I have been in the music industry for ten plus years and have worked with several genres of music through the years. During that time, I worked with some of the highest-paid groups from Alternative to Heavy Metal to Pop.
In addition, I worked in management for Advertising & Marketing Sales for fifteen years. Yes, I was that money maker until I left the corporate grind in 2007.
With a year off, I had to find my purpose and felt I could not leave behind the labels that had stuck by me. The artist that I worked with then inspired me to follow my roots up North. So, at that time I came back to my roots through music and started working with underground artists.
Now I’m out there looking for an artist that has the whole package. Not just the talent or the look, but everything. It’s all about Listen...Hear...Flow…This is what KellyKel is. I have an interest in talent everywhere, not just in the box.
Recently, I started watching an artist that I’m about to blast everywhere I can. He is a good example, as an artist and a rapper, of knowing you have to give back what you receive to be successful. He is an S.C. artist within our region, yet needs to be heard in Myrtle Beach, the Grand Strand, the Country, Florence and everywhere in between.
Let me give a big shout out to BOSS G of Columbia, who recently held an event at Finley Park in downtown Columbia on Feb. 27. Together as a team with Swagstruck Ent. they helped feed the homeless — a great example of giving back.
I often think society has a stigma with urban artists in this market I have chosen and thus, I felt the need to jump on this interview. It does not matter what music you make, it’s the person inside that makes the artist real.
When did you develop and start doing music as Boss G?
The end of 2008.
Who were your influences either musically or personally?
My older cousin Lil Ron.
At this present time where do you reside and have the most following?
Columbia (Metro) Area and conquering the region a move at a time.
Within your area at the time you started music name some of the underground artists that were performing in your area?
Statewise it was Mista Taylor, Marley Mar, Lil Ru, Mr. Flip, Collard Greens, etc.
How did you get involved with the homeless event?
I had no problem participating. We fed over 170 homeless people that live on the streets of Columbia and housed 18 people who didn’t have beds available for them at the shelter.
I feel like a young leader in the city. I have to contribute and give back to it!! Shouts out to Cash of Swagstruck Ent. for giving me the opportunity.
During the day was there something that went into your mind seeing all these homeless people with no place to go?
I thought with a string of bad luck this could be me or a family member.
What is your view of the outcome?
This was only the beginning of helping with a growing crisis within the city. This event needed recognition they were here.