About Me Section
History of Ashton Vaughn Charles
Ashton Vaughn Charles (The Dapper Rapper) of the collective The Color 8 uses the platform to spread love, unity, and acceptance across the masses. Ashton, originally hailing from San Bernardino, CA, comes from a background of Classical music, Neo-Soul, and West Coast Hip Hop. He was first introduced to music at the age of 10 when he was placed in band class and handed a clarinet; he hasn’t stopped since. Ashton didn’t start implementing vocals into his music until he was in his 20s, but quickly found it to be a great outlet, and another method to connecting with people. Between being in band classes during grade school, and bumping 90’s and 2000’s hip hop throughout his childhood, he found in his upbringing that there were too many amazing styles/genres to just fall in love with one.