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KC Carter

Chicago, Illinois, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2003 | SELF | AFM

Chicago, Illinois, United States | SELF | AFM
Established on Jan, 2003
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Talk about being multi-talented this artist I introduced to you name is KC Carter he is a producer, Songwriter/Singer and also an Emcee. He is originally from Chicago currently in living in Ohio. He does not consider himself to be a Christian singer even though he has a very strong foundation as a Christian. Since the age of 13 he started writing but singing was always his first love. His strong musical influences came from his family especially his mother and grandmother listening to Gospel music. When he first started his mom used to tell him to turn it off but as he got older his mom noticed how serious he was about the music and it now ministers to her and the family.

KC Carter’s music can fit under so many different genres of music hip-hop, R&B/Soul, with a Gospel and Jazz feel to it. If you listen to his music you will get to listen to his life experiences and he also tells a story about different relationships through his life journey and also touches on problems in society. One of his immediate career goals is to establish himself as an artist so he can be able to travel and perform and share his music with the world. One of his biggest challenges as an indie artist is the funding to get people to listen to him and to recognize his music. Even though he expressed that if he doesn’t do it totally for the money he enjoys music so much that it would be nice to be able to do it on a full-time basis. He has been supporting his career financially but he was recently a part of the Kick Starter Fund that helps with music, film, documentary, creative projects etc, and he was able to get enough funding to get his album mix, mastered and completed. One of his favorite songs that he likes to perform is “A Good Time” while in college last semester he was able to perform with a live band this song gets people dancing and it attracts the crowd.

KC Carter Immediate career goals is to establish himself as an artist to be able to travel to share his music with the world, and also to own a production company. When asked what advice does he give to the youth “Don’t do it for the wrong reasons, do it for the right reasons don’t be afraid to be different and creative. “says KC Carter. He constantly wants to gain knowledge about Music Theory and continue to produce music. In the Next five years his goals are to go on tour and work with other artist and to also have his own production company to be able to sign and develop artist. - Slim Promotions


Talk about being multi-talented this artist I introduced to you name is KC Carter he is a producer, Songwriter/Singer and also an Emcee. He is originally from Chicago currently in living in Ohio. He does not consider himself to be a Christian singer even though he has a very strong foundation as a Christian. Since the age of 13 he started writing but singing was always his first love. His strong musical influences came from his family especially his mother and grandmother listening to Gospel music. When he first started his mom used to tell him to turn it off but as he got older his mom noticed how serious he was about the music and it now ministers to her and the family.

KC Carter’s music can fit under so many different genres of music hip-hop, R&B/Soul, with a Gospel and Jazz feel to it. If you listen to his music you will get to listen to his life experiences and he also tells a story about different relationships through his life journey and also touches on problems in society. One of his immediate career goals is to establish himself as an artist so he can be able to travel and perform and share his music with the world. One of his biggest challenges as an indie artist is the funding to get people to listen to him and to recognize his music. Even though he expressed that if he doesn’t do it totally for the money he enjoys music so much that it would be nice to be able to do it on a full-time basis. He has been supporting his career financially but he was recently a part of the Kick Starter Fund that helps with music, film, documentary, creative projects etc, and he was able to get enough funding to get his album mix, mastered and completed. One of his favorite songs that he likes to perform is “A Good Time” while in college last semester he was able to perform with a live band this song gets people dancing and it attracts the crowd.

KC Carter Immediate career goals is to establish himself as an artist to be able to travel to share his music with the world, and also to own a production company. When asked what advice does he give to the youth “Don’t do it for the wrong reasons, do it for the right reasons don’t be afraid to be different and creative. “says KC Carter. He constantly wants to gain knowledge about Music Theory and continue to produce music. In the Next five years his goals are to go on tour and work with other artist and to also have his own production company to be able to sign and develop artist. - Slim Promotions


KC Carter is a young rapper/producer, blending in gospel and r&b, that was born and raised in Chicago. On June 5th, he put out his debut album, “FLP 2 – Faith, Love, Passion“. KC is currently working on his next project, titled “It Takes Two“. Stream a song from it called “Live I Live”, produced by Nabeyin. He takes you through his life, with trials and tribulations, over a boombap beat.

