IAA SPOTLIGHT: GET TO KNOW – KG THA PHENOM – OKLAHOMA’ S HOTTEST STAR!

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Khalid Green was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma on April 26, 1995. He stands tall at 6’5 and really puts on a show for the crowd. As a young innovator, he’s managed to grasp a following of which is continually growing. Six years of progress has made recognition no stranger to this emcee at youth. He has 220,000+ YouTube views, 150,000+ Myspace plays, and 45,000+ Soundcloud plays. Admirable characteristics assist and guide his impressive skills. He believes that without proper morals, ethics, and etiquette, talent is meaningless.

At 15 he stood in the office of an A&R for a branch of Universal Records. At 16 he opened up for Travis Porter and Paul Wall. That following year he opened for Machine Gun Kelly alongside smaller performances. At 18 years of age he opened for Strange Music artists Kutt Calhoun and Wrekonize. Artists such as Dirt Bag Dan, G-Mo Skee, and Kung Fu Vampire soon accompanied his credential of opening acts. Completing his forum of current openings there is also Layzie Bone from Bone Thugs-n-Harmony and the West coast legend Ras Kass. KG also performed at benefits show to help fund money for a 15 year old girl’s rare cancer treatment and has been interviewed live on local radio. Soon he will conduct two headlining performances and participate in a showcase.

He also gained experience performing at local nightclubs. KG opened for YMCMB member Caskey in Oklahoma City on August 29, 2014 and the following day for Juicy J and Lil Jon at Claytons Beach Bar in South Padre Island. In  McAllen, Texas he opened up for Snow Tha Product. The following month he opened for Mayday & Murs tour at Cain’s Ballroom in Tulsa, Oklahoma. A beach party opening took place in the Rio Grande Valley for Spring Break. KG accompanied a sold out show on the Forest Hills Drive tour of J. Cole. His latest opening acts include performances for Young Thug, Birdman and G.O.L.D (Rich Gang).

IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What city and state are you from?

KG THA PHENOM:I was born and raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma. My life originated in North Tulsa, but ventured east & eventually south.

IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What is your music background?

KG THA PHENOM: Ironically, I am the first member of my family to ever pursue a musical career. I was exposed to a lot from various genres in my youth. My father primarily listened to old school rap & reggae. My mother and sister however listened to R&B and Hip-Hop with a wee bit of Pop. Curiosity in me arose in wonder of how those spectacular sounds were formulated. I fell in love with music before I could even understand it.

IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: Why do you want to record and release your own music?

KG THA PHENOM:I truly feel as if it were a call of destiny. The spectrum of music has its own universe. A universe I feel has much more exploration left to be discovered.

IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What are your songs about?

KG THA PHENOM: My songs are about everything. I use my intelligence, experience and creativity to relate to people of every criteria & culture. I conduct music in a very open-minded, but articulate manner. Every song is a different journey for the mind, heart, and spirit.

IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: Who are your musical influences?

KG THA PHENOM: Kendrick Lamar, Eminem, Drake, Eazy-E, Ice Cube, Dr. Dre, Tupac Shakur, Notorious B.I.G, Wiz Khalifa, Lil Wayne, Nas, J. Cole, Big Sean. The list goes on and on. I listen to any and every genre. Every structure of music contains a form, or aspect of something to be appreciated, and something to be taught. Regardless of if I like or dislike it.

IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: How would you describe your music to people?

KG THA PHENOM: Something real, but also creative. Something entertaining, but also encouraging. Something influential, but meaningful. I try to break mental limitations of minds and hearts with a humble, but strong approach.

IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What makes you stand out from other artists?

KG THA PHENOM: Where/Who I come from, where I’m trying to go with my career(s), and what drives me to get there. I feel like talent is meaningless without admirable morals, ethics and etiquette.

IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: Tell us about one of the hardest challenges you had to face in your music career and how did you overcome?

KG THA PHENOM:I would honestly have to say building & solidifying a different classification as an artist. Everyone is a rapper nowadays, so it creates a bundle of critics & stereotypes confined to everyone that follows. It’s almost as if you’re guilty until proven innocent. You have to give audiences a reason to believe you’re worth listening to. I started off at 14 years old so it took hard work. I dug deep to distinguish myself by being distinctive. Constantly learning and improving. I couldn’t have done it without my close loved ones, partners, and supporters.

IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What are some upcoming projects you are currently working on?

KG THA PHENOM:I have an album titled “Retrospect” with 10 plus songs waiting to be pressed up. I’m four songs deep into my newest and best upcoming album titled “P.P.F”, (Past. Present. Future). It will include songs I’m working on featuring artists like Kirko Bangz, K. Camp, August Alsina, and Juicy J. I will also be featuring members/affiliates of my group, NSG.

IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What are your career goals? Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

KG THA PHENOM:I would love to break records that haven’t been broken, both inside & outside of music. Acting has always been an interest of mine. Writing my own book has been in mind since I was younger. Modeling is also something I would love to try out. I see myself being a pioneer of the music industry, owning my own label. My plan is to plant my roots with musical talent, and then spread my branches into other fields of opportunity. Hell, I want to go however far my talent’s capabilities will take me.

IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: How can your fans access your music and contact you?

