It’s part of any successful musician to have a great, distinctive image that sets them apart from others. Up-and-coming artist Black Sasuke took his love of anime and ran with it. Inspired by Sasuke from the timeless anime Naruto, Black Sasuke channels pure power in his rise as an artist in the independent music industry.
Born Aaron Scott, Black Sasuke keeps it different from any other artist with his unique image and captivating releases. The young artist set foot in the hip-hop music industry over a year ago. Despite knowing the challenges that young musicians face, he was determined to make his dreams a reality. Black Sasuke took on his image not only to pay homage to his favorite character but also to stand out among his peers in the industry.
Black Sasuke’s trademark look is characterized by red face paint that runs from his eyes to his cheeks, which symbolizes Sasuke’s activation of his Sharingan ability. He is dressed as Sasuke, wearing a black cloak with a red cloud—the uniform of an organization called the Akatsuki, which Sasuke’s older brother is a part of.
Black Sasuke draws inspiration from many other artists. His biggest inspirations are XXXTentacion, whose impact in the music industry still resonates after his death, and Lil Nas X, whose biggest hit, “Old Town Road,” inspired him to write his single “I’m So Lit.” The single features Black Sasuke playing the ukulele, the track showcasing an Eastern influence mixed into the beat. The young rapper loves to have fun with his music, and he has a song entitled “6ix9ine Slice” in which he disses the artist. The track showcases Black Sasuke’s expertful rapping ability, as he effortlessly enunciates tongue-twisting verses.
Black Sasuke is an avid YouTuber, and he regularly features his self-portraits, which draw similarities to the works of American painter Jean-Michel Basquiat. On his YouTube channel, he releases the official audios of his tracks and singles and regularly vlogs about his interests.
Black Sasuke has endured a difficult journey to get to where he is today. At one point in his life, he was a broke young artist who couldn’t even see himself pursuing his music career because of his lack of resources. Fortunately, he persevered, and things began to look up for the budding musician. He worked harder than he ever did in his life and saved and invested his money. Today, he is finally at a place where he can live comfortably and continue pursuing his dreams.
Black Sasuke’s passion for music comes from his desire to freely express himself and his thoughts while creating works of wonder. He is looking to make it into mainstream music and become one of the most-streamed artists in the country. In the future, he hopes to become a successful artist who takes on a mentoring role for other artists hoping to break into the music industry. He also hopes to make his dream of designing clothes a reality.