Kevin Celik

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West Covina/Los Angeles, CA - R&B and hip-hop artist Kevin Celik(formerly known as Young Truth) born and raised in Southern California. Recently recording his new mixtape "Eternity", he sets off to start 2013 with a bang. Kevin Celik’s music is a wicked merger of modern R&B and smooth hip-hop drenched in thick melodies and powered by crisp singing and reserved but strong hip-hop rhymes. “Work Me Down,” “Other Woman” and “For The Moment” show off Kevin Celik’s singular fusion of the R&B and hip-hop branches of urban music. Lustrous, rich R&B music and vocals swell around rap grooves. These two genre cousins combine in a unique way in Kevin’s work as this emcee weds marketability and accessibility with artistry and originality. Doubts dissipate when the listener hears the truth through music. This 18-year-old phenom hit the industry almost five years ago, quickly adapting to the entertainment biz at the ripe age of twelve under the tutelage of Donwon of 40 Cal. Recordz and Dirty Paper Ent. Donwon kept hurling challenges at the youngster but the Kevin kept up with the pace and was soon making moves on his own. Starting with nothing more than a $10 microphone and a $40 recording program, Kevin Celik kicked off his solo career from his own room, always honing his style and delivery, sharpening his already considerable skills. Growing up hard the only child of a single mother under the roof of supportive grandparents, it was in his family unit – rather than out on the streets – that Kevin Celik discovered hip-hop, thanks to his uncle. By 9, he was already dreaming the dream. By the age of 12, he was ready for the training he would undergo with Donwon, who became not only a mentor but a close friend. Eager for studio time but lacking money, he began accumulating equipment by way of the generosity of others. He paid back that generosity by using the equipment to its fullest potential, disciplining himself with hard work and constant polishing of his craft. Finally, he landed a radio interview – and the buzz caught on like wildfire. In 2007, Kevin joined the promotional staff of an all-ages club, Strawberry Sundays. There he found an opportunity with DJ Maverick of Interscope Records, who gave Kevin Celik’s CD a spin. The crowd immediately caught the vibe of “What Da Bizness” (produced by B. Magic), getting with the flow of the distinctive sounds and lyrics (and the one-of-a-kind verbal flow). It kicked off a musical relationship with DJ Maverick that opened another door for his budding career. In 2009 he combined his campaign with fellow artist "Twon" out of West Covina, CA and created a buzz with their smash single "SMH" prod by Fingazz in 2011 which gained immediate popularity including catching the ear of Heavy Hitter DJ Felli Fel. Unsigned and hungry, the future looks bright for this young artist.

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