Good morning and Happy New Year to everyone! While I am still slightly recovering from major surgery I had in 2021, I have hit a bit of writer’s block and needless to say I HATE IT! Thankfully it’s starting to look up and I’m ready to get back to writing! I’ve also spent time with my son in the studio and he’s a dope beat maker, I cannot wait for him to release something!
Tacoma, WA – Kev’s album 40 releases on July 15, 20201 as a celebration of turning 40, features some of the PNW’s best talent. On ‘Throwback 95’ Q Dot comes out of retirement, webetheteam, Corey Tate, Littoral and MMS join forces for a PNW power anthem. As with turning 40, the album showcases the maturity in KEV’s craft. In ‘Code Switchin’ listeners learn more about KEV’s growing up and can feel the impact it has as he embraces life at 40.
The PNW, has been KEV’s life long home and it’s artists have inspired much of KEV’s music. With 40 KEV throws his hat in the ring catapulting his album from influenced to influencer. This album has something for everyone from turn up to chill and anthems that will be the soundtrack of summer.
Kev has been popular on the local music circuit touring throughout the PNW. Drawing from his years opening for local and national acts, KEV has put his experience to good use and is ready to take the performance aspect of his craft to new heights. With live music coming back after Covid closures fans will be eager to experience 40 live.
Having accomplished my goal of releasing 27 singles that ran the distance of every aspect of Hip/Hop and R&B in 2020 to the release of my first full R&B album in March of 2021, I have set a new goal! With my 40th birthday in sight, I am hard at work in the studio putting the final touches on my 15th studio project. This project will be produced/mixed and mastered 100% by me under the moniker 4THENOVELTY. The project aptly titled “40”, will will have features from: Littoral, MMS, WEBETHETEAM, JBreed The Rebel, Dirtay, Cory.Tate, Eric Biddines and the incomparable Q Dot. “40” is slated for release on my birthday, July 15, 2021 ! Keep your ears out!
What’s up y’all 2019 was a year of creating, reflection and growth as an artist. I took on the task of learning how to mix and master my own music, then released that music all year! I will say it’s been quite the journey and I love it. I am also engineering for 2 other talented individuals, Chrissy J and Meagan Pena! I can’t wait to see what they do next!
I hope you’re ready for 2020, I’m releasing 26 singles with year that will be a great amalgamation of music. I am by far the move genre diverse artist you will hear this year. I think the best way to put where I am at right now is described by one of my influences, my guy Q Dot. He said “It’s definitely a different door to go into in the music space right now. He has got the trap door, the conscious door, the quasi R&B door and then there’s the Kev door. It’s got all those elements lol it’s got the trap door handle, the conscious door hinges, the R&B door frame, and the door itself is something else lol. I don’t know how else to describe it man.”
I hope you’re all ready for this journey in 2020! LET’S GO!!
The last 2 years I have been putting out my “ARTMUSIC” Series. Vol.1 was expressive and yielded one of my favorite and many people’s favorite “Truth Finds a Way” feat. YlanaRae. After the success of AMV1 i started to shift gears into producing and making my own beats with AMV2. Once again I had some great feedback from it and couldn’t have been happier. Upon thinking of where I would take this series, I really wanted to start connecting with all types of people. AMV3 : All I Ever Wanted, was put together to start that process. I know there are many people out there who are in love or want to fall in love and can’t express their feelings for their significant other or simply don’t know how to tell the person. I had quite a few people reach out and tell me that I made it easy for them to open up. With the next to Volumes I purposely didn’t promote them, they are more of a thank you to everyone who has listened. AMV4 : 4SZNS was a bit of an experiment in song types. My little brother flat out told me he didn’t like it and it made me happy. I wanted to take not only myself but others out of the comfort zone of what they’re used to hearing from me.
That brings me to September 20, 2019, today I released AMV5 : Thankful. This one is for those who listened to to the whole series and gave their feedback and attention. It’s more me than V4, I promise. I hope you all have enjoyed my ARTMUSIC series.
You’re for sure going to bump the fuck out of AMV6 : LEGENDS OF THE FALL
Here it is! The first summer single from Kev! He’s “Feeling Fine” with the homies SRN and Q Dot. We also have an appearance from DJ Just Jordan. Shot in the SoDo District of Seattle by Zac Laur. Press play and enjoy “Feeling Fine” !
Hey all! Back in October I decided it was time to launch the next phase of this 10 year music career I’ve had. Along with my wife and my good friend Robbie, I launched 4EVRGRN. 4EVRGRN is born from a love for the Pacific Nothwest (WA/OR/ID) where our owner I was raised. It’s about embracing the region and what it has to offer, highlighting the people, music, food, exciting nature, scenery and all that the PNW has to offer. All of our 4EVRGRN Clothing is designed & created locally right here in the PNW. 4EVRGRN is printed only on premium quality materials to make the most comfortable clothing. Our clothing includes 4EVRGRN Hoodies, 4EVRGRN Beanies, 4EVRGRN T shirts and more!
Over the last weekend, my talented cousin Chrissy J‘s had a party to celebrate the release of her debut EP “NEW LIGHT“. I was very honored to perform at this event and share my art with everyone in attendance. You should click the name of her EP in this post to take a listen!
In February of 2019 I released my 10th studio project and I couldn’t be more happy with is. Once again this is a project produced by 4THENOVELTY, the only difference is this was partially mixed by myself and also mixed by my little brother Smooth. I hope you all enjoy it as much as I do and did in the process of creating it.
On Saturday September 22, 2018 Elevated Customs LLC will once again be bringing you a night of hip-hop! this time featuring South Florida Hip-Hop artist Eric Biddines! Join Eric, Square Bizz and Myself for this show! It is an early show with music starting at 8:00PM! Tickets are $10 in Adv and $12 at the door!