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Kook Kang Beats


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Born Nerva Charles Jr., KOOK KANG was raised by the beautiful Gwendolyn D. Stephens (Mother). Nerva Charles Sr. (Father) was born and raised in Haiti, then moved to South Florida where he met the mother of Kook Kang. Kook says, "I could have been raised so many other ways, but I’m thankful and I know God couldn't have done a greater job by giving me the greatest parents ever."
Although Kook has one younger sister, two older brothers and six other younger brothers on his father side, Kook recalls growing up with his younger brother's (Jamar I. Charles and Nathaniel Brown III) most. Kook loves his entire family more than ever. Kook stated, "Family is the main chunk to my motivation".

The people that influence his life most are Travis D. Willis (Older Brother), Laura P. Stephens (Grandmother), Pastor Priscilla Smith (Auntie), Kenneth Smith Jr (Cousin), and his mother.
Travis always showed Kook tough love but Kook always knew he cared. "Big bra a g. The swag is already in our blood but when it came to the dress code and knowing how to just be myself and not care what others think, he guided me like a big bro should", says Kook. Laura was the glue that held the family together. The day Kook’s grandmother past away, it gave everyone in the family a reality check. Kook stated, "My Grandmother . . . awesome human being. She threw down in the kitchen and her personality is phenomenal. I fight for my goals everyday just as she told me to and she once told me, (If I believe I can achieve anything.) God bless her soul and may she rest in peace." Pastor Priscilla Smith was similar to a second mother to Kook and his younger brother Jamar. Priscilla loved them unconditionally and watched them grow up and made sure they were in Church. "If it was not for my Auntie Scilla, I would have probably never ever, ever attended a church or seen what God is getting ready to do for me", says Kook. Kook's cousin Kenneth aka Junior grew up making beats. Every time Kook and his brother Jamar spunt the night at their Auntie Scilla house with their cousins Lateisha R. Smith, Shakinah Smith and Junior, Kook was inspired by Junior making beats on the piano. Soon enough, Kook found himself learning how to freestyle on his cousins beats or Industry instrumentals. Every time his cousins had the house to themself, there would be at least fifteen people from the block in Lauderhill, FL (Backstreet) that would come inside the house and embark a cyper almost every weekend. Kook says, "It was crazy! I was only about 13 years old and all these older dudes probably graduating high school would come and listen to me freestyle or join the fun. It was always a big party." From then, Kook already knew what he was great at doing and began writing music and making his own beats. His first song was written for a middle school talent showcase in the 8th grade. Soon after, God needed Kook for the Church. Preachers began to prophesize to him. Kook started rapping for the church at age 15. He began backsliding from God and the church. This is what slowed him down from using his talent. Kook allowed the adversary to distract him and Kook lost his focus.

Kook washed dishes for a Chinese restaurant and washed cars during the summer in the 10th grade to help out with the bills, but he wanted to do more. Kook's mother raised him to be very strong and independent, yet Kook had no real plans for life. By high school graduation Kook had already moved out of his mother home and had already worked with three different companies in the mall. Still, Kook saw no real future and definitely was not thinking about college. Soon enough, Kook joined the U.S. Army Summer 2008. Completing his term by 2011, Kook returned home in Fort Lauderdale, FL only to see producing music is really what he loves to do. Kook states, "No one said the road would be easy, but I believe God won't bring me this far just to leave me. With that said, everyday I’m working hard to further my career in producing music, allowing God to direct my path."

What sets Kook Kang Beats production apart from other music producer’s beats is the originality and uniqueness giving listeners a sound that they have never heard before. Kook says, “When I’m making a beat, I try not to compare to what’s already out now, I tend to go with whatever I feel and whatever my ears believe is hot. I try to be versatile and create beats in different genres. I can’t be shy about putting out my art. No time for thinking that I "just don't have the look", or "don't have a great sound", so I build confidence and take off. I'll never know how successful I can be if I don't try.