K. Love the Infinite

K. Love the Infinite

 Baltimore, Maryland, USA
BandHip HopSinger/Songwriter

Unapologetically raw hip hop, spoken word, and neo-soul music from the perspective of an out masculine gay female - K. Love's music and poetry is open and straightforward yet commonly uplifting and insightful. Her subject matter revolves around issues of sexuality, relationships, and spirituality.

Biography

K. has been writing lyrics since age 14, performing since 2003 both at Women in the Life Association events and as Drag King “Kayron the Don Juan” with the DC Kings. But it has only been recently, since 01/2007 that K. has shown success in her pursuit of a solo career as a lyricist and performing songwriter.

K. has channeled her frustrations from over 10 years of many failed attempts at entering the music industry and the discrimination she's faced along the way into “We Are Hip Hop Too!” (WAHHT!). An organization she's formed to support, encourage and promote herself and other out LGBT female lyricists. She's hoping to gain continued support from the LGBTQQIA (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, interested, and allied) community to help her and WAHHT! affiliated artists to thrive in the music industry.

Currently residing in Baltimore MD, K feels that most people will label her a hip hop artist, although she makes it clear that she doesn’t like to be boxed in. “I gave myself the name Infinite because I escape all boundaries; As a woman, a business person, and as an artist. My material vacillates pretty evenly between hip hop, neo-soul, and spoken word. It might be smooth or it might be rough, sometimes all within the same song, but it’s always honest,” K. Love responds.

The most recent box that K. has escaped was the one that said she couldn’t make it in the music industry as an OUT masculine gay female. She’s decided that regardless of any perceived roadblocks, it’s important that she stay true to her love of poetry and music, and use her lyrical skills to give insight into issues around sexuality, relationships, and spirituality.

Her single "Have No Regrets" tells her story while inspiring listeners to diligently move forward in their dreams, as she has. The B side of the single- "We Are Hip Hop Too!" is a bit more edgy and speaks directly to her struggles and the struggle of many LGBT artists in Hip Hop.

K. is currently developing additional materials through THE WOMB which is an artist development and support program presented by WAHHT! and working with RawTech Studios for production of an EP to be released early 2008.

You can find K. Love refining her performance skills at various open mics and LGBT events in MD/DC/VA/PA including WAHHT!’s monthly open mic, mini showcase, and dance party - Resonance – every 4th Tuesday at Kamp Night Club - 2314 Boston St in Baltimore, where she co-hosts with fellow WAHHT! artist Rock & Soul singer/songwriter Dionne.

Lyrics

Have No Regrets

Written By: K. Love the Infinite

Have No Regrets – Written by K. Love the Infinite

Intro: Sung
Please Believe Happiness is Hand

Verse 1:Rapped

Thought I’d be a gangsta
Bawler
throwing up dem dollars
Attracted the baddest broads
I’d make em wanna holla
record label execs
trying to get my sex
Trying to serve me
so that they could get next
And if you saw me on the scene
that air would be foggy
Cuz I’d fire up dat green
That’s how I figured it would be
At the age the 16
Now I’m pushing 26
Like what the hell is this?
Looking back in time
Like Damn
I must’ve missed the chance
to enhance my life
For the betta
Beat down on myself
till I could get no redder
Instead of
Letting these things
go with a kiss
Down under the dirt
Down as low as I could go
Till one day
I heard a voice say
I got better plans for you K
Let it go
Saw God in the mirror
And my soul sang to me

PreChorus: Sung

Gotta Keep Up with the times yeah
Or watch it pass you by yeah
Can’t focus on the past for
To long-------

Gotta know who you are
To know where you going
Gotta stay focused on the path
and Be strong-----

Chorus: Sung
Have No Regrets
We are exactly where we’re supposed to be
Have No Regrets
Might not have what we want but we got what we need
Have No Regrets
Life don’t always go according to plan

