Words From the Listeners!


On August 21, 2018 I released my 8th studio project “ARTMUSIC VOL.2”. I have reached out to fans and colleagues and asked them for their opinion on the album.

Here’s what they had to say:

– Phenomenal (Logan R., Missoula MT)

– This album is amazing! Raw and real! Love it (Pooji T., Olympia WA)

– I’ve listened to Kev’s last 4 albums through and through but this one beats his heart and soul on a whole new level. The beats he’s produced to accompany the words he’s crafted, are impeccable and leave you bobbing your head and wanting more. This album is dopeness from the opening of track 1 to the very end. (Shelby J., Vancouver WA)

– If you ever want to know the type of person Kev is just play any one of his tracks. I love the way he opens up with his lyrics and now that he’s producing his projects it brings you into his life on a deeper level. Another amazing project from Kev, Carl Roe does his thing behind the scenes and you can feel the time and the passion on every track. “Waiting”, “Not Stopping Now” and “Don’t Worry Bout a Thang” are my favorites but you can put this one on shuffle and you’ll get a banger. En fuego #4TheNovelty . (Tim S., Kirkland WA)

– All in all, AMV2 is vibey, sense heightening music. Something you’d listen to during a sunset in Ibiza or during an intense morning workout or to ball up in a corner on a foggy day with a cup of coffee to. It’s careful introspection dressed up in an extrovert’s body and that’s a good thing. Now go buy the album! Lol. Seriously though there’s a lot to AMV2 and I’m here to explain. You know how people will get on social media and talk about how they “sat with” the new Kendrick or new J Cole albums? I think that’s a great practice we as music fans should allow ourselves to explore with more artists. When we go to an art museum we do this whole process of interpreting the art regardless of who the artist is. When we read a book or watch a movie we don’t start in the middle or skip to our favorite scenes – we read or watch beginning to end and take the creation in its entirety. Kev’s Artmusic 2 is a great practice in this. Having been fortunate to be familiar with his music for the better part of a decade gives me a…for lack of better terms, a ‘privileged’ lens into artmusic 2. It’s full of growth, there’s a sense of comfort and overall just a really good piece of work. Thing about Kev is you’ve got to allow yourself the chance to find the magic in his music and once you do you’ll be on a great ride. Let go of the preconceived notions of what a hip hop album should be and take this for what it is. With Kev the sum of the parts make up a really cool whole, being someone who also does everything I have a deep respect for the work that is involved. In Artmusic 2, we get a great representation of a man who is confident in who he is and what he makes from the beats to the songs to the artwork. You can tell this is focused, dialed in and put forth by a seasoned vet who knows his place in the music world but yet with all the exuberance of a young buck who just started a soundcloud page. (Q Dot; Grammy Nominee/PH.D Student., Tacoma WA)

– This album is amazing! You can tell Kev worked hard on this album! It’s got 17 amazing songs, gotta listen to it for sure! (Alesa P., Spanaway WA)

– I love hearing an album this raw and personal. It’s a rare gem to find such genuine lyrics mixed with unique beats that stand out among others. This album just dropped and I am already looking forward to the next one! (Mahala B., Seattle WA)