- Crayon Beats


KC Carter is a young rapper/producer, blending in gospel and r&b, that was born and raised in Chicago. On June 5th, he put out his debut album, “FLP 2 – Faith, Love, Passion“. KC is currently working on his next project, titled “It Takes Two“. Stream a song from it called “Live I Live”, produced by Nabeyin. He takes you through his life, with trials and tribulations, over a boombap beat.

- Crayon Beats


"K.C Carter from Chicago successfully combines both rapping and singing into his music. It is heavenly to hear an artist that can sing just as well as he rhymes. It is a rare gift in todays music." - Dahiphoplace.com


"K.C Carter from Chicago successfully combines both rapping and singing into his music. It is heavenly to hear an artist that can sing just as well as he rhymes. It is a rare gift in todays music." - Dahiphoplace.com


Artist: KC Carter
Title: FLP 2 (Faith, Love Passion)

Chicago native K.C. Carter grew up with a love of music and a strong foundation in Christ. The two gifts have never been far a part as Carter has developed his musical talents over the years. Performing and recording by the age of 13, Carter recognized early on his strengths and weaknesses, and has actively worked to improve his production and rhyming skills. As a result Carter presents himself these days as a more complete artist, equally influenced by Musiq Soulchild, Common, Kanye West and Little Brother. K.C. Carter doesn’t consider himself to be a Christian artist, per se, but rather than an artist for whom his faith is the center of his life. As a result there is a strong spiritual backbone to Carter’s second album, FLP 2 (Faith, Love, Passion).
Carter opens with “FLP 2 Intro”, an ambient instrumental driven by the rhythm of someone repeatedly striking a metal pipe. The song converts from instrumental in a slow, free-style rap number part way through. “Hold Me Back” is a quietly politically explosive tune, if you can imagine it. Carter looks at the excuses we use to justify staying stuck where we are, and calls on listeners to get over it and make change happen. It’s a compelling social argument that doesn’t always play well in the modern age, but music and truth have always found their way hand in hand. They do so here as well.

“All I Have” is a gorgeous song of praise, sung in a stark a cappella arrangement. The vocal infrastructure Carter builds is striking, and pulls off some lovely tonal feats. The lyrical flow is a bit stilted at times, but overall it works quite well. “My Prayer” is an exhortation for God’s will in his life sung in urban vernacular. Carter proceeds with spirit and grace here, compelling himself and all who listen to hear a deeper calling in the world around them. In “Dream Girl” Carter attempts to construct the perquisite romantic ballad, but this one just doesn’t flow for him. Carter gets bogged down in trying to tell a story where there is none, and loses his way. “A Good Time” is an en expansive musical hybrid encompassing R&B, jazz, pop and rap. While chock full of good intentions, the end result is something of a sonic mess. Carter levels out on “Anything”, a solid album track that’s comfortable and becomes a stepping stone for Carter.
“Destiny” is a mellow pop/rap rumination on God’s plan for Carter. While addressing the issue of faith head on, Carter raps, sings and performs with a grace that is compelling. Whether you agree with his beliefs or not, you’ll walk away convinced that for Carter this is all highly personal and not a pose. He believes everything that he sings with a depth of passion that simply cannot be contrived. Carter isn’t afraid to make an impression musically, either. His “Society Menace” breaks from the gate with harpsichord and some aggressive electric guitar work, building a vibrant rock sound to go with his rap vocal ala Public Enemy. This is the absolute highlight of the disc – a point where you can actually here Carter pushing himself into new territory and having some fun in the process. From here, FLP 2 winds down quietly with “My Drive” and “Dare To Dream”.
K.C. Carter walks with the spirit, but keeps his feet in the real world on FLP 2 (Faith, Love Passion). Touching on issues of sociology, politics, love and faith, Carter is to modern music what minstrels have always been: An informer, provocateur and entertainer all rolled into one. Not every song on FLP 2 soars, but through it all Carter speaks with a passion and integrity that will move you.
Rating: 3.5 Stars (Out of 5)
Review by Wildy Haskell
- Wildy Haskell of ReviewYou