KG THA PHENOM: Artist Website: www.kgthaphenom.com
Soundcloud: www.soundcloud.com/kgthaphenom
YouTube: www.youtube.com/kgthaphenom
Facebook: www.facebook.com/kgthaphenom
Twitter: www.twitter.com/kgthaphenom
Reverbnation: www.reverbnation.com/kgthaphenom
Google Play: @Kgthaphenom

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27 COMMENTS

  1. Absolutely terrible artist. I’m from tulsa and have heard much better… His friends are his biggest supporters and it’s either bec A. They are white kids who have no sense of what real music is. Or B. They’re peers who support him bec they see him going somewhere and want a free ride. I’m are his homeboys know that they are way better than he is. I’m not one to judge so quickly but I’ve listened to a lot of this kids stuff. It’s like he thinks using big words make his raps sound clean when in fact, they make him sound like a rap artist who is trying to sound intelligent. I’m not doubting his intelligence, nor am I saying he won’t get anywhere bec these days you don’t have to necessarily have talent. However, I am saying that this guy will achieve his goal by pure hard work… not raw talent.

    • Well aren’t you an ass!!!! At least he is intelligent and his music does go hard!!! What’s your occupation???

    • You have no right whatsoever to judge him on his music! How can someone call themselves musicman when no one has even heard of you? At least he is following his dream and making it happen! Make a name for yourself then proceed with your invalid and Irrelevant argument. KG will continue to strive while you sit back and watch.

  2. K.G. is dope. His music isn’t for everyone… But who’s is. He has both an energy and an intillect that are unmatched in his craft. Music these days has become so watered down, and his isn’t.

  3. KG is awesome and his music proves it!! If u can just listen to the lyrics there is a meaningful purpose!!! Keep it up!!! A fan!!

  4. KG is not only an amazing artist he is an amazing person. He hasn’t let all this attention go to his head, he’s the most humble artist I know. He thanks God for where he is and he thanks his family and his friends. And even when he’s been pushed to the ground, he still gets up and continues to push forward. Hey man don’t worry about the negative comments, because you already know you got hella people behind you. Keep on keeping on. God bless.

  5. KG , I love you , I love your music. I told you ever since you start recording in front of a hand held camera you was going places. Congratulations boo ! Very proud , keep doing you !
    & if you hating on his Music , then go burn in a ditch somewhere. EVERY song has a Meaning & a story !!

  6. He is friends with his fans differenc and lyrical and strong with music so i can’t wait tpo hear more of his music so thanks hater we appreciate it NSG ALL DAY

  7. Music man, your argument makes little sense. First all musicians start with support from their friends and close associates. That is after all the first audience they encounter. Second it seems odd if there are so many people better than him locally (I think you even implied within his immediate group) why are there no articles on them? Secondly why is he openning for nationally recognized hip hop artist across the region? It is doubtful that an industry in which concerts are major revenue and income producers would do so out of the kindness of their hearts, for some kid who has no future in the music business.

    Truthfully the only true critisim you have is you don’t like his style, thats personal preference and opinion. You’re entitled to that. I don’t like the way Floyd Mayweather jr. fights, he is still a world champion and undefeated. I can not therefore assert that he is a no talent fighter, evidence clearly shows otherwise. I certianly can not say there are many other fighters who are better.

    KG tha phenom may not be wearing the belt of best rapper, but to try and belittle his accomplishments because you don’t like him reflects more on you’re ability to succeed then it does on his. The facts in evidence (such as this article) show that he is accomplishing things inside the music world and is progressing towards more acclaim, recognition, and opportunities. Clearly showing he has talent and skill. How hard he works will decide how far that talent and honed skill will take him.

    You should probably change your name to my music man, since I doubt you speak for many music lovers of any genre.

  8. This guy has talent and ambition to do something great why doubt him. He is doing what a certain percentage of americans don’t do, chase their dreams. Instead we set in a box and criticize and doubt the people who are trying to do what they love. KG WILL BE ONE OF THE HOTTEST ARTIST SOON TO COME OUT OF OKLAHOMA AND WILL OPEN THE DOORS FOR GENERATIONS TO COME.?? stay focused put god first and keep pushing ( dreams are free).

  9. I truly want to thank EVERYONE for all your support and positivity. I genuinely couldn’t say that enough. My words could never match my appreciation. A lot of negativity follows the people who follow their mind & heart. It’s a blessing to have positive encouragement assist your path. I am too humble and self disciplined to let my achievements go to my head. Same goes for the negativity exemplified by Music man ?. However it wouldn’t be the first time I’ve received verbal slander. Notions like that are what helped/help my ambition & persistence excel. (Reed Hack) thank you very much sir. I appreciate you keeping the rational non-judgmental mindset, and taking the time out of your day to share your thoughts. Much love, appreciation and respect to you all. God. Family. Success. Nothing more nothing less.

  10. K.G is my homie and my family. I have much respect for him and his music. Hell i listen to his songs as much as i would ANY other artist.. his s#!+ is dope haha.. I’m so proud of you homie.. do ya thing and dont let anyone try to stop you.!

    Music man ! If you see this.. Go f*** yourself.

    • Thank you and Mama V from the bottom of my heart family. Y’all know me well enough to understand just how much it means to me. I’ve had your support from the beginning, and I will never take it for granted. I love y’all forever and always. Thank you for having my back brother! ?

  11. Good job ! ? very proud of you… you are a great man and have a good heart! Continue with your dreams and follow your heart…

  12. Khalid green is very talented , from the lyrics to the effort he put into his music , a lot of rappers throw stuff together in it doesn’t make any sense at all the beat is just dope so of course your going to like it , his music make sense and has a dope beat .!! Countinue to do you ??

  13. Congrats KG! Although high school has taken everyone separate ways I love still keeping up with what you’re doing! I still have your CD in my car haha. Keep up the hard work and shoot for the stars! You’re doing great and hope to see you live your dream soon.

  14. Khalid!! Green Giant I love to read/see/hear that you are doing amazing!! I love keeping up with your music, you are going far kid! And keep your head high, because without some negatively you know you ain’t doing it right! 😉

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