Born & raised in Brooklyn, New York, Kev the Pope lived in the same building as the legendary hip-hop emcee Sean Price (RIP). As a young boy, Kev was heavily influenced by a musical family. His older brother and sister were into hip-hop, and his father was into reggae. As he grew up, he began experimenting with a combination of those two genres, while also dropping in sounds from the pop and R&B landscape. By age 12, Kev shot a video in front of his building. His dad told him to play some of his music for Sean Price. He did so and every day since then, he kept hanging out with him.
“I knew he was living in the building, but at the time I didn’t really know who he was,” Kev recalls. “I wasn’t too in tune with his music, but I would play basketball with him from time to time and I started to check out his music. I decided to rap for him one day, and he loved it. He gave me my name on the spot – Kev the Pope – and from that day forward we used to chill every day.”
Today, Kev is using that knowledge to create a successful career for himself. His sound and style are unique, and his lyrics are beginning to serve as anthems for many people around the country who come from the struggle and who face adversity. With Kev, it’s not just about catchy hooks, it’s about being lyrical and having a message and content that’s marketable and timeless. Get a load of “You Said It’s Love”, the newest visual single built to keep the momentum of Kev’s 2023 high and on the rise. Directed by RCV Media, produced by King Dani, Kev has a solid squad behind him to put the points on the board needed to highlight his status. Tune in now!