Artist: KC Carter
Title: FLP 2 (Faith, Love Passion)

Chicago native K.C. Carter grew up with a love of music and a strong foundation in Christ. The two gifts have never been far a part as Carter has developed his musical talents over the years. Performing and recording by the age of 13, Carter recognized early on his strengths and weaknesses, and has actively worked to improve his production and rhyming skills. As a result Carter presents himself these days as a more complete artist, equally influenced by Musiq Soulchild, Common, Kanye West and Little Brother. K.C. Carter doesn’t consider himself to be a Christian artist, per se, but rather than an artist for whom his faith is the center of his life. As a result there is a strong spiritual backbone to Carter’s second album, FLP 2 (Faith, Love, Passion).
Carter opens with “FLP 2 Intro”, an ambient instrumental driven by the rhythm of someone repeatedly striking a metal pipe. The song converts from instrumental in a slow, free-style rap number part way through. “Hold Me Back” is a quietly politically explosive tune, if you can imagine it. Carter looks at the excuses we use to justify staying stuck where we are, and calls on listeners to get over it and make change happen. It’s a compelling social argument that doesn’t always play well in the modern age, but music and truth have always found their way hand in hand. They do so here as well.

“All I Have” is a gorgeous song of praise, sung in a stark a cappella arrangement. The vocal infrastructure Carter builds is striking, and pulls off some lovely tonal feats. The lyrical flow is a bit stilted at times, but overall it works quite well. “My Prayer” is an exhortation for God’s will in his life sung in urban vernacular. Carter proceeds with spirit and grace here, compelling himself and all who listen to hear a deeper calling in the world around them. In “Dream Girl” Carter attempts to construct the perquisite romantic ballad, but this one just doesn’t flow for him. Carter gets bogged down in trying to tell a story where there is none, and loses his way. “A Good Time” is an en expansive musical hybrid encompassing R&B, jazz, pop and rap. While chock full of good intentions, the end result is something of a sonic mess. Carter levels out on “Anything”, a solid album track that’s comfortable and becomes a stepping stone for Carter.
“Destiny” is a mellow pop/rap rumination on God’s plan for Carter. While addressing the issue of faith head on, Carter raps, sings and performs with a grace that is compelling. Whether you agree with his beliefs or not, you’ll walk away convinced that for Carter this is all highly personal and not a pose. He believes everything that he sings with a depth of passion that simply cannot be contrived. Carter isn’t afraid to make an impression musically, either. His “Society Menace” breaks from the gate with harpsichord and some aggressive electric guitar work, building a vibrant rock sound to go with his rap vocal ala Public Enemy. This is the absolute highlight of the disc – a point where you can actually here Carter pushing himself into new territory and having some fun in the process. From here, FLP 2 winds down quietly with “My Drive” and “Dare To Dream”.
K.C. Carter walks with the spirit, but keeps his feet in the real world on FLP 2 (Faith, Love Passion). Touching on issues of sociology, politics, love and faith, Carter is to modern music what minstrels have always been: An informer, provocateur and entertainer all rolled into one. Not every song on FLP 2 soars, but through it all Carter speaks with a passion and integrity that will move you.
Rating: 3.5 Stars (Out of 5)
Review by Wildy Haskell
- Wildy Haskell of ReviewYou


Artist: KC Carter
Title: Faith, Love, Passion 2
Review by Alex Henderson

The term “keeping it real” has been used a great deal in the hip-hop world, but many rappers of 2012 are not interested in “keeping it real” so much as keeping it in the fantasy realm. With their cartoonishly hedonistic emphasis on sex, money, bling-bling and expensive alcohol, they are giving audiences a big dose of escapism. But one won’t find hedonism for the sake of hedonism or decadence for the sake of decadence on KC Carter’s Faith, Love, Passion 2. The Chicago-based rapper maintains a serious, earnest tone throughout this 43-minute album, which is clearly among the more introspective hip-hop efforts of 2012.

