“I don’t use any profanity or derogatory language in my music. So I have to be very creative and stay true to myself in the process.”

Check out the interview with Kevo exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.­­­­

Skilly: How were you able to start your journey in the entertainment business? Where did this all start?
It all started in 2009 when my dad and uncle decided to from a rap group called 3rdgree when I was 16 with my cousin Lil Dave.

What are some of the creative ways you use to promote your music?
Honestly, social media, handing out CDs, and word of mouth right now. I also perform at various schools all over performing and motivating the youth with my friend and mentor Koran Bolden who is a motivational speaker/author.

What is the greatest challenge you face in today’s entertainment business? How do you overcome them?
Content. I don’t use any profanity or derogatory language in my music. So I have to be very creative and stay true to myself in the process. A lot of artists nowadays talk about the same things, so I just choose not to care about what people think.

How is the music scene like in your hometown? What do you like about it and what don’t you like?
It has really got better over the years as far as quality and sound. One thing that hasn’t changed at all is the hate and lack of unity. Once we get that in together, we can make something big happen.

Where do you think the future of music is going to be? How do you feel artists can be more a part of it?
It seems that everybody is becoming more conscious about what’s going in the world and it’s getting talked about a lot more now. Once I gain a lot more influence, I will begin to bring motivation and positivity to the music industry. To be a part of the change artists should just be who they really are and that would make a big difference.

What advice can you give to other upcoming artists and musicians trying to achieve success?
Keeps god first and focus. Work harder than the hardest worker.

What inspires you to write your next song?
It depends. I could be driving and see something or just be in the studio and catch a vibe.

What are the steps you take to make a song?
Turn on the beat. I let the music speak to me first and then I go in the booth. I come up with a hook and the rest comes to me.

What do you think makes a great song?
Beat, concept, lyrics, emotion, and melody.

Where can we connect with you? Can you give us your social media links and where we can contact you?
Facebook: I Am Kevo
Instagram: www.instagram.com/iamkevo_