Aks - pronounced 'Axe'
'Aks' pronounced 'axe' but meaning 'ask' is a slang word most prevalant in black communities of the US.
The word is often used is rap (both east and west coast), and could be used in the following sentence, "Don't be akskin' me 'bout dat shit, fool, dat shit ain't dope. Word"
I'm not really sure when, where or how the word came to be, but then again I'm a little white, middle class boy who spent his formative years in a small fishing town on the south-east coast of England where the idea of an 'ethnic community' would have provoked the same reaction as the arrival of a gaggle of witches at the Spanish Inquisition, so I wouldn't really, would I?