KELO / AKA / GRAMZUNKUT
was born in the Bronx in 1977 on Halloween. This event in itself could be used as a metaphor to describe his unique personality and eclectic personna. Born to Black & Latino parents, he was raised in Brooklyn until the age of 5. That year he says, he was "born again" in Harlem on 110 St & Madison Ave In a middle class complex known as The Schomburg Houses. His career in the music industry started out like many youths at that time; as a street dancer, break dancing on cardboard boxes listening to Hip Hop, & watching Ralph Mcdaniels on Video Music Box. Then things changed in the early 90's, when his group TROUBLE NECK BROTHERS (TNB) got signed to STEPSUN Records along w/ Miss Jones (Hot 97) "I was doing the street team thing early in the game", says KELO. Promoting at clubs like The Latin Quarter, Mecca, Home Base, & The Tunnel (w/ Funkmaster Flex) etc. However, the record company had failed due to lack of finances and it seemed as though things were over for the group. So KELO re-invented himself and by "96" his new conglomerate, Die Hard Records, was "going hard" on Dj Clue tapes that featured artists like THE LOX, MASE, & LORD TARIQ etc.. His new artist was GENOVESE, & w/ production by SKI from Rock A Block (of Jay Z fame) things were looking up, but with an extensive line up and limited resources things fell through once again. Never daunted in the pursuit of his dream, he returned to the business of doing street team work; this time going on tours w/ Rene Mclean & (RPM). working w/ groups like NORE, GANGSTARR, MOBB DEEP, EMINEM, RUFF RYDERS, CLIPSE, BUSTA, FLIPMODE SQUAD, LOX, MASE, etc., going state to state & overseas. KELO traveled all over the world developing good relationships w/ Dj's media contacts and artists building his network into what is now known s the "Global Thugz Network" / NFE (Nii**a's From Everywhere).
Over the years KELO has evolved as an artist, a businessman & friend to MANY individuals in the music industry. His easygoing nature has endeared him to thousands of promoters and personalities throughout his travels. All his hard work has now put him in the business of radio / mixshow promotion & mixtapes. By doing National mixshow promotions for giants like Jive, TVT, & Def Jam Records, KELO has mastered the art of breaking records and at this point in his career he feels ready to put out some "good music". KELO is a music industry veteran w/ a flow that is entirely his own. His unique style of wordplay comes off as it's own "slang" in which he basically spits game "like a pimp" rather than than beating you in the head w/ some overzealous lyricism.. "If New York is going to take the game back it's going to need a new swag", says GRAMZ.. "Ask any A&R or Promo Rep. & they will tell you, we have some of the best spitter's but they don't always make good records that everybody can relate to". "I'm related", says GRAMZ & GLOBAL THUGZ will testify to that..
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Gramzunkut / Life of A Thug Ft. Majesty. Prince Don & Comrad
KELO SINGLE (DRUNK BITCHES)
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