Over the past three years, artist Joey Aich has independently built a platform of unbridled creativity through a distinct blend of backpack and jazz rap.
Born in Woodmere Village and based in Columbus, Joey Aich first broke onto the national hip-hop scene in early 2017 with his single "Rope Break", a track about overcoming doubt and tough circumstances to reach success. Living up to its name, the independently released track attracted attention from the likes of DJ Booth, Dead End Hip-Hop and EARMILK, amongst others. Buzz from his subsequent debut album If Money Grew on Trees - in addition to his high-energy performances - landed Aich opening support for Cal Scruby and Curren$y, as well as a main stage slot at Breakaway Music Festival.
In 2019, Aich teamed up with other prominent names in the Columbus hip-hop scene (Sarob, Dom Deshawn, Trek Manifest, Soop & Snow) to form the supergroup Carried by 6. Their self-titled 2019 release is both an ode to the past and future of Columbus music, with generations mashing seamlessly together for a finished product of hard-hitting, effortlessly cool hip-hop tracks.
Aich’s latest full-length solo project, Open Treehouse, was released in June of 2020, featuring the single “Rossi On the Deck (ft. TARYN)”. In Joey’s words, “Open Treehouse means continuing on my journey and building on what I/we have accomplished and still understanding that there is more work to be done. Allowing people to learn more about my story is my goal.”