It’s on the way! ARTMUSIC VOL.2 is almost here! August 20, 2018 on all digital platforms! I’m hella excited for you all to hear it. Featuring all production by 4THENOVELTY . Guest features from Carl Roe, Q Dot, Square Bizz, SRN and Jawsh. Once again mixed by Carl Roe and mastered by D-Sane.
I can’t wait for you to hear it!
Here’s one you won’t want to miss!
As a thank you to everyone who supports myself and many others in the PNW music scene. Come out to the FREE show at Airport Tavern 5406 South Tacoma Way, in Tacoma on June 9,2018 from 5p-9p!
J.d. Square Bizz Hawthorne
Ylana Rae Nelson
SEE YOU THERE!
I am currently looking to book my shows for 2018. I am hoping that soon I can announce shows in; Seattle, Spokane, Tacoma, Portland, Eugene, Dallas, Phoenix, Bellingham, San Diego and many, many more!
You’re starting a new album? Yes that is correct, I am currently recording my next album “ARTMUSIC VOL 2.” and will be releasing it this summer. I’m back in the studio again with my guy @carlroe and will have the homies @iamqdot @produktive , @disrnible_me , @opredeim , @squarebizzmusic and more on on my album as well.
Stay tuned, video’s and singles coming soon….
The very first song I heard from the guy Eric Biddines @ericbiddines ! The moment I heard the song I said to myself “I need to get him on a song with me.” I eventually did and had him on my song “Patience” from my album #ARTMUSIC that I released in October 2017. Take a moment and listen to this track, Eric is hella talented and no doubt a voice to pay attention to!
I usually don’t write about other music on my page but dammit I’m about to start! I love music too much not to. I’m not a music blogger, just an artist who loves the art!
I was thoroughly vibin’ to “Come Correct” by Seattle emcee Gifted Gab () and Bay area emcee Blimes Brixton (). Look, as someone who makes music out here in the #PNW I haven’t been to as many shows as I should have in the past few years, nor have I really had my ear to what’s in our region. I’ve been hella focused on my art, but i digress.
This track felt right to me, it felt like something I could ride to and that’s exactly what I did this last weekend when I had my cousin in the car with me. I played it for him and he was super about it, the kicker, he’s only 18 but has a deep admiration for hip hop.
I’m not going to get all analytical and break down the rhyme schemes and the word play. What I will say is that I enjoyed listening to these women on this track. It felt authentic and that I appreciate more than anything. Hella people on Twitter have been referring to them as “Run the Pearls”, honestly I dig that. Keep moving forward ladies!!
I now await the next one.
Click the link and take a listen, you might just dig it!
I have never seen really seen myself as someone that people admire or even look up to. Over the last few years and I have grown as an artist I have received a lot of compliments that I am taken away by that mean a lot to me and let me know that I’m doing something right. My good friend/engineer/collaborator Carl Roe recently posted his feelings “My guy Kev is a pioneer in the scene out here. He pioneered “Vacation Music.” Yup, that’s what I’m calling it. Kev invented vacation music; the type of music you want to bring with you on any vacation for any occasion. Vacation Music is the new genre.” The fact that someone feels I’m the pioneer of a genre of music is too dope. Carl isn’t one to just say something to say it, that’s not his style. Knowing this is a genuine thought and feeling is dope as well.
I can’t wait to release more “Vacation Music”