HE may be a teenager, but Deronte K.Austin (Ke$hun) is already making waves and making people sit up and pay attention to his music.
Just 15 years of age Ke$hun made his mark when just in ninth grade when he snagged a $1,000 prize for writing and performing a rap about STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics).
From that there was no looking back. He released his first Mixtape, ‘Visionz’ on Sprinrilla in 2016, receiving critical acclaim recognition.
From there Ke$hun took the courageous audition for The Rap Game, hosted by Jermaine Dupri. Many would have been daunted by the audition and resulting airtime, but this young man held his own held his head high in the cypher battle with the 5 other contestants.
It was within days of ‘The Rap Game’ airing that an EP ‘Visionz Reloaded’ was released, which not only showed Ke$huns’ versatility, but how he truly has evolved within his own right. Ke$hun continues to write banging hits, to name a few ‘New Era’ and ‘BMV’ attracting attention from the likes of 107.9, where he appeared with J Nicks of The Durtty Boyz.
But as a teenager Ke$hun is still a responsible student, maintaining a 3.6 GPA at Arabia Mountain High School – this is not a young man about to abandon his studies for dream of stardom. That commitment to his school work is something that Ke$hun understands – hard work at school and hard work in the booth.
However, the push came from his sister, who spotted the teenager’s undoubted talent when he was just 12.
Ke$hun is more than just about penning and performing a few well chosen lines. He is the founder and creator of BMV – Big Money Visionz, a brand that urges everyone to aspire to be better, aspire to fulfil dreams and bring a positive life to the fore.
With his obvious talent, perseverance and charisma this is a young man who believes that you can aim for the stars while keeping your feet on the ground.
And, what can be more inspiring than a teenager who has a gift for rap, the vision to inspire others, and maintains a work ethic few can match.
It’s time for you to listen; it’s time for you to believe; and, it’s Ke$hun’s time to shine because he is the New Era!
Learn more: instagram and twitter @bmvkeshun