Big chunks of Faith, Love, Passion 2 embrace the theme of a young African-American man trying to make it in the music world and stay positive despite life’s challenges. That theme is present on “Destiny” and “Hold Me Back” as well as on “Anything,” “My Drive” and “All I Have.” Carter raps about facing financial challenges, although he does so without celebrating materialism. On “Society Menace,” Carter incorporates a Biblical reference and asserts that the love of money is the root of all evil (which is quite a contrast to all the MCs who are rapping about how large their houses are, how many gold chains they have and the size of their bank accounts).

Carter doesn’t consider himself a Christian rapper per se, but he does include Christian themes on parts of Faith, Love, Passion 2. “My Prayer,” for example, finds Carter asking his savior for guidance as he makes his way through life and deals with life’s challenges. Christian imagery is present on “Dare to Dream” as well.

A romantic outlook asserts itself on “A Good Time” and “Dream Girl,” both of which have a strong neo-soul flavor. The influence of classic 1970s soul can be heard on those tunes, but in terms of production, “A Good Time” and “Dream Girl” are clearly mindful of the hip-hop and R&B of the 21st Century. But while neo-soul is R&B first and foremost, “A Good Time” and “Dream Girl” are hip-hop first and foremost; they incorporate R&B singing, but it is R&B singing in service of Carter’s rapping. While many of the recordings of neo-soul singers such as Alicia Keys, Mary J. Blige, Erykah Badu and D’Angelo are examples of hip-hop in service of R&B, “A Good Time” and “Dream Girl” are examples of R&B in service of hip-hop. And if Carter is thinking about which songs he should send to urban radio, either “A Good Time” or “Dream Girl” would be an appropriate choice. Their romantic orientation and the fact that both of them have appealing hooks make them logical radio singles; urban radio program directors might find most of Faith, Love, Passion 2 to be too introspective for their purposes, but the romanticism of “A Good Time” or “Dream Girl” make those songs the album’s best contenders for urban radio exposure.

That said, rappers who are striving for quality can’t base all of their decisions on what commercial radio stations will or won’t add to their playlists. Back in the days when urban radio stations wouldn’t play a lot of hip-hop, there were many rappers who sold millions of albums without any commercial radio exposure (it wasn’t until the 1990s that urban stations on the whole really got serious about including an abundance of hip-hop on their playlists). So if Carter is in the mood to record a lot of introspective material, he shouldn’t let program directors deter him.

Faith, Love, Passion 2 isn’t overly original. Carter’s lyrics aren’t groundbreaking, but they have a certain sincerity and earnestness that is a welcome break from all the exaggerated sex/money/bling-bling rhymes that are so plentiful in 2012. Plus, Carter’s smooth grooves and melodies (which are consistently R&B-minded, with touches of jazz at times) never fail to be infectious. All this things considered, Faith, Love, Passion 2 is a respectable, if less than distinctive, - Alex Henderson of ReviewYou


Artist: KC Carter
Title: Faith, Love, Passion 2
Review by Alex Henderson

The term “keeping it real” has been used a great deal in the hip-hop world, but many rappers of 2012 are not interested in “keeping it real” so much as keeping it in the fantasy realm. With their cartoonishly hedonistic emphasis on sex, money, bling-bling and expensive alcohol, they are giving audiences a big dose of escapism. But one won’t find hedonism for the sake of hedonism or decadence for the sake of decadence on KC Carter’s Faith, Love, Passion 2. The Chicago-based rapper maintains a serious, earnest tone throughout this 43-minute album, which is clearly among the more introspective hip-hop efforts of 2012.

