Every so often someone breaks into the Hip-Hop industry whose talent and skills go far beyond just dropping a hot 16. Ke’lyn The Artist, or Ke’lyn for short is 1 of those talents to watch out for. Hailing from 1 of the biggest music cities on the map, Atlanta Georgia the atlien doesn’t aspire to fit in with the in-crowd nor follow the masses. With his own unique style and even more signature sound, Ke’lyn the Artist is proving that having your own flavor and not following the trends can work as an independent artist. Sort of taking the ‘text-book artist’ approach with his music, he is on a single release spree to keep growing his fan base, while experimenting with different musical ingredients.
“Music is the only thing that never gets on my nerves” Ke’lyn the Artist
Every day more and more musicians are taking a leap of faith by trusting the process, believing in themselves, and controlling their own music careers as independent artists. With the rise of DIY music upload sites such as Spotify and Soundcloud the results for success are endless. Today you can even control your own marketing and social media presence on in demand platforms such as Instagram, Tik Tok, and Facebook. As of 2020 Rolling Stone reported that independent artists could generate more than $2 Billion in revenue thanks to them being able to take charge of their distribution and marketing. With a strong team behind you the results are limitless. Ke’lyn also has a great support system, consistent manager, and strong work ethic. With a military background and spending some time across seas he is culturally diverse and trained to have a disciplined attitude towards his outcome in life. He has 5 years of military service under his belt and met his manager during basic training. He also has a signature look and works hard to maintain his image and brand.
Ke’lyn first fell in love with music after hearing a beautiful R&B ballet called ‘Love’ by Musiq Soulchild and has been obsessed with the art of sound ever since. The song inspired him to try out singing as well as helped mold him into the artist he is today. Ke’lyn creates the type of music that resonates with the creatively gifted. It should come as no surprise he’s had very influential artists appreciate his sound including Andre 3000, Teddy Riley, and Killer Mike. In fact, he has done some recording with Teddy Riley’s son who mastered a previous project with him. It’s safe to say Ke’lyn is going to be another big name to watch out for coming out of Atlanta. He has no regrets on anything he has done thus far with his life or music career and is enjoying the direction he is going in with his talent.
Being a part of the military gave him the confidence he has now as a performer. What started out as singing around the base during his time enlisted has evolved into the artist being an all-around extremely talented lyrical rapper and singer. During his time enlisted he was constantly singing to pass the time and once realizing he could sing live in front of people it inspired him to push the bar. Not a stranger to live performances but somewhat of an introvert, when he takes the stage during a show, he uses his nervousness to push through and give it everything he has. His music really resonates with his fans and it’s quite refreshing to see where he is headed next.
Check out our Q&A with Ke’lyn the Artist below and follow him on Instagram Ke’lyn the Artist (@kelyntheartist)
What’s next with your music, any new projects on the way?
I’m mostly working on singles and visuals. I want my fan base to crave more of me before I drop another project.
Who is Ke’lyn the Artist?
Ke’lyn The Artist is a genre- bending generation defining artist. Passionate in his craft and pure in character. Strives to become a good businessman and even greater person.
You’re an introvert… what does that mean?
It means that I’m very in tune with myself and love my alone time. I prefer my own vibes mostly and feel people who truly know me respect that.
Who inspires you?
My inspirations musically are me! Young Thug, Andre 3000, Smino, and Baby Keem. My inspirations fashion wise are Young Thug, Jaylan Baker, Smino, Napoleon Dynamite and Teyonna Taylor.
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