KeilyN

KeilyN

 Youngstown, Ohio, USA
BandHip Hop

Mix honesty, great production and Layering experiential narratives about relationships, religion and life's ills through the use of quick witted metaphors and double entendres.

Biography

Raised in church going family in the poorest city in the country, Youngstown, OH, and addicted to music, it was KeilyN's mother who worked to ensure he was being influenced by the right messages. While she ruled out the explicit nature of hip-hop music, KeilyN quickly found his way to his older cousins' CD collections. Although Christ remains his strongest influence to this day, so do the MCs he discovered in those collections such as Common, Eminem and Jay-Z.

It didn't take long for the music to grip him before he started writing his own rhymes to show off to his friends at school. After moving to Columbus, OH in 2008, KeilyN began to live the motto: late nights, early mornings. The passionate fan decided it was time to focus on the development of his own music. Writing down lyrics daily, the once excitable fan was transitioning into becoming a passionate artist as he began to conceptualize songs that would become the foundation of his debut project.

In March 2011, KeilyN released his first official project, My Pursuit of Happyness. Well received by fans, bloggers and tastemakers alike, his his first single, "No Cannon‚and his follow up single, "Best of Me" feat. SoulKlap and James John totaled over 3,000 downloads.

It was his third single, "Your Song" that sent people into a frenzy. A classic tale about a relationship gone awry over a smooth Al Smith soul sample, Keilyn's simple, but truthful hook, "It is what it is" had male and female fans not only reciting the hook over and over, but connecting to the song on every level.

Embraced by his home state of Ohio, the 22 year old KeilyN looks to build upon the buzz of debut by release by continuing to develop his rhyme schemes while diversifying his subject matter. Layering experiential narratives about relationships, religion and life's ills through the use of quick witted metaphors and double entendres, it is KeilyN's values and sense of purpose as an artist that continue to fuel his music with the authentic substance listeners need.

Discography

2012: Timing

2011: My Pursuit Of Happyness