Inspirational music serves as fuel for the mind, body and soul. When our spirits are elevated, we consistently want to do better. No one understands this more than Ken the Messenger. With this being said, it is no surprise that the Englewood, Chicago native strives to make this world a better place, with his uplifting new 11 track EP, Ghetto Gospel.
From the gritty authenticity of “Outta My Face“, to the sweet sensitivity of “Love Me“, Ken aims to accentuate that we don’t have to be “perfect” to be Christians. Showcasing his strength and his vulnerability, the EP soulfully conveys Ken’s positive messages. Through them, he effortlessly fuses pulsating hip hop beats with aspects from his church upbringing.
The grandson of a Bishop, Ken developed a strong passion for music at an early age. His passion intensified, after witnessing the way in which his grandfather delivered his sermons. “Sometimes as Christians, we often don’t talk about everything, Ken says, “We cover the struggle, and how good God is, but nothing else”. “God is a part of every aspect of life and I want to speak on it through music.”
Having performed at over 75 shows in multiple cities, including his native Chicago, Ken has also and has opened for a multitude of other artists including, Tasha Page-Lockhart, and Group TherAPy. He was also nominated for a Chicago Music Award for Best New Entertainer. Additionally, Ken was also once a member of the management team of Grammy Award-winner, Jonathan McReynolds. Currently, Ken continues creating music that is energetic enough to be played in clubs, yet motivational enough to be played on Sunday morning.
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