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Ken The Coolest NERD

Atlanta, Georgia, United States | SELF

Atlanta, Georgia, United States | SELF
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"GOT MORE MAGAZINE FAVORITE ARTIST"

Ken the Coolest Nerd
Track - SCREAM - Got More Magazine


"GOT MORE MAGAZINE FAVORITE ARTIST"

Ken the Coolest Nerd
Track - SCREAM - Got More Magazine


"SCREAM-Ken the Coolest Nerd"

Shot by: World Stream Media.
Choreographed by: Yemisi Elebute.
A brand new video from Ken the Coolest Nerd, be on the lookout for his upcoming project “Cool INtentions 3: The MindF*CK” dropping soon.
“Special thanks to Robyn “Mz. Cheri” Conell and the Georgia State Dance Ensemble. (Mercedes McIntosh, Breonna Deloach, Alesha Bond, Maya DeJoie, Laurice Mata, Chelsea Redmond”
- Ken the Coolest Nerd - 84 Area


"Hot Sh*t"

Some time has passed since I last spoke with you all. All I can say is Life is fairly interesting. I compare it to a roller coaster, as in the ups and downs. And somehow I always end up recording some music while on this roller coaster. It’s not easy being a nerd. Or should I say it’s not easy being different. Human nature is for you to not accept what you don’t understand. Even though there’s something beautiful about being different, different isn’t always accepted. I never try to be different, I’m just different. It’s the way I was wired. The same goes for the music I create. When people hear my music I get a lot of “it’s different” or “it doesn’t sound like anything out”. They never can quite explain or elaborate beyond that as to why. That’s because you can’t! You’re not supposed to. It’s nothing to figure out. Just let the music BREATHE. I was once told to drop the Nerd from my name. Kill the Nerd? I will do no such thing. I’m comfortable with the title. I am who I am. Just accept the music for what it is. “Hot Sh*t”. Check out “Hot Shit” from the Cool Intentions 3: The Mind F*CK. - Leftover Cake


"Hot Sh*t"

Some time has passed since I last spoke with you all. All I can say is Life is fairly interesting. I compare it to a roller coaster, as in the ups and downs. And somehow I always end up recording some music while on this roller coaster. It’s not easy being a nerd. Or should I say it’s not easy being different. Human nature is for you to not accept what you don’t understand. Even though there’s something beautiful about being different, different isn’t always accepted. I never try to be different, I’m just different. It’s the way I was wired. The same goes for the music I create. When people hear my music I get a lot of “it’s different” or “it doesn’t sound like anything out”. They never can quite explain or elaborate beyond that as to why. That’s because you can’t! You’re not supposed to. It’s nothing to figure out. Just let the music BREATHE. I was once told to drop the Nerd from my name. Kill the Nerd? I will do no such thing. I’m comfortable with the title. I am who I am. Just accept the music for what it is. “Hot Sh*t”. Check out “Hot Shit” from the Cool Intentions 3: The Mind F*CK. - Leftover Cake


"Sinners- Ken the Coolest Nerd"

New single from Ken The Coolest Nerd off his upcoming mixtape, Cool Intentions 3: The MindF*ck! The lyrics are real and the vibe is dark! I would to see a video for this track! Can't wait for this 'tape to drop! The singles from it so far are getting me excited!!! Enjoy people! - The Girl They Call Es.


"Kayla Kane Exclusive:KEN “THE COOLEST NERD”"

KK: Tell us a lil ‘bout yourself & where you grew up at?

Coolest Nerd: Well I go by Ken “The Coolest Nerd” and I hail from Kinston, North Carolina. Kinston is a small town. It’s funny because whenever I try and explain to people where I’m from I always get the “huh” or the “I don’t know where that is “answer. I have to tell people it’s near Raleigh or Greenville for them to have an idea where Kinston is. Growing up in Kinston caused me to develop this anti-small town thinking mentality. I think and DREAM big. I was attending the Art Institute down in Atlanta for a while before Sallie Mae told me it was wrap! LOL I was 4 classes away from graduating. It wasn’t funny then but everything happens for a reason. If it wasn’t for that happening I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t be where I am now.

KK: How would you describe your sound of music & what makes you different then anyone else in this game?

Coolest Nerd: I like to describe my music as being mind fu*ked! I make music that helps you escape into a world where u can let go of your inhibitions. People make life hard from all psychological barriers they place on themselves. My music helps free you from those barriers. I can remember listening to Biggie and just being so engrossed in the music that I forgot where I was. Not too many artists are making music like that and that’s what I feel separates me from the next artist.