But please believe happiness is at hand

Verse 2: Rapped
Funny how it all worked out
Used wallow in my tears
rap career didn’t sprout
I’m older now
wiser eyes I see out
time revealed
I was never meant
to have a gangsta spiel
had a higher calling
to resurrect the sacred art
found my purpose
and it all seemed to
jump off with a spark
Visited
by a new muse
I found my voice
among the melody
Called to heal hip hop
seal her wounds with the core of me –
I fused what I knew
that spoken word and the lyrical
To birth something new
vast, spiritual
all encompassing,
like the sweet waters of Oshun
regardless of my orientation
hip hop includes me too
that’s why I am here,
you’re my witness
watch me drop my fears
stake my claim in this business
every day I try my best
to manifest good things
when I get of course
I look in the mirror and sing…

PreChorus:Sung

Gotta Keep Up with the times yeah
Or watch it pass you by yeah
Can’t focus on the past for
To long-------

Gotta know who you are yeah
To know where to go yeah
Gotta stay focused on the path
and Be strong-----

Chorus:Sung

Have No Regrets
We are exactly where we’re supposed to be
Have No Regrets
Might not have what we want but we got what we need
Have No Regrets
Life don’t always go according to plan

But please believe happiness is at hand

Bridge: Sung 2x
Gotta Believe
Gotta Believe
Happiness is here today
Gotta Believe
Gotta Believe
We can find a Way

AdLib: Sung Overtop Bridge
Keep your head up to the sky.
Life is what you make it
Everything you need is in you

There is always sunshine after the rain.
Dont live in regrets cuz you're forgiven.
Believe in yourself, you can make it if you try

Outro: Sung
Have No Regets

We Are Hip Hop Too!

Written By: K. Love the Infinite

Cut my flesh
and I would bleed
black ink To sink
into the sands
So my DNA strands
Would speak the truth
That scared you to listen to
Cuz maybe you’re a bit insecure
Looking for a cure
to fix my issue
The diagnosis is official
This chic just won’t outgrow
This tomboy phase
How dare she misbehave
and rap about that gay shit
Don’t she know
it’ll take her to an early grave
Straight to Hell Fire’s Doors (background)
Burn me and my ashes
still spells out metaphors.
Cuz you can’t separate me

I am hip hop.
We are hip hop.
There’s no separation
And it don’t stop

I am hip hop.
We are hip hop.
There’s no separation.
And it don’t stop

Stunt my tongue
and my feet would awaken
Relearning ancient languages
to beats we be breakin
Slice off my ears
and I’d find a melody in colors
use rainbows to paint symphonies
no others
quite like us
denied quite so much
within the
movement that moved us to touch
with words
stories told across continents
voices heard
From the wings of this one bird
Hip Hop
grown past itself exponential
Expanding to include everyone in potential
Trailer Park Trash, Pakastanians & Then some
Gotta ask the industry folks yo…what about us son?

I am hip hop.
We are hip hop.
There’s no separation
And it don’t stop

I am hip hop.
We are hip hop.
There’s no separation.
And it don’t stop

I declare
today
no longer will I stay
Boxed inside the boundaries
the industry has made
I’ll attract the listeners
Who’s stories
resonate
with mine
together
we’ll find a way
for all of us to thrive
Cuz it’s time
for my ladies and my soldiers to arrive
To new heights
I’m taking flights
On the wings of Noah’s dove
If you wanna ride with me
the name is K. Love
K. Love the Infinite

I am hip hop.
We are hip hop.
There’s no separation
And it don’t stop

I am hip hop.
We are hip hop.
There’s no separation.
And it don’t stop

Discography

none at this time

Set List

My set currently includes 3-5 original pieces.

1. We Are Hip Hop Too! - a hip hop track.
2. Have No Regrets - an upbeat R&B/hip hop track.
3. Braggadocio - Hip Hop
4. Georgia Peach - Spoken Word
5. Food for Thought - Erotic Spoken Word/R&B

My set can be from a minimum of 15 to a max of 30 minutes.