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ZAK, is a Jazz/ R&B, Hip Hop Recording Artist from the San Francisco Bay Area. He was born May 2nd, 1994 in New York City but grew up in California. 
 Zak stands for the voice of a young generation that’s still trying figure itself out. In the midst of a social media boom and the increasing demands on self-image, he speaks for “all people, but especially the millennials and younger. I’ve seen so many anxious, confused 20 year olds and it makes sense why. We’re too focused on people, talking about people, comparing ourselves to other people, looking at mass amounts of other peoples’ pictures. There’s no room for passion or gaining “levels”. The young artist’s primary message revolves around “building yourself” and “moving up” in life.  Whether it’s in his distinguished edgy tone or unforgettably blunt lyrics, this realistic artist is inspired by his purpose more than anything else. 
“If I were to go back through all my music chronologically, that’s my life’s story. You know, it’s like the summary of everything from the age of 13 in a musical format. It’s a 10 year journal of a teenager with insecurities who went from a very low place, to a much higher place just through the experience of his life. From “Proph3cY” which was a concept, to ZAK which is a realization. When I visualize what I want to give people with my music,  I always envision a person driving in their car, smiling, on a sunny day playing something that I created for them.   I  do my best to be the most honest  musician I can be because that means I’m being honest with myself.  All I’m doing here is continually trying find myself. This music is just a byproduct of that”. 
Now, in 2018, The 23 year old artist currently lives in Los Angeles, and is gearing up to release his debut album, “Levels”.

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Zachary Aaron Klein, also known by initials ZAK, is a Jazz/ Hip Hop Recording Artist from the San Francisco Bay Area.
Zak stands for the voice of a young generation that’s still trying figure itself out.  In the midst of a social media boom and the increasing demands on self-image, Zak brings perspective to it all. Whether it’s in his distinguished edgy tone or unforgettably blunt lyrics, this is an artist that pulls you in. It’s this electric, soul-driven sound that sets Zak apart from other mainstream artists today.
“That’s all music has ever been for me. Since I was 9 years old. You know, it’s like an audio version to the journal of my life. A journal that illustrates a teenager with insecurities who grows into a person with influence. From “Proph3cY” which was a concept, to ZAK which is a realization. When I visualize success, it’s always about a person driving in their car, smiling, on a sunny day playing something that I created for them.   I  do my best to be the most honest  musician I can be because that was I’m honest with myself.  All I’m doing here is continually trying find myself. This music is just a byproduct of that”. 
Now, in 2018, The 23 year old artist currently lives in Los Angeles, and is gearing up to release his debut album, “Better Days”.

Watch the Zak (Proph3cY) Documentary
Watch Now

View Zak’s Electronic Press Kit
View Now

Birth- Middle School
Early Years

On May 2nd, 1994, Zak was brought into this world with a seemingly rare condition. It didn’t take doctors long to put a name to this diagnosis – “congenital complex syndactyly”- also knows as, fusion of the digits.  Being that his fingers were webbed together,  it required 3 surgeries before granting him a fully functional hand.  The incident inspired his former stage name”Proph3cY”, an alias the young artist went by for nearly 6 years.

“I used to jam out with my brother on the ukulele. This is long before I picked up guitar. In middle school, I was in the band for a little bit and I started to play the trumpet because I loved jazz and it was easy for my hand as well, but luckily from a young age I found I could always strum strings too. That definitely made me feel more capable. I think proving to yourself that you can use your body well, and doing things you thought your couldn’t is extremely important- disability or not. Playing guitar, football, kayaking, basketball-  it doesn’t matter, just prove to yourself that you’re more than capable. To anyone out there with any kind of disability, you have to prove to yourself that you’re a capable  human being. If not with your body, then with your mind and spirit” 

“My high school experience was very diverse. There were definitely a lot poor kids growing up in tough neighborhoods, and there were also insanely rich silicon valley kids, all in the same melting pot. It made me realize that everyone had their problems and they were all just personal issues in the end. Either way, there turned out to be kids who are now really making something of themselves and becoming great/self-accomplished people, and there are those struggling (mostly with themselves). It didn’t matter how much money anyone had because the weak ones are falling and the strong ones are moving up. Those who wanted their life to mean something are finding a way”.

