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Kamil

Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2017 | SELF

Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2017
Solo Hip Hop Hip Hop

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"Kamil Oldham & The Facade Of Rap"

When Kamil Oldham waltzed onto the stage with two other guys, the awkwardness in the venue seemed to dissolve. Suddenly the music melted the crowd together and I realized that rap music was about confidence. It was about becoming someone you weren’t outside, waiting in line. It was embodying the finest qualities of yourself. Some people just need a verse or two, not a Jason mask.

Kamil’s flow is inventive and catchy, managing to keep listeners on their toes while allowing them to embody the beat. It is confident and aggressive, but creates an inclusive listening experience that no one can really deny when he performs.

I kept an eye on the guys around me. A tough crowd. One comfortable with what they know, patiently waiting for the acts they actually came for. Even with this considered, a minute or two in, the knees were bent, the heads were bowed, and the crowd was entranced. The smoothness of Kamil’s voice and flow catches any ear with a gravitation towards heavy bass and quick lines.

Later on in the night, my friend and I met Kamil outside of the venue, shivering in the nearly sub zero temperatures. It was a seven minute conversation interrupted by teeth chattering and awkward pauses, but it cut right to the chase.

Starting from a young age, Kamil has held an appreciation towards music that is real. No poetry, no fancy words, just real human emotion. From playing drums at a young age to adoring pop punk music in his later years, Kamil has managed to merge his musical fascinations with his rhythm. Plagued by night terrors, he has found that music is an avenue for his pent up aggression and frustration.

Dealing with mental issues isn’t a new topic to the world of art. In fact, any sort of creation stems from a root of wanting to be understood and to create something redeemable out of the suffering. Kamil’s devotion towards making his fans feel included and empowered is what makes him stand out from the other mindless mumble rappers that water down the scene.

For the past year, Kamil has been releasing singles slowly but surely, stunning his audience each time. His hit, “Bakugo!” just hit over one million streams on Spotify, followed by his other six releases. Without a doubt, Kamil will continue to create music that forces listeners into submission while simultaneously inviting them to seize the confidence that he exemplifies.

From the seven minutes shaking against a parking meter, trying to write down quotes with a dying pen, I learned that rap music is just a facade, but a fiercely beautiful one at that. It is a three minute disguise that allows us to embody characteristics that may or may not be present underneath.

Kamil’s heartfelt commentary and his constant, loving connection with his fans reveals that after an hour on stage, the personas come down. The Jason masks come off. The audience becomes a community. That’s all anyone could ever really ask for. - Rockamagazine


Discography

BAKUGO!
CATCH
NIGHT TERRORS
MENTAL
Days
ONSOMEOTHERSHIT

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"Kamil's flow is inventive and catchy, managing to keep listeners on their toes while allowing them to embody the beat. It is confident and aggressive, but creates an inclusive listening experience that no one can really deny when he performs." - Rockamagazine

Maintaining originality in an incredibly oversaturated market is impressive in today's hip-hop culture.
Kamil's style and beat selection stands out against the crowd while his subject matter isn't just nonsense. Not corny "music with a message" but with underlying themes that certain listeners can relate to; but not too in your face with it.
But inside and out, these songs are always something you can bump to, and crowds go crazy for.

Most of Kamil's pull comes from his interaction with fans.
(Primarily on Instagram, where he has 16.4k followers)
Always talking to them and responding to messages; his fanbase rivals that of bigger artist's. They're extremely loyal , and it shows.

Needless to say, he is an artist with a promising future ahead of him, hailing from Colorado.
Recently on the rise due to his sudden success of his more recent track "BAKUGO!"
Which currently has over 7 million streams in total.

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