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Former web designer by day and rapper/producer/DJ by night, Kero One, stands as a true testament to the do-it-yourself success story. His early career was marked by endless hours of researching, cold calling, and networking to gain exposure for his debut, self produced hiphop project "Windmills of the Soul." Persistence paid off with a little help from fate when one album of the 50 copies available worldwide was picked up in a tiny record store in Tokyo, Japan. Success was immediate, as "Windmills of the Soul" became a hit overnight, which opened the floodgates for international touring and performance opportunities.

Three years later, after a "Best Hip Hop Album of 2006" award from Remix Magazine, collabo with Talib Kweli and support from super producer, Kero One independently released his official sophomore album "Early Believers" in 2009. Bouncing between soulful jazz tinged tracks to upbeat synth-driven party bangers, Early Believers showcases Kero One’s growth and maturity as a writer, composer, vocalist and arranger.

Recently, Kero One has returned from the worldwide Mapthesoul tour during which he performed in sold-out venues such as the renowned House of Blues in Hollywood, Irving Plaza in New York, and the Masonic Center in San Francisco. So far this year, Kero One has also wrapped up three music videos and is currently working on his record label and new music projects.


In all the Wrong Places

Written By: Kero One

(Verse 1)
In the beginning, I remember that God made man
crafted in his image, with his own hands
then out of mans rib, came the woman
the creatures we love, like or don’t understand
but its amazing, I see God's beauty through her physical
design plus her mind combined defines miracle
and I’m not convinced that a mineral
or bang from the sky can derive such individuals
and as the world turns, I wonder with concern
the time we'll meet and complete each other words
I’m kidding, but who says fantasies forbidden
see I’m the type of cat, that express myself from within
driven, to promote love in every essence
living by this mission its hard to miss the blessings
caressing the mic like a newlywed wife
ink flows from my pen in hopes to truly shed light
upon this situation that I’m faced with
one that takes patience to build on foundation
that we both share now that’s stimulation
anything less don’t impress know what I’m sayin?
I look into the mirror and everyday it gets clear
I gotta steer from the places I’ve veered
I said I look into the mirror and everyday it gets clear
I gotta steer...

Cause I’ve been lookin for love lookin for love yall
In all the wrong places.
lookin for love lookin for love yall
In all the wrong places.

(verse 2)
And in the summer, heat waves rise from the street pave
warm nights mixed drinks dope djs
females super fly, showing mad thigh
thoughts of lust rush guys dont ask why
is it her presence or feminine vibe?
when her body rebels against a vertical line?
that got guys lying for personal time
and once they get their catch , they back on the grind
and i'm just kicking my feet up like Bruce Lee
reclined, when this dime approaches within few feet
style, not unique, but def got the beauty
so who cares when this cutie now pursues me
and with charm I’m on her arm like Coachbag
one of the few effortless things life threw back
then like annoyed smokers we found no match
and fell apart, without knowing romance
but what I found, proved to be more special
a lesson from experience, a jewel for the mental
shining from my notepad with rhymes signed in pencil
outlining my finding using life as a stencil
and for this I feel mad fortunate
for real I’m done with that short term fix
and I ask can I be fortunate?
to know that I’m done with this

Cause I’ve been looking for love looking for love yall
In all the wrong places.
looking for love looking for love yall
In all the wrong places.

(verse 3)
And now I ponder, about the times that we might have
caressing questions that sing from my mic stand
like damn whats these feelings I’m revealing
like if I’d tell tha fellas I’d get smacked in my melon
but its unique love only women can provide
I seent it in my moms, I seent it in her eyes
I seent it in these guys when proposing to their brides
down on bended knee with diamonds shining near her thighs
it makes me visualize, the way that we'd get down
I’d take the lead, and no doubt you'd wear the crown
the one I’d serve, cause she feels my vibe
supports my wings, till the day that we fly
and I know that right now, that we’d grow despite how
the world is on our shoulders trying to control our lifestyles
we wont get wiped out, if on the right route
soon we'll reunite and then I’ll recite out…
since the beginning of man our separation is fact
I said you came from mans rib now I’m taking it back
I said you came from mans rib and now I’m taking it back
I said you came from mans rib so join me as..
we find love, we’ll find love girl in all the wrong places…


2009 - Early Believers
2008 - Kero Presents Plug
2006 - Windmills of the Soul

Set List

Set list varies depending on set length. A Kero One show is tailored to hype up the crowd, keep them entertained and emotionally involved even if they are new to Kero One.