Birth- Middle School
Early Years

On May 2nd, 1994, Zak was brought into this world with a seemingly rare condition. It didn’t take doctors long to put a name to this diagnosis – “congenital complex syndactyly”- also knows as, fusion of the digits.  Being that his fingers were webbed together,  it required 3 surgeries before doctors granted him a fully functional hand.  The incident inspired his former stage name”Proph3cY”, an alias the young artist went by for nearly 6 years.

“I used to jam out with my brother on the ukulele. This is long before I picked up guitar. In middle school, I was in the band for a little bit and I started to play the trumpet because I loved jazz and it was easy for my hand as well, but luckily from a young age I found I could always strum strings too. That definitely made me feel more capable. I think proving to yourself that you can use your body well, and doing things you thought your couldn’t is extremely important- disability or not. Playing guitar, football, kayaking, basketball-  it doesn’t matter, just prove to yourself that you’re more than capable. To anyone out there with any kind of disability, you have to prove to yourself that you’re a capable  human being. If not with your body, then with your mind and spirit” 

“My high school experience was very diverse. There were definitely a lot poor kids growing up in tough neighborhoods, and there were also insanely rich silicon valley kids, all in the same melting pot. It made me realize that everyone had their problems and they were all just personal issues in the end. Either way, there turned out to be kids who are now really making something of themselves and becoming great/self-accomplished people, and there are those struggling (mostly with themselves). It didn’t matter how much money anyone had because the weak ones are falling and the strong ones are moving up. Those who wanted their life to mean something are finding a way”.

High School- College

At 15, Klein’s older brother showed him various different House Artists that eventually inspired him to produce his own music, starting off with Mashups and EDM. These productions quickly evolved into hip-hop once he discovered his true love for writing lyrics. That same year he placed Top 5 as a finalist in the Great American Song Competition for his song “3 Digits”, discussing his hand from the moment he was born, and how it’s impacted his ability to face certain realities growing up as a child. The competition featured over 10,000 entries from amateur songwriters around the world. He placed finals once again the following year for his hit song titled “The Interview.”
Realizing his passion for MC’ing and producing Hip Hop instrumentals, he continued producing his own music in his dorm room closet. After finishing his freshman year at Chico State, Klein spent the 2013 summer in Los Angeles where he assembled the rest of his first all Hip- Hop compilation titled “9 Months,” a 12-song mix tape discussing college experiences, emerging self- identity, and life endeavors. He would eventually return to LA in 2016, where he currently lives now. 
Heavily influenced by artists such as Amy Winehouse, Allen Stone, J.Cole, Jon Mayer, Andre 3000, Biggie, Eminem, and Anderson .Paak, etc., Zak has been able to combine many different styles and attributes from each to create his own unique sound. His music has a tendency to draw emotion, mainly because of his ability to paint a clear picture with his story-filled lyrics. With his newest EP, Coastline coming out in September 2017, the young artist has only begun to touch the surface with what his true prophecy really is.

“My music has always been about development of self and empowering concepts. Maybe its been a kind of obsession of mine. Everyone in my family is sort of like that.  Every song, every experience contributes to what you become.  I’m always preaching to find yourself.. be honest with what you find. ”

 

“It’s not about being perfect or imperfect, it’s about who you become. I look at all these things in life that have contributed to who I’ve become to this point. I feel grateful for everything, if not now, I know eventually I will.  This “gift”, which at first I thought was a disadvantage a majority of my early life, allowed me to ultimately start accepting reality & seeking the beauty of this short life. “

