“Five Minutes With” TEDx speaker and hip-hop singer, KTheChosen

As a TEDx speaker, hip-hop and spoken word artist, KTheChosen believes in the power of storytelling and uses his voice to share the experiences of those around him. Inspired by artists such as King Los and Kendrick Lamar,KTheChosen challenges himself to write lyrics that are both entertaining and enlightening. The music video for his single, “Amazon”, was covered by Canadian music publication, RLGT. The video features Zimbabwe’s infamous bearer cheques and united the Calgary community by involving several local artists from varying disciplines. The article highlights the importance of this collaboration and what it meant for the Calgary art scene. 2021 has been a big year for KTheChosen, with a nomination for the Zim Achievers Canada Awards in the Young Achievers category in February and the opportunity to perform and speak at a TEDx event in July. His talk focused on the importance of authentic leadership in a time when social media campaigns have been the driving force behind global movements such as #MeToo and #BLM.

KTheChosen
by Mikey B Photography

Name:

KTheChosen

Genre:

Hip-hop/rap

# of Albums:

Three self-released mixtapes

Latest Release:

The Valentine’s Mixtape (Feb 2021)

Latest Single:

Dear African Fathers (June 2021)

Latest Video:

Favourite band as a teenager:

Linkin Park

Favourite band now:

BADBADNOTGOOD

Guilty Pleasure Song:

“I Got Money Now” – by Deante’ Hitchcock ft. JID

Live Show Ritual:

Breathing exercises before I go on stage

Road or studio?

Studio

Early bird or night owl?

Early bird

EP or LP?

LP

Any shows or albums coming up?

“+Vice”, my next full-length project drops in October

Where can we follow you?

Instagram | Facebook | TikTok | YouTube | Spotify | SoundCloud | Genius

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Rapid Fire Calgary Qs

Favourite Local Artist?

Katie Green

Favourite Local Musician?

Cartel Madras and Twizzie Ramos

Nose Hill or Fish Creek?

Nose Hill

Favourite Street?

10th St NW, it has all my favourite spots in Kensington (Another Dimension Comics, Aggüdo Coffee, WOW Chicken and Oolong Tea House)

Favourite Local Restaurant?

YYC Pasta Bar

Favourite Local Music Venue?

The Palace Theatre