A little bit of this and a little bit of that with a little of him and a little bit of rap. Kim is a 25-year-old emcee hailing out of Orlando, FL, super low-key, yet equipped with heavy punches. He’s not the guy you want to sleep on.
Kim began rapping in 2009 after his father, Stephon, committed suicide. In 2012 he and producer Jove Beats met for the first time through a mutual friend. The two were instantly connected and haven’t stopped working together ever since. Jove now serves as Kim’s in-house producer and manager. Their first internet release surfaced 8 months ago with a track titled “Control Yourself.” This is where it began.
Kim’s latest release was a song that captured my attention. In March the rapper-producer tandem released “Luckiest,” which served as the second single of Kim’s introductory tape, “The Polymath.” I remember asking myself:“Who’s this guy with the three lettered name similar to mine?” It was Kim. Was he worth listening to? There was only one way to find out. He had 10 second to impress me. I distinctively recall clicking on the Soundcloud link (below) and becoming lost in the music his account presented my ears with. His quick wit, storytelling and punch lines are hard not to enjoy, but it doesn’t quite end there. The man has vocals too, every so often singing the hook to one of his tracks. Kim’s an excellent one-band man. He’s danger. Produced entirely by right-hand man Jove Beats, “The Polymath” will mark the end of Kim’s first chapter in his music career. The project is slated to drop later this month and is guaranteed to deliver something worth paying attention to. Not yet convinced? Check out the ONE-shot, ONE-take “Friendly Reminder” Kim gives us; his own rendition to Beyonce’s “Bow Down” and Drake’s “Trophies” mix. You can try and deny, but I promise you this guy’s next up and it’s only a matter of time. Once that first project comes out the blogosphere will scream his name. Listen closely and you’ll hear all of your favorite emcees embodied within Kim. Like I said before, he’s a little bit of this with a little bit of that; remember the name Kim, ’cause this boy can rap!