High School- College

At 15, Klein’s older brother showed him various different House Artists that eventually inspired him to produce his own music, starting off with Mashups and EDM. These productions quickly evolved into hip-hop once he discovered his true love for writing lyrics. That same year he placed Top 5 as a finalist in the Great American Song Competition for his song “3 Digits”, discussing his hand from the moment he was born, and how it’s impacted his ability to face certain realities growing up as a child. The competition featured over 10,000 entries from amateur songwriters around the world. He placed finals once again the following year for his hit song titled “The Interview.”
Realizing his passion for MC’ing and producing Hip Hop instrumentals, he continued producing his own music in his dorm room closet. After finishing his freshman year at Chico State, Klein spent the 2013 summer in Los Angeles where he assembled the rest of his first all Hip- Hop compilation titled “9 Months,” a 12-song mix tape discussing college experiences, emerging self- identity, and life endeavors. He would eventually return to LA in 2016, where he currently lives now. 
Heavily influenced by artists such as Amy Winehouse, Allen Stone, J.Cole, Jon Mayer, Andre 3000, Biggie, Eminem, and Anderson .Paak, etc., Zak has been able to combine many different styles and attributes from each to create his own unique sound. His music has a tendency to draw emotion, mainly because of his ability to paint a clear picture with his story-filled lyrics. With his newest EP, Coastline coming out in September 2017, the young artist has only begun to touch the surface with what his true prophecy really is.

“My music has always been about development of self and empowering concepts. Maybe its been a kind of obsession of mine. Everyone in my family is sort of like that.  Every song, every experience contributes to what you become.  I’m always preaching to find yourself.. be honest with what you find. ”

 

“It’s not about being perfect or imperfect, it’s about who you become. I look at all these things in life that have contributed to who I’ve become to this point. I feel grateful for everything, if not now, I know eventually I will.  This “gift”, which at first I thought was a disadvantage a majority of my early life, allowed me to ultimately start accepting reality & seeking the beauty of this short life. “

Zak

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Learn the Story

ZAK, is a Jazz/ R&B, Hip Hop Recording Artist from the San Francisco Bay Area. He was born May 2nd, 1994 in New York City but grew up in California. 
 Zak stands for the voice of a young generation that’s still trying figure itself out. In the midst of a social media boom and the increasing demands on self-image, he speaks for “all people, but especially the millennials and younger. I’ve seen so many anxious, confused 20 year olds and it makes sense why. We’re too focused on people, talking about people, comparing ourselves to other people, looking at mass amounts of other peoples’ pictures. There’s no room for passion or gaining “levels”. The young artist’s primary message revolves around “building yourself” and “moving up” in life.  Whether it’s in his distinguished edgy tone or unforgettably blunt lyrics, this realistic artist is inspired by his purpose more than anything else. 
“If I were to go back through all my music chronologically, that’s my life’s story. You know, it’s like the summary of everything from the age of 13 in a musical format. It’s a 10 year journal of a teenager with insecurities who went from a very low place, to a much higher place just through the experience of his life. From “Proph3cY” which was a concept, to ZAK which is a realization. When I visualize what I want to give people with my music,  I always envision a person driving in their car, smiling, on a sunny day playing something that I created for them.   I  do my best to be the most honest  musician I can be because that means I’m being honest with myself.  All I’m doing here is continually trying find myself. This music is just a byproduct of that”. 
Now, in 2018, The 23 year old artist currently lives in Los Angeles, and is gearing up to release his debut album, “Levels”.

