Thursday, March 8, 10 p.m.
Kev Brown has been professionally writing and producing hip-hop records since around 2000. “It all started out in high school when I started writing rhymes,” he says.
From a musical family, Brown credits his parents’ record collection as a major influence on his musical tastes. Brown, who grew up in the 1980s, says early hip-hop music, especially by T-Roc, with drum machine sounds and scratching, also influenced him as a producer.
Brown has done tracks with Jazzy Jeff, De La Soul and Biz Markie, just to name a few, and he also remixed Jay-Z’s The Black Album, referring to it as The ‘Brown’ Album. “I’m a producer first and foremost and don’t consider myself an emcee by any means,” he says.
Brown is currently working on an EP album due out this spring, called Random Joints. “The album will have seven or so songs and a lot more singing and R&B,” he says.
Don’t miss Kev Brown and company at Spin Nightclub this Thursday, presented by Crush Entertainment.