Big chunks of Faith, Love, Passion 2 embrace the theme of a young African-American man trying to make it in the music world and stay positive despite life’s challenges. That theme is present on “Destiny” and “Hold Me Back” as well as on “Anything,” “My Drive” and “All I Have.” Carter raps about facing financial challenges, although he does so without celebrating materialism. On “Society Menace,” Carter incorporates a Biblical reference and asserts that the love of money is the root of all evil (which is quite a contrast to all the MCs who are rapping about how large their houses are, how many gold chains they have and the size of their bank accounts).

Carter doesn’t consider himself a Christian rapper per se, but he does include Christian themes on parts of Faith, Love, Passion 2. “My Prayer,” for example, finds Carter asking his savior for guidance as he makes his way through life and deals with life’s challenges. Christian imagery is present on “Dare to Dream” as well.

A romantic outlook asserts itself on “A Good Time” and “Dream Girl,” both of which have a strong neo-soul flavor. The influence of classic 1970s soul can be heard on those tunes, but in terms of production, “A Good Time” and “Dream Girl” are clearly mindful of the hip-hop and R&B of the 21st Century. But while neo-soul is R&B first and foremost, “A Good Time” and “Dream Girl” are hip-hop first and foremost; they incorporate R&B singing, but it is R&B singing in service of Carter’s rapping. While many of the recordings of neo-soul singers such as Alicia Keys, Mary J. Blige, Erykah Badu and D’Angelo are examples of hip-hop in service of R&B, “A Good Time” and “Dream Girl” are examples of R&B in service of hip-hop. And if Carter is thinking about which songs he should send to urban radio, either “A Good Time” or “Dream Girl” would be an appropriate choice. Their romantic orientation and the fact that both of them have appealing hooks make them logical radio singles; urban radio program directors might find most of Faith, Love, Passion 2 to be too introspective for their purposes, but the romanticism of “A Good Time” or “Dream Girl” make those songs the album’s best contenders for urban radio exposure.

That said, rappers who are striving for quality can’t base all of their decisions on what commercial radio stations will or won’t add to their playlists. Back in the days when urban radio stations wouldn’t play a lot of hip-hop, there were many rappers who sold millions of albums without any commercial radio exposure (it wasn’t until the 1990s that urban stations on the whole really got serious about including an abundance of hip-hop on their playlists). So if Carter is in the mood to record a lot of introspective material, he shouldn’t let program directors deter him.

Faith, Love, Passion 2 isn’t overly original. Carter’s lyrics aren’t groundbreaking, but they have a certain sincerity and earnestness that is a welcome break from all the exaggerated sex/money/bling-bling rhymes that are so plentiful in 2012. Plus, Carter’s smooth grooves and melodies (which are consistently R&B-minded, with touches of jazz at times) never fail to be infectious. All this things considered, Faith, Love, Passion 2 is a respectable, if less than distinctive, - Alex Henderson of ReviewYou


Discography

Dream Girl-Independent/FM Radio Play
Heart and Soul Mixtape
FLP
FLP 2

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Born and Raised in Chicago; KC Carter discovered his passion for music at an early age. He grew up singing in his church choir and by the age of 13 began writing and producing his own material. Carter used music as a way to escape his sometimes harsh reality and as an alternative to the enticing street life. 

He believes in the true meaning of the word Artistry and is involved in every aspect of the creative process from writing, production/arrangement, performing (Singing/Rapping). As a result Carter presents himself these days as a more complete package. Over the years he has continued to develop his sound which include influences from Gospel, Jazz, Funk, and R&B/Soul music. Carter is set to release his latest project "Life Unexpected" in 2017 and hopes to begin touring soon.

Official Website: www.kccartermusic.com