Watch the Zak (Proph3cY) Documentary

View Zak’s Electronic Press Kit

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Zak

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Learn the Story

Zachary Aaron Klein, also known by initials ZAK, is a Jazz/ Hip Hop Recording Artist from the San Francisco Bay Area.
Zak stands for the voice of a young generation that’s still trying figure itself out.  In the midst of a social media boom and the increasing demands on self-image, Zak brings perspective to it all. Whether it’s in his distinguished edgy tone or unforgettably blunt lyrics, this is an artist that pulls you in. It’s this electric, soul-driven sound that sets Zak apart from other mainstream artists today.
“That’s all music has ever been for me. Since I was 9 years old. You know, it’s like an audio version to the journal of my life. A journal that illustrates a teenager with insecurities who grows into a person with influence. From “Proph3cY” which was a concept, to ZAK which is a realization. When I visualize success, it’s always about a person driving in their car, smiling, on a sunny day playing something that I created for them.   I  do my best to be the most honest  musician I can be because that was I’m honest with myself.  All I’m doing here is continually trying find myself. This music is just a byproduct of that”. 
Now, in 2018, The 23 year old artist currently lives in Los Angeles, and is gearing up to release his debut album, “Better Days”.

Watch the Zak (Proph3cY) Documentary

View Zak’s Electronic Press Kit
BIO

Birth- Middle School Early Years

On May 2nd, 1994, Zak was brought into this world with a seemingly rare condition. It didn’t take doctors long to put a name to this diagnosis – “congenital complex syndactyly”- also knows as, fusion of the digits.  Being that his fingers were webbed together,  it required 3 surgeries before granting him a fully functional hand.  The incident inspired his former stage name”Proph3cY”, an alias the young artist went by for nearly 6 years.

“I used to jam out with my brother on the ukulele. This is long before I picked up guitar. In middle school, I was in the band for a little bit and I started to play the trumpet because I loved jazz and it was easy for my hand as well, but luckily from a young age I found I could always strum strings too. That definitely made me feel more capable. I think proving to yourself that you can use your body well, and doing things you thought your couldn’t is extremely important- disability or not. Playing guitar, football, kayaking, basketball-  it doesn’t matter, just prove to yourself that you’re more than capable. To anyone out there with any kind of disability, you have to prove to yourself that you’re a capable  human being. If not with your body, then with your mind and spirit” 

“My high school experience was very diverse. There were definitely a lot poor kids growing up in tough neighborhoods, and there were also insanely rich silicon valley kids, all in the same melting pot. It made me realize that everyone had their problems and they were all just personal issues in the end. Either way, there turned out to be kids who are now really making something of themselves and becoming great/self-accomplished people, and there are those struggling (mostly with themselves). It didn’t matter how much money anyone had because the weak ones are falling and the strong ones are moving up. Those who wanted their life to mean something are finding a way”.

BIO

Birth- Middle School Early Years

On May 2nd, 1994, Zak was brought into this world with a seemingly rare condition. It didn’t take doctors long to put a name to this diagnosis – “congenital complex syndactyly”- also knows as, fusion of the digits.  Being that his fingers were webbed together,  it required 3 surgeries before doctors granted him a fully functional hand.  The incident inspired his former stage name”Proph3cY”, an alias the young artist went by for nearly 6 years.

“I used to jam out with my brother on the ukulele. This is long before I picked up guitar. In middle school, I was in the band for a little bit and I started to play the trumpet because I loved jazz and it was easy for my hand as well, but luckily from a young age I found I could always strum strings too. That definitely made me feel more capable. I think proving to yourself that you can use your body well, and doing things you thought your couldn’t is extremely important- disability or not. Playing guitar, football, kayaking, basketball-  it doesn’t matter, just prove to yourself that you’re more than capable. To anyone out there with any kind of disability, you have to prove to yourself that you’re a capable  human being. If not with your body, then with your mind and spirit” 

“My high school experience was very diverse. There were definitely a lot poor kids growing up in tough neighborhoods, and there were also insanely rich silicon valley kids, all in the same melting pot. It made me realize that everyone had their problems and they were all just personal issues in the end. Either way, there turned out to be kids who are now really making something of themselves and becoming great/self-accomplished people, and there are those struggling (mostly with themselves). It didn’t matter how much money anyone had because the weak ones are falling and the strong ones are moving up. Those who wanted their life to mean something are finding a way”.

