Kush Kelz
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Kush Kelz

Montclair, New Jersey, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2014 | INDIE

Montclair, New Jersey, United States | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2014
Solo Hip Hop Spoken Word




"XXL's The Break Presents: Kush Kelz"

Name: Kush Kelz

Age: 22

Hometown: Originally from Trinidad and Tobago, but I grew up in New Jersey.

Most people dont know I: Interned at Asylum Records when I was 17 years old.

I’ve been rapping since: The 4th grade, but taking it seriously since 2009.

My style and skills have been compared to: The only comparison I’ve heard from a technical standpoint is Styles P. From a style standpoint, I pull a lot from Harlem, cause that’s where I was hanging when I was coming up. The fashion out there is different and way more advanced than a lot of places. Really though, I do my own thing and stay working with the newest brands.

My standout records and moments have been: I think the fans really pulled to “Relax in the Sun.” Most recently, I was on the Smokers Club Tour performing with Joey Bad A$$, Juicy J, etc. I also performed at the Dunk Exchange as well.

I’m gonna change the game by: Being universal. I strive to make original and timeless music. To make music that people will listen to years from now.

My goal in hip-hop is: To not be a one hit wonder. I want to have longevity in the game and change peoples’ days. I want people to sit down and listen to my music, feel confident enough in my work where if you are having a bad day you can listen to my work and it’ll put you at ease.

I’m gonna be the next: Kush Kelz.

To check out more of my music: Follow me on Twitter @ihatekushkelz - XXL MAGAZINE

"Kush Kelz ft Troy Ave - Takin Ova"

Kush Kelz has been playing it Cool since July, when he last stepped into the Booth with a fresh record. Now that it’s 2014, though, he and his clique are “Takin Ova everything.” On the Jersey repper’s first single of the new year, the inaugural song release off his next mixtape, he and a homie from the other side of the Hudson link up to give listeners a preview of the big moves they’re gonna be making in the next 12 months. Over beatsmith Kortni Sean‘s stark synths and thundering percussion, the headliner trades brash, braggadocio-soaked verses with NYC buzzmaker Troy Ave. Feeling it? Then stay tuned to the Booth for the latest on Kelz’s ongoing conquest of the rap game, beginning with the unscheduled release of his Very Fresh 2 street album. - DjBooth.net

"Kush Kelz “Live From The Darkside” [Video]"

Kush Kelz drops a visual for this Debski-produced track. Taking place in the neighborhoods of Jersey, the rapper details a reflective tale of turning onto the less-sought-after road. The plot-driven video details the story of a young thug’s come up and eventual downfall from his real clique. Check out the video above. - XXL MAGAZINE

"Kush Kelz – “I Want It”"

Kush Kelz is back with a hypnotic banger produced by fellow New Jersey native RL. “I Want It” paints a picture of the grand ambition that drives Kush’s endless hustle.

Listen to more from Kush Kelz on his Soundcloud. - Mechanical Dummy

"Kush Kelz – Very Fresh [Mixtape]"

With a name like Kush Kelz, you can figure what he rhymes about off the gate. Welcome the New Jersey native to the OnSMASH screen. Very Fresