K.M. Tha Original
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K.M. Tha Original

Chicago, Illinois, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2006 | INDIE

Chicago, Illinois, United States | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2006
Band Hip Hop R&B




"StayFreshOnline Interviews K.M.!"

With the Chicago hip hop scene becoming very competitive and well known at the same time, it’s hard to find an artist with a unique song and delivery to their music, but KM definitely fills this void that many artist face. With his first major project “Trip To The Chi” complete and taking the Chicago streets by storm, KM is gearing up to go even harder with his new single “Private Show” and second coming mix tape and album in the Spring. We caught up with KM a few days back to talk his biggest artist moments, and plans for the future. Check out what he had to say! - www.Stayfreshonline.com

"K.M. tha Original - The Rush"

While most hustlers are in the game chiefly to better their financial situations, for some the exhilaration of living in the edge becomes an end in itself. On his current street single and first Booth feature, Chicago rhymesayer K.M. tha Original tells the story of a homie who became addicted to The Rush of criminal activity, and the flashy lifestyle it enabled him to live. Surprisingly, the narrative K.M. spins (with a little help from fellow Windy City representative Y.P.) over Ben Ford‘s ghostly sample work doesn’t end with the main character dead or behind bars, but the clear implication is that his good luck can’t last forever. For this atmospheric cut and many more bangers, check out K.M.‘s Better Late Than Never street album, available for free download. - DJ Booth

"Why Is That Music Video Feat. Lil Herb"

The long-awaited DGainz-directed clip for KM The Orignal’s new single, “Why Is That” featuring Lil Herb is finally here — just in time for Herb’s big events this evening. This is the first official release from KM’s new project, So Chicago, which drops early 2015. These two join forces for this addicting single that is sure to turn a few heads. Why is that? Find out by simply pressing play. - Fake Shore Drive

"On My Life f/ Omen"

On My Life - Dreamville Nation

"K.M. tha Original"

We were fortunate enough to talk ish with Rap Artist… K.M. tha Original!!! We first noticed K.M. tha Original at The Urban Renaissance Event Series where had the entire crowd’s full attention and participation. K.M. tha Original also has the hottest day party and artist showcase, Better Late Than Never (BLTN) that features many aspiring artists that’s on the rise such as himself. Lets get to know K.M. tha Original…

K.M. tha Original

3 Voices: Introduce yourself to the world. Let the people know who K.M. Tha Original is and what K.M. Tha Original does.

K.M. tha Original: I am a up and coming recording artist/songwriter/actor from Chicago.

3 Voices: What inspired you to become a rap artist? Who are some artists that have influenced your music career?

K.M. tha Original: The love of music. I have been around hip hop since a young age. My two older brothers would play it for me all the time.

3 Voices: Your single, Special One has been doing quite well. Tell us how that particular single came about.

K.M. tha Original: I basically just wrote that entire song based off of my personal relationship experiences and from what some of my female friends would tell me, or what the person I was dealing with would tell me about certain situations and how that felt. Everyone has some one in their life that is special to them.

3 Voices: Can we possibly expect a remix for Special One? I fyou could have any artist or artists on the remix, who would it be?

K.M. tha Original: not sure but anything is possible. I don’t know maybe a Rihanna & Chris Brown, or Drake.

3 Voices: What is the next visual that you can expect from your mixtape, Better Late Than Never?

K.M. tha Original: I’m thinking Sex 101 or a few other joints. I’m not 100 percent sure yet.

3 Voices: What’s next for you? Are there any exclusives you can share with us?

K.M. tha Original: I’m working on my next project and I’m gearing up to drop something big really soon follow my IG and Twitter to stay in tune.

3 Voices: How can the people reach out to you on social media sites such as Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and etc.?

K.M. tha Original:
Instagram @kmthaoriginal
Twitter @kmthaoriginal
Facebook: facebook.com/kmthaoriginal

And there you have it! You heard it all from K.M. tha Original himself! Be sure to follow him on all social media sites, download his latest mixtape, Better Late Than Never and be on the lookout for the next Better Late Than Never Day Party and Artist Showcase. Much success to you K.M. tha Original and keep in touch! - Can I Talk My Ish

"Twista & K.M. "Dont Hate Me""

Twista shows no signs of slowing down as he drops his latest offering "Don't Hate Me," featuring Chicago's own K.M. - Hip Hop Dx


Why Is That (Single)

Special One (Single)

Dorm Room (Single)

Better Late Than Never (Album)



“It's funny how we live our lives like tomorrow is promised, and it isn't”- K.M. tha Original

One could call Chicago artist K.M. tha Original many things. Dreamer. Thinker. Musician. Man. These are some of the nouns that can be used to describe the; however, none more important than ‘artist’. The very word defines who K.M. is, and is destined to be.

Music is a language of generations. Its form and composition tells the story of life, love and
hope sonically. For this south-side Chicago native, K.M. grew up knowing he was different, and out of that difference, came the need for more answers. Questions that plague the minds of young people soon found their answers in the lyrics to K.M.’s music.

The son of a renowned musician and raised by a single mother, K.M. has used that
early exposure to the craft to guide his career thus far. Building a foundation on hard work and dedication to his passion for music. As an artist, K.M. has a unique advantage being from Chicago. In a city where many people are suffering on a daily basis, he has found a way to turn the pain and trials of everyday life into art. Positively impacting the world of music with honesty and a pulse on urban culture. Utilizing an eclectic mix of R & B and Hip-Hop, K.M.’s plans are to share his unique brand of artistry and experience with, not only his Chicago fans.

Someone who is comfortable at being uncomfortable, K.M. sought a fan base that would not only appreciate his music, but be inspired as well. Gaining a strong fan base for his music and movement, K.M. has been featured on radio stations across the country; including popular Chicago radio stations such as Power 92.3 and 107.5 WGCI. To date, K.M. has performed for thousands at Illinois’ most prestigious universities, The 2014 Michael Jackson Tribute; a concert featuring Melanie Fiona & Omen presented by Verizon Wireless; and a showcase during music mega festival, South by Southwest (SXSW).

     His discography includes work with some of the top names in entertainment. In addition to Better Late Than Never Most recently, K.M. has worked with Keke Palmer (Make Me Love Him), Twista, Lil Herb & King Louie. K.M. tha Original has been featured on top hip-hop blogs Fake Shore Drive, DJ Booth & Ruby Hornet, NahRight, HipHopDx.

   Since 2014, K.M has given back to the artist scene by uplifting his peers to create sense of community in Chicago. Working to bring more original music artistry to the airwaves, K.M founded the “Better Late Than Never” day party. The party is an artist showcase series that gives a chance to those seeking to grow as a Chicago musical artist. One could call K.M many things. Dreamer. Thinker. Musician. Artist. However, there is only one moniker he fights for daily, and that is ‘tha Original’.

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