Lyricist of the Year Award in 2016 as well as record breaking 4 Indie VMA's including the prestigious Mr Voiceless Music award at the 2016 Voiceless Music Awards. He has been featured in the 2016 December edition of XXL Magazine, the 2018 March Edition of XXL Magazine, and The Source Magazine website as a headliner of the Xzecutiv/Checkmate Concert. Kony has also headlined the world famous SOB's in 2019.
As KONY Brooks’ career advances, he perfects his craft expressing himself in every shape form and/or fashion, with newly designed musical concepts and realistic themes that captures everyone within earshot of his sound. His dynamic performances and unique style allows a smooth delivery of his many messages to his listeners as he reigns over Hip Hop.
"They call him the King Of New York for a reason."