K-Beta

K-Beta

 Washington, D.C., Washington, D.C., USA
BandHip HopAdult Contemporary

Easily the best up and coming rapper we've heard in years, K-Beta is a true talent with profound messages like the many legends of hip-hop. Although K-Beta is just beginning his ascent to the top of the rap game, the future of hip-hop may soon see a new king.

Biography

The DC Metro area is on the verge of breaking out in the Music & Entertainment industry, becoming a breeding ground
for talented and motivated artists. Respectfully known as the “D.M.V” – The District, Maryland and Virginia consists of
a rather large culturally diverse area of people who all share the love of Hip-Hop. Deriving from parts unknown to the
majority of the hip-hop community comes an undeniable force with ferocious lyrics, a timeless style, and an
astonishing work ethic that will surely pave way to a destined, prosperous future. Live and direct from the 703 area, it’s none other than K-Beta of Inner Loop Records.
K-Beta is a solo artist, but he moves as an army of one. By turning mere partygoers and spectators into believers of his
talents, the public ultimately have witnessed the “it” factor that few artists’ possess. When asked about his audiences'
reaction, K-Beta stated, “Everybody who hears my music is affected positively by it, I have been given a gift that I
don’t fully understand most of the time. All I have to do is get up there and rap and people love it. Ask them.”
With a track record matched by few in the DC Region it’s hard to believe he began his career in 2004, as a member of
local favorites The Thundercats. The road to his present day position and stature was full of tremendous road blocks
that would cause any to forget about their dreams. However, he knew that his true passion was Hip-Hop. K-Beta has
taken the last five years to sharpen and hone his skills by performing multiple times throughout the week in bars,
clubs, or anywhere where a mic and crowd is present. Under the independent label Inner Loop Records, K-Beta has
continuously released thought provoking tracks, MC party anthems and groundbreaking music that has placed him in a
category far surpassed his fellow competitors. In his lyrics he articulates his ambition and intensity, “ I gotta keep it
triflin’ & gritty / until I short circuit every open mic in the city / chasin’ fame like the coyote after the road runner /
leavin’ the club with a pocket full of numbers.”
In 2006 K-Beta released “Nigger the Album” with a name as controversial as this you would never see him hesitate to
promote this well thought-out compilation. Keep in mind this was long before any word of Nas’s yet to be released
album by the same name. Rather than flood the market with mixtape after mixtape, he took his grind on the road,
tearing stages apart from DC to LA over the course of three years. In doing so, he has successfully established himself
as an artist to watch for. In May 2009, he teamed up with DC's #1 DJ, DJ Alizay, to release the seminal mixtape, 89 to
09. The cleverly conceptual project showcased Beta remaking a Hip-hop classic from each year in his own fashion,
while Alizay provided the cuts and mixed the tracks together to create a highly entertaining ride through 20 years of
Hip-Hop. Currently, he is in the studio working hard to release a plethora of music in 2010.
His surroundings make him arguably the most talented, hardest working, and most buzz worthy artists in an arena full
of talented musicians waiting to be discovered. When met with the opportunity to listen to or come out to bear
witness in person at a show, you can be sure to walk away convinced K-Beta has “It”; the most indescribable,
elusive asset that you can only explain as “It”.

Discography

• The Thundercats – In The Beginning (Mixed by DJ Oh Low) 2004
• K-Beta – Nigger: An Audiobiograhy by K-Beta 2006
• K-Beta – 89 to 09 (Mixed by DJ Alizay) 2009
• K-Beta – Inglorious Beta 2010