I just want to change lives

Ausar was born and raised on Chicago’s South Side, a community that’s gilded in authenticity and creative expression. Being wrought from that same cloth, he is driven by the countless number of artists who’ve cemented their music throughout the city. He makes it a point to focus on craftsmanship and storytelling — the elements that form the core of his bouncing melodies and inspirational lyricism. But simply put, Ausar just wants to change lives with his music.


“Familiar” was inspired by familiar situations — being trapped in a cycle that yields unwanted and detrimental results but somehow, through it all, finding yourself at the end of it and learning from the experience.


Ausar’s back with a visual in support of his latest single, "Wholetime" — filmed by the ingenious Danny Photo. In the video, Ausar confronts the everyday challenges of life and attempts to highlight the humor in those situations. It’s Ausar’s hope that people learn to laugh at themselves more and take life less seriously.


"Dirty Laundry" is Ausar's first visual from his newest project, "The 6 Page Letter". Filmed and directed by Pat Banahan, the video expresses Ausar's inner turmoil with coming clean about his recent problems -- in a fun and lighthearted way. With help from fellow members of his music collective, A.I.M. (Josi Green & Ro Marsalis), the visual becomes just as captivating as the song itself.

Ausar opened up for Malcolm London at the Canopy Club in March of 2018.

Ausar performs "Street Clothes" at SoFar Sounds Chicago.

Ausar performs "Rise" with his band at SoFar Sounds Champaign.

Ausar opened up for Rakim in 2017 at Champaign’s Canopy Club.