KK: Ken “The Coolest Nerd” how did you come up wit a name like that?


Coolest Nerd: I’ve always considered myself a Nerd. I was into a lot of things other kids weren’t into at my age I was heavy into computers, technology and hacking. But I was also able to function in any social setting. I guess u can say that’s where the cool came in. I’m almost like a walking contradiction because most people don’t consider nerds cool but I beg to differ. What’s uncool about using your mind? That’s SEXY!

KK: What are you working on currently right now? Were can your supporters cop your musik?

Coolest Nerd: I’m currently finishing up the NERD PRIDE EP along with the Cool Intentions 2 mixtape. The NERD PRIDE EP will be distributed through Bungalo/Universal and available online and through ITUNES, Amazon, rhapsody etc. So for all my Nerds out there you can preview the EP on rallnerdsascool.bandcamp.com. You can check out all of my other music there also.

KK: Favorite track (with the most buzz)? Whats going on with that right know?

Coolest Nerd: I would say it’s between “Bobble Head Effect” and “I’m Ready”. Those are fan favorites. I get a lot of compliments on that record. Big Shouts out to JEarly for producing that amazing record. The Bobble Head Effect record is an immediate crowd mover. I’ve performed it a lot over the past 6 months and it never fails to do its name. I’m in the process of shooting videos for both of those records.

KK: Who are some of your favorite artists you have worked with? Anyone you would like to work wit in the future?

Coolest Nerd: Many of the artists I’ve worked with have been in house artists. I’m always down for collabs though. My homie JEarly is a talented up and coming artist who I always enjoy working with. The “I’m Ready” record is like my favorite record to date. General Heat is another “dope spitter.” He reminds me of a young Eminem. Working with the Tripple Krown Muziik production team produces me good music. I’ve been trying to hunt down J.Davey! They’re dope! I would love to work with them. I mean I also have my dream roster of who I would like to work with. The Gorillaz, Jay-Z, N.E.R.D, Kanye West, Portishead, Pink Floyd just to name a few.

KK: This is a tough industry, what keeps you motivated to stay wit it?

Coolest Nerd: The more I began to understand that this is a business my perception of things changed. It is truly a tough industry but with the right drive and determination along with the right people around you, you can survive. Creativity is my motivation. I’m fueled by the ability to create. I have a lot to say and I command you all to listen!

KK: How do you feel ‘bout the musik industry today & where it’s goin’?

Coolest Nerd: I feel the music industry is definitely suffering from many different factors. One of the major issues is technology. The Music industry is steady trying to catch up with technology. Music is not selling like it used to which is causing budgets to be cut. Many record companies don’t want to spend any money anymore, especially in the Urban Music department. Artists are forced by the label to create music based on what’s in or “catchy”. Most labels don’t care about the music, it’s about the money. It’s tough out there for an artist. My suggestion is to go independent and have your record(s) distributed through a major label. You’ll get more money that way. Remember it’s a business!!!!

KK: What advice can you offer to aspiring artists?

Coolest Nerd: Believe in and stand behind your product. Don’t give the people something that you yourself wouldn - Dreamsblend


"Kayla Kane Exclusive:KEN “THE COOLEST NERD”"

KK: Tell us a lil ‘bout yourself & where you grew up at?

Coolest Nerd: Well I go by Ken “The Coolest Nerd” and I hail from Kinston, North Carolina. Kinston is a small town. It’s funny because whenever I try and explain to people where I’m from I always get the “huh” or the “I don’t know where that is “answer. I have to tell people it’s near Raleigh or Greenville for them to have an idea where Kinston is. Growing up in Kinston caused me to develop this anti-small town thinking mentality. I think and DREAM big. I was attending the Art Institute down in Atlanta for a while before Sallie Mae told me it was wrap! LOL I was 4 classes away from graduating. It wasn’t funny then but everything happens for a reason. If it wasn’t for that happening I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t be where I am now.

KK: How would you describe your sound of music & what makes you different then anyone else in this game?

Coolest Nerd: I like to describe my music as being mind fu*ked! I make music that helps you escape into a world where u can let go of your inhibitions. People make life hard from all psychological barriers they place on themselves. My music helps free you from those barriers. I can remember listening to Biggie and just being so engrossed in the music that I forgot where I was. Not too many artists are making music like that and that’s what I feel separates me from the next artist.

KK: Ken “The Coolest Nerd” how did you come up wit a name like that?


