Kelvyn Colt – Traded for You (prod. by Jumpa) (Official Video)
“Two fingers up to Brexit. Europeans killing Future Soul right now.”
This is the first taste of Kelvyn Colt’s new EP. The lead track “Traded For You” premiered on Noisey this Monday and showed a sampling of how big Kelvyn’s talent is and his musical style. Kelvyn’s rough, yet cool vocal delivery accompanies the production from Jumpa that rolls smoothly into one huge record.
Kelvyn’s debut release independently charted for 10 weeks on the German VIVA Black Charts reaching number 18 with fellow rapper Elijah Hook. With that success he then opened for Ace Hood (Germany), Adam Tensta (Germany) and has gained an endorsement from Monster Products (Germany).
He has now relocated to London from Berlin in order to increase his international exposure and become part of the thriving and inspiring scene in the UK, where he has already opened for Tim Westwood and has been doing various shows at DSTRK and The Box.
Currently Kelvyn is working on new music. His first UK release is a powerful piece of Hip Hop. He’s been working with some of the biggest producers in Europe who crafted some of the planets biggest artists including; US producer Purpdogg (Drake feat Soulja Boy – We Made It), Cubeatz (Drake, Meek Mill ), OZ (Lil Wayne, Chris Brown, Big Sean, Drake, Travis Scott ) Jumpa ( Sony ATV writer and producer), Abaz (Warner Brothers multi platinum producer of Young Thug, Booba – a French rap icon), Robot Koch (electronic music legend, part of red bull music academy), Sugayboy & Hyperfine and Deadrabbit (German producer icon)
This is a stunning debut from a great new rapper that brings the UK, Europe and Africa together. Watch the magic happen.
“I wrote the song in my dorm room, after my first year in England. At the time I couldn’t cover my fees anymore, was alone most of the time or working, hardly having time for music, even though that was what I came for. So I started pondering about what I had left behind. I missed my home, Germany, my crew and my girl especially. I realized that things won’t be the same, even if I gave up now and came back. You may never know if you are trading diamonds for gold.”