British Hip Hop artist Kelz TBK is back! Three year after his critically acclaimed ‘The Black Kupid II’ mixtape, which was championed by the likes of MTV, BBC 1Xtra, SBTV, GRM Daily, Link Up TV and the MOBO Awards, Kelz TBK returns in 2016 with an expansive new sound, flanked by much improved rapping and songwriting skills, and an evident maturity in his music and world view.
After taking a short break in 2014 to take part in the BBC Three reality TV series South Side Story, alongside veteran British female rapper Lady Lykez, BBC 1Xtra’s Mim Shaikh and Rinse FM’s Yinka Bokinni among others, Kelz TBK returns with a new fire in his belly and an excellent 5-track EP and the latest in his ‘Black Kupid’ series titled ‘The Black Kupid 2.5’.
To be released via M2Music on April 29th, the EP is led by commanding new single ‘We Roll’ and its accompanying music video, premiered via Clash Music. Produced by long-time collaborator Dymon Red (Big K.R.I.T, Vince Kidd), ‘We Roll’ is a confident return to form for Kelz TBK. It is a strong statement of intent from the London native, and an exciting precursor for what to expect on the rest of his ‘The Black Kupid 2.5’ EP.
From garnering over one million views on SBTV with his Vince Kidd collaboration ‘You & Me’, to well received collaborations with the likes of Lady Leshurr, Little Simz and Paigey Cakey, to opening for Lana Del Rey and Angel on tour, and now with ‘We Roll’, the first taste of his new EP, Kelz TBK is certainly coming good on the exceptional promise he showed on the first ‘Black Kupid’ project in 2012.