Born Soul
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Born Soul

Austin, Texas, United States | Established. Jan 01, 1999 | INDIE

Austin, Texas, United States | INDIE
Established on Jan, 1999
Solo Hip Hop R&B


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LPs released: : "From the Beginning to the End," "Blacker the Berry Sweeter the Juice," "Tunnel Vision," "Relax the Mind and the P Comes Free." Mixtape: "ClockWork Orange"

Single: "Im Goin In"

Streaming airplay on: KAZI 88.7,



Born Soul, born name Kelly Hancock from Austin, Texas, is a recording artist, song writer, producer, and sound engineer. He was discovered by a record executive while playing his demo for a friend. The executive agreed to fully finance any recordings for Born Soul to piece together his first album. Born Soul released his first album titled From the Beginning to the End. He, along with two of his closest friends, established Born Soul Productions Publishing in 2001, which successfully released a compilation album titled, Alumnyh early 2001. Born Soul’s released his second solo album titled, Blacker the Berry, Sweeter the Juice, in May 2001. Born Soul Productions partnership change the publishing name to Musik Innovator in 2005. 

Born Soul is Influenced by groups such as Souls of Mischief, A Tribe Called Quest, and Outkast. His oxymoronic, melodic indie-hop sound is induced by distinctive kick drums, clear annunciated vocals and smooth synthesized sounds.

Along with 5 studio albums released, Born Soul is known for producing and arranging DJ intros for local community radio station KAZI 88.7 FM in Austin, Texas that specifically creator to the vibe of the DJ’s show format.    

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