Ken Ken
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Ken Ken

Denton, Texas, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2014 | INDIE

Denton, Texas, United States | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2014
Duo Hip Hop Hip Hop


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"Blog Magazine Artist Of The Month"

February Music Pick of the Month:Ken Ken
Posted on January 31, 2013 by B.L.O.G. Magazine • 0 Comments
Entertainment/Music Review: Love It or Hate It, He’s Living It PENA K Ken Ken 02201301

By Kischa Pena


Just two years ago Christian Hip Hop Artist Ken Ken was on the sidelines with a knee injury that would change the game. He had been playing basketball since the age of 5. Through hard work and support from his mother, Brenda Turner, he made it to the college level attending Southern Nazarene University. From there he transferred to West Texas A&M. Basketball was going to be his ticket to the next level. Or, so he thought. Ken Ken would soon find out that God hears our prayers and, in this case, answers swiftly.

“I remember praying to God and saying, ‘Lord, if you can bless me with another gift where I can bring glory to your name…’”

After humbling himself before God, that very next day, Ken Ken picked up a pen and began to write rhymes. At the age of 21, putting behind him the only gift he knew, God suddenly gave him a vision and a new purpose. Ken Ken has been going non-stop ever since.

“In order for a dream to be a reality, it has to be lived.” ~ Calvin Clark

Fast-forward two years later. Ken Ken has now dropped three mixtapes: Illuminated 1, Illuminated 2, and Higher Learning. While he likes to listen to gospel artists such as Lecrae, Deitrick Haddon, and Mary Mary, his own style and music can be attributed to more of the secular industry. Many have criticized him for using sample beats from old school legends like Lenny Williams and the Isley Brothers, but especially the new school club sensations that many young people listen to today such as Drake, Lil Wayne, and Whiz Khalifa. Ken Ken takes it all in stride, although he addresses the opinionated ones on a track called “Conscience” on the Illuminated 2 mixtape. He is very clear on the vision that God has placed in his heart and his lyrics prove that he is serious about getting his message across.PENA K Ken Ken Studio 02201301

“God told me, ‘I want you to take the [secular] beats that people listen to and flip the message. How many of the youth do you know that run to get a Yolanda Adams or Kirk Franklin CD? Sometimes you have to reach them by what they know.”

Now, the 23-year-old Christian rapper from Denton, Texas has been spreading the gospel, conducting interviews, and performing at churches and events in surrounding areas. He was recently blessed with the opportunity to perform among worship singers at Friendship Baptist Church in Nashville, Tennessee and also attend the Stellar Awards, which aired on January 19th.

He walked among some of the top names in the gospel industry, including celebrities such as Marvin Sapp, Tamela Mann, Kirk Franklin, Kurt Carr, and more. Taking it all in, Ken Ken gained knowledge and insight that I’m sure will carry him and his gift very far in life.

“If God has a calling on your life and told you to do things a certain way, do it. Don’t listen to the critics. Don’t listen to the hate. Continue to do it. Also, create a balance between ministry and family. You’ve got to have that balance.”

Ken Ken is learning and adjusting well to the life of an independent artist. He balances time between family, ministry, and volunteering, just recently mentoring youth at the Mavericks Boys and Girls Club. Through it all he has stayed true to what God has called him to do. Just two years later, he is set to drop his debut album My Dream Is My Reality on February 6, 2013. Our youth need more positive influences and alternatives to what is offered in the world. Show your support for a young man growing in his gift and having the courage to do what “thus saith the Lord,” when so many struggle to take action.

“When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me.” - 1 Corinthians 13:11 (NIV)

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Still working on that hot first release.



The name Kenneth Turner was Born on April 25, 1989. He was given the name Ken Ken by his lovely mother Brenda Turner, who played a dual role of mother and father in his life. As a single mother she always provided and made sure her only son “Ken Ken” had what he needed and so much more. Growing up in Denton, TX located north of the Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex, Ken Ken was a normal teenager dealing with crime, gangs which plagues most teenagers in major cities. Ken’s life was full of trials and many ups and downs, but through it all God has always saw him through to the end. Ken reveals some of his most intimate moments through his music. Through it all God has brought him through, says “Ken Ken”. At one time Ken and his mother were homeless for a year due to his mother being diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis and having no income, they lived in their car and as the only child he and his mother’s bond became stronger. 
“Ken Ken” mother encouraged him to play basketball since the age of five and even went on to play at the college level for Southern Nazarene University in Bethany Oklahoma. During his collegiate career “Ken Ken” sustained an injury to his knee. While recovering God told Ken if he stopped basketball he would bless him with another talent that involved music..“Ken Ken” is now attending Mediatech where he is studying Audio Recordiing & Business.
“Ken Ken” has received a "Best International Hip Hop Song Award" from italy. Ken has also created music for radio show Gospel Praise Radio in Lubbock, TX and Kingdom Wear Productions in Las Vegas, NV. Ken Ken’s music can be heard on radio stations from three continents U.S, Australia, and Ghana and worldwide online. “Ken Ken” has collaborated with artists from Accra, Ghana and working on international projects with artists from Canada, the UK, and Australia. Ken Ken’s music is more than music it is his testimony. “Ken Ken” is not just creating music for the youth he is working with at risk, but helping them with their school work and as a mentor to young people like his mentors were to him.

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