“Kelvyn was one of the names we were most excited to get on our Artists To Watch list. This rapper from Germany is destined for big things with his unique combination of music styles, his blend of trap, grime and R&B is making him a name to look out for.” - Carl Young; Vevo Senior Manager of Music and Talent on Billboard
He is regarded as “one of the most promising emerging rap artists” in Berlin by Hypebeast . It’s more than evident in his work why he is recognized as one of the pioneers in the hip-hop scene of Germany’s metropolis. With his deep and powerful vocal capabilities, he has already gained the support of many heavyweights in the music industry. Growing up in Germany, Kelvyn Colt was always aware there was more to life than the small town he lived in. Growing up bilingual between cultures, with a Nigerian father and German mother, Colt started to develop his poetry and writing skills at a rather young age. Being raised by the internet , he soon got inspired by the sounds of among others KiD Cudi and Tupac. Leading to him turning the garage of his parental home into his first and very own music studio.
Escaping to Berlin , Kelvyn was the first in his family to attend a prestigious German law school on a scholarship, with even bigger ambitions he dropped out after three weeks to expand his musical horizon abroad. He ended up enrolling at a business university in the UK and bought a one way ticket to Emigrate to London.
Being in London is what started to get the ball rolling, his career as a rapper really started to take off. Alongside the release of his track ‘ Hucci ’, he did a COLORS session. He impressed many with his talent and Noisey even called him ‘ Their Hope for Hip-Hop’ . Fast forward since he graduated from university, his widely-acclaimed debut EP LH914 was released in 2017, referring to the flight he was on from Berlin to London. Taking it back to where it all started, Colt did another COLORS session for the track ‘ Bury Me Alive ’.
December 2018; After releasing his highly anticipated sophomore EP ‘ Mind Of Colt Pt. 1’ , Berlin and London based artist Kelvyn Colt has released the cathartic visuals to one of the project’s standout tracks, ‘ LOVE&HATE ’ putting strong focus on Mental Health . Completely directed by Colt himself, the visuals consolidate a huge 2018 for Kelvyn, seeing him sell out shows across Europe, alongside packed out showcases at SXSW and being picked as one of VEVO’s DSCVR Ones To Watch for 2019 presented by Billboard .
His modern approach to Hip-Hop is what distinguishes Colt from others in the industry, always keeping the true essence of the genre in mind. With a poetic, yet deep approach to the lyrics, combined with his vocal capabilities, he is able to combine elements of multiple genres into his already extinctive sound. His unique life story, growing up between cultures, is truly reflected in his music; an artist with no borders being that genre or countries.