Kevin Maurice, popularly known as Kev Cartier is an American rapper, songwriter and producer who was Brooklyn born and southern raised. This 22-year-old Brownsville native is the lyrical mastermind behind the catchy club banger, “Rollie”.
Coming from a family with deep roots in the music business, Kev was practically born for this. He’s represented by his father and three uncles who have been in the game for 20+ years, producing tracks for the likes of Brooklyn greats, The Notorious B.I.G, Lil’ Kim and Rakim.
For Kev, while music is in his blood, the artistry of rap didn’t take hold until the early age of twelve. He attributes the influences of BET and Hot 97 to his induction into the game after hearing Jay Z’s verse on Mya’s “Best of Me” Remix. From then on he would rap over instrumentals, write, produce and freestyle. Kev’s inborn talent would quickly become noticed. His debut single “Rollie” which was entirely recorded as a free style would capture the attention of Brooklyn rapper G-Lloyd (of Pocketful Entertainment) who is also featured on the hot track; rapper, Mike Davis of Dream Chasers expressed wanting to collaborate on a remix.
Kev Cartier’s buzz is building as an emerging voice of an underrepresented generation. “Rollie” has since been featured on Power 105, Hot 97, SiriusXM, Spotify and YouTube. It’s currently available for purchase on ITunes. http://tinyurl.com/qyunjc2