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Laurel, Maryland, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2014

Laurel, Maryland, United States
Established on Jan, 2014
Solo Hip Hop




"PREMIERE: King Kalel: "Cant Get Enough""

With his mixtape soon to be released, King Kalel is here to share his new single titled, “Can’t Get Enough”. The DMV native says the inspiration for this record came from his muse, his girlfriend of four years. “My girlfriend keeps me grounded…Every time we are apart, there’s a constant feeling to see her again, because she brings out the positivity in life.” With a smooth flow, old school melodic beat, and relatable lyrical content, the spitter created a record that many people can dedicate to their own significant other. Be on the look out for his new project! - The Source

"Civil Selects: Lynx Supreme, Dope Music Village, Nique, & More"

Every king needs a queen, and for King Kalel, his muse has been his girlfriend and backbone for four years. Showing her the love and respect she deserves, Kalel pays homage to his lady in an honest and vulnerable track “Can’t Get Enough.” Another DMV heavyweight we should be watching… - Karen Civil

"Kalel - Under Stars"

The DMV’s music scene has long been a rich one, littered with rappers and singers of varying backgrounds and styles that all come together for a mixing bowl of dopeness. Today we share a newer name starting to buzz from the area named Kalel, and his newest ballad “Under Stars.” It’s a romantic single from the DMV rapper, who tackles the BeatConnexx production with ease as he lays down some nice verses and a great hook that piece together for a super smooth jam. - ELEVATOR Magazine



The Last Son (2015)



"Recognize your royalty" is the first thing that should come to mind when mentioning the artist known as Kalel. In the pool of DMV talent, the 23 year old Maryland artist, brands himself as "King Kalel", a representation of his expressed self value. He was listed as a "DMV heavyweight we should be watching" by Karen Civil, upon the release of the love driven single "Can't Get Enough" in 2016. 


Born on Christmas of 1993, Kalel was raised on music ranging from Al Jarreau to Rod Stewart to Michael Jackson. Although a non Hip-Hop upbringing, Kalel attributes his original inspiration, for creating, to Dipset & J. Cole. It wasn't until high school, where he began working on music, presenting original lyrics online, which led to his connection to, and beginning of his recordings with, the Maryland based entertainment company, TZO Entertainment. Today, his music has remnants of his inspirations, combining lyricism and depth with commercial bangers.  

In 2014, Kalel released his first single, titled "Back & Forth", which began a slew of songs leading up to the release of his freshman EP entitled "The Last Son". This led to his first Virginia performance, alongside Maryland artist, Jett Bailey, and then locally acclaimed rapper, Jay IDK.


Kalel's most recent release, and fastest growing single, "Under Stars" earned acclaim from publications such as ELEVATOR Magazine, as he prepared for the release of his newly released EP entitled "kNIGHTS LIKE THIS".

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