Recent years in hip-hop and especially in 2018, it’s all about the artist that can do both music productions and performances! Kev Rodgers has been making his mark as a producer on the scene but has also been proving that his bars, songs, and shows are just as good as his production!
In an exclusive interview with HipHopSince1987.com via email Kev says he first got into music by
“(I started) rapping with my brothers and cousin around 8 years old. When I was 14 I would leave school early to learn how to make beats. I was trying to make original beats, I was really inspired by Timbaland, Kanye West, and Jahlil beats. Fast foward only one year, I was producing and recording full projects for myself and artists like Ish Williams and Mir Fontane!
He linked up with many local artists at the same time and turned his hobby into a lifestyle. He says that. His music mirrors his life with most topics and songs truthful to his roots in music.
In his new song “Nervous” produced by another standout producer artist KilConfirmed that dropped this past week, they collab to bring a signature sound that is native to the tri-states.
“The moment I knew, I was 17 and this female mc from Camden I was working with at the time named “Rell Rock” invited me to bat cave studios in Philadelphia to produce a song featuring Gillie Da Kid. I was still in high school at the time and to my area that was something significant with my beats that made me feel from a amateur to a career in their eyes.”
“tell him it’s never gonna be the one he thinks just work” This was the same year as producing breakout “Mir Fontane” mixtape.
“The moral is don’t chase hits, they’ll come to you if you work hard and do what you do best.”