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Houston, Texas, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2013 | INDIE

Houston, Texas, United States | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2013
Solo Hip Hop


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"_harekeshav-Pass You By"

Pass You By embodies the very essence of Hip Hop, encompassed with painstaking lyrics, truth and melodic flow, this track will keep you coming back for more Kulture.

"The sample in the beginning of this track was pretty dope. Aside from the sample, Kulture cruises through this one with a crazy flow and dope delivery. He says he does it because the music is useful to both us, which is a line I really liked about this one. Nothing like Hip-Hop! I expect to hear more greatness from him. This is what I call REAL RAP" - Shadarra Lockett (@DMV_Shad On Twitter) - Underground Industry

"Kulture "Pass You By""

Houston based hip-hop artist Keshav Kumar, better known as Kulture, lays an old school feel production based track with anger, motivation, and hope for the hip-hop scene. Kulture and his values, which strive for merging “all aspects of musical expression without geographical discrimination,” is an admirable approach as an artist. With that being said, “Pass You By” holds a greater meaning behind the lyrics and melodic wave.

From the start of the track, the opening sample puts a listener in a tranquil state of mind, simply appreciating the beat. This nostalgic based production is simple, without excessive overlays. The stylization of the beat with Kulture’s tone and flow is a perfect match, which adds to the clean production. Kulture’s attention to detail is heard through the precise moments of perfecting a loop within the background, and notably heard as piano keys soften the sound as Kulture builds momentum towards the chorus.

Sonically, the sound is more than enough for praise for its simplicity and ripple effects of emotions created. The heart of the track though is with Kulture’s tone and lyrics. They range from anger, questioning life, to the bare fact that “everything is a blessing” and not to let it pass you by. Kulture aims for more, not just for himself, but for his listeners as he raps “I don’t do it just because / I do it cuz the music is useful to all of us.”

As Kulture goes through the motions of raw thoughts that linger in his head and heart, “The world is not enough to watch this universal line with my mind before my time is up,” the feel is “more.” Regardless of whatever is happening, such as the “broken wings of a fallen Eagle,” the message that he aims to preach is embedded within the feel of the track.

From production to lyrics, Kulture has put a lot of time into his craft and we look forward to his continued releases. This is definitely a track for all the dreamers. - Janette -Girl Underground Music


Still working on that hot first release.



Music has come a long way. For Kulture (born Keshav Kumar) the past generations of sound are just as vital to history as the modern day’s representation of it. This was a part of his thought process when he began producing at the age of 13 from his father’s computer in their Alief, TX home. Growing up down the street from the mecca of screw music provided an authentic, culturally rich environment in terms of hip-hip music. Along with his initial love of east coast lyricism and boom bap, Kulture envisioned a brand of sound that merged all aspects of musical expression without geographical discrimination. It wasn’t until his later teens that he began writing his own songs, at the encouragement of close friends. Throughout his college years, his network grew, and he now sits at the forefront of the southern hip-hop movement as a unique voice to help establish the south back at the top of the industry. If you aren’t able to determine what a Kulture produced/written track sounds like, that’s the whole point. You won’t fit this artist in any proverbial box.

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