Coolest Nerd: I’ve always considered myself a Nerd. I was into a lot of things other kids weren’t into at my age I was heavy into computers, technology and hacking. But I was also able to function in any social setting. I guess u can say that’s where the cool came in. I’m almost like a walking contradiction because most people don’t consider nerds cool but I beg to differ. What’s uncool about using your mind? That’s SEXY!

KK: What are you working on currently right now? Were can your supporters cop your musik?

Coolest Nerd: I’m currently finishing up the NERD PRIDE EP along with the Cool Intentions 2 mixtape. The NERD PRIDE EP will be distributed through Bungalo/Universal and available online and through ITUNES, Amazon, rhapsody etc. So for all my Nerds out there you can preview the EP on rallnerdsascool.bandcamp.com. You can check out all of my other music there also.

KK: Favorite track (with the most buzz)? Whats going on with that right know?

Coolest Nerd: I would say it’s between “Bobble Head Effect” and “I’m Ready”. Those are fan favorites. I get a lot of compliments on that record. Big Shouts out to JEarly for producing that amazing record. The Bobble Head Effect record is an immediate crowd mover. I’ve performed it a lot over the past 6 months and it never fails to do its name. I’m in the process of shooting videos for both of those records.

KK: Who are some of your favorite artists you have worked with? Anyone you would like to work wit in the future?

Coolest Nerd: Many of the artists I’ve worked with have been in house artists. I’m always down for collabs though. My homie JEarly is a talented up and coming artist who I always enjoy working with. The “I’m Ready” record is like my favorite record to date. General Heat is another “dope spitter.” He reminds me of a young Eminem. Working with the Tripple Krown Muziik production team produces me good music. I’ve been trying to hunt down J.Davey! They’re dope! I would love to work with them. I mean I also have my dream roster of who I would like to work with. The Gorillaz, Jay-Z, N.E.R.D, Kanye West, Portishead, Pink Floyd just to name a few.

KK: This is a tough industry, what keeps you motivated to stay wit it?

Coolest Nerd: The more I began to understand that this is a business my perception of things changed. It is truly a tough industry but with the right drive and determination along with the right people around you, you can survive. Creativity is my motivation. I’m fueled by the ability to create. I have a lot to say and I command you all to listen!

KK: How do you feel ‘bout the musik industry today & where it’s goin’?

Coolest Nerd: I feel the music industry is definitely suffering from many different factors. One of the major issues is technology. The Music industry is steady trying to catch up with technology. Music is not selling like it used to which is causing budgets to be cut. Many record companies don’t want to spend any money anymore, especially in the Urban Music department. Artists are forced by the label to create music based on what’s in or “catchy”. Most labels don’t care about the music, it’s about the money. It’s tough out there for an artist. My suggestion is to go independent and have your record(s) distributed through a major label. You’ll get more money that way. Remember it’s a business!!!!

KK: What advice can you offer to aspiring artists?

Coolest Nerd: Believe in and stand behind your product. Don’t give the people something that you yourself wouldn - Dreamsblend


Discography

Cool INtentions
Cool INtentions 2: Revenge of the Cool
Cool Intentions 3: The Mind F*ck
Death of A Nerd

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Bio

It's 2:39 AM on a cool windy night. Somewhere in Atlanta in a dimly lit room, there's an artist sitting with his eyes closed. With music blaring from his headphones and his head bobbing, he begins to mouth words like an old tribal chant. To the naked eye it would appear that they are witnessing disturbing behavior. But to the wise, this is the tipping point. Those may be just words to you but to him they are the paint to his canvas. This continues for 30-40 minutes. He then opens his eyes and takes off the headphones. Back to reality. "Work in the morning". As he cuts off the lights to go to bed, he glances at the headphones and whispers "until we meet again".

Ken the Coolest Nerd was birthed in what some would call the "golden age" of Hip Hop. 1994-1999. He is the bastard child of "A Tribe Called Quest" and "Jay-Z". He is the mad scientist trying to build the perfect Frankenstein out of beats and rhymes. The radically charged lyrics that you are to experience is a just a peep into the what he refers to as the "new nerd". Rebelling against society's view of what a Nerd is, Ken the Coolest Nerd emerges as a leader to lead the next generation of cool. The music is just the beginning.

"A nerd is somebody who is highly intellectual and has a thirst for knowledge. A nerd is someone who expresses himself freely and believes in the alienable right to the freedom of creative expression. A nerd is someone who ultimately Never Ever Resists Destiny. If you're not A Nerd then what are you?"
-TheCoolestNERD