High School- College

At 15, Klein’s older brother showed him various different House Artists that eventually inspired him to produce his own music, starting off with Mashups and EDM. These productions quickly evolved into hip-hop once he discovered his true love for writing lyrics. That same year he placed Top 5 as a finalist in the Great American Song Competition for his song “3 Digits”, discussing his hand from the moment he was born, and how it’s impacted his ability to face certain realities growing up as a child. The competition featured over 10,000 entries from amateur songwriters around the world. He placed finals once again the following year for his hit song titled “The Interview.”
Realizing his passion for MC’ing and producing Hip Hop instrumentals, he continued producing his own music in his dorm room closet. After finishing his freshman year at Chico State, Klein spent the 2013 summer in Los Angeles where he assembled the rest of his first all Hip- Hop compilation titled “9 Months,” a 12-song mix tape discussing college experiences, emerging self- identity, and life endeavors. He would eventually return to LA in 2016, where he currently lives now. 
Heavily influenced by artists such as Amy Winehouse, Allen Stone, J.Cole, Jon Mayer, Andre 3000, Biggie, Eminem, and Anderson .Paak, etc., Zak has been able to combine many different styles and attributes from each to create his own unique sound. His music has a tendency to draw emotion, mainly because of his ability to paint a clear picture with his story-filled lyrics. With his newest EP, Coastline coming out in September 2017, the young artist has only begun to touch the surface with what his true prophecy really is.
BIO

“My music has always been about development of self and empowering concepts. Maybe its been a kind of obsession of mine. Everyone in my family is sort of like that.  Every song, every experience contributes to what you become.  I’m always preaching to find yourself.. be honest with what you find. ”

 

“It’s not about being perfect or imperfect, it’s about who you become. I look at all these things in life that have contributed to who I’ve become to this point. I feel grateful for everything, if not now, I know eventually I will.  This “gift”, which at first I thought was a disadvantage a majority of my early life, allowed me to ultimately start accepting reality & seeking the beauty of this short life. “

High School- College

At 15, Klein’s older brother showed him various different House Artists that eventually inspired him to produce his own music, starting off with Mashups and EDM. These productions quickly evolved into hip-hop once he discovered his true love for writing lyrics. That same year he placed Top 5 as a finalist in the Great American Song Competition for his song “3 Digits”, discussing his hand from the moment he was born, and how it’s impacted his ability to face certain realities growing up as a child. The competition featured over 10,000 entries from amateur songwriters around the world. He placed finals once again the following year for his hit song titled “The Interview.”
Realizing his passion for MC’ing and producing Hip Hop instrumentals, he continued producing his own music in his dorm room closet. After finishing his freshman year at Chico State, Klein spent the 2013 summer in Los Angeles where he assembled the rest of his first all Hip- Hop compilation titled “9 Months,” a 12-song mix tape discussing college experiences, emerging self- identity, and life endeavors. He would eventually return to LA in 2016, where he currently lives now. 
Heavily influenced by artists such as Amy Winehouse, Allen Stone, J.Cole, Jon Mayer, Andre 3000, Biggie, Eminem, and Anderson .Paak, etc., Zak has been able to combine many different styles and attributes from each to create his own unique sound. His music has a tendency to draw emotion, mainly because of his ability to paint a clear picture with his story-filled lyrics. With his newest EP, Coastline coming out in September 2017, the young artist has only begun to touch the surface with what his true prophecy really is.
BIO

“My music has always been about development of self and empowering concepts. Maybe its been a kind of obsession of mine. Everyone in my family is sort of like that.  Every song, every experience contributes to what you become.  I’m always preaching to find yourself.. be honest with what you find. ”

 

“It’s not about being perfect or imperfect, it’s about who you become. I look at all these things in life that have contributed to who I’ve become to this point. I feel grateful for everything, if not now, I know eventually I will.  This “gift”, which at first I thought was a disadvantage a majority of my early life, allowed me to ultimately start accepting reality & seeking the beauty of this short life. “