Louisville native Kleyn Kutt is using his obsession with perfection to take hip-hop to its highest level. The versatile rapper applies his life experience to make infectious music. He implores the stage with thoughtful verses, getting the party going while giving listeners an experience for their body, mind and soul. His vast range of influences include Pink Floyd, Michael Jackson and Mos Def. Learning to play piano at an early age, Kleyn Kutt knew that music would be his future. He got into production in 2005 after a chance encounter with RokaMic. In 2008, Kleyn Kutt fell in love with the rap game and the rest is history. Fusing expert production with his sense of humor and shrewd lyrics, Kleyn Kutt is on a path to worldwide success. Being a father, he is intent on making music that is more than just hooks. Kleyn Kutt writes tracks with meaning, that are focused on self expression, social awareness and of course, having a good time.
Creative influencers include J Dilla, Common, Brother Ali, and Talib Kweli. The lyrical focus and message are among important concepts to the artists when writing, performing, and listening to not only his own music, but that of others. His ultimate "why" will forever be his kids. To show them that dedication, hard work, and focus lead to greatness. The accomplishment to succeed by doing what you love is the ultimate triumph. What better empowerment to pass to your children than that of self-worth.
His overall goal is to make quality music with a message. Make music with heart and soul. "I want hip-hop to go back to the age where not everyone could do this. You had to have skill. You had to be lyrical. You had to have substance. You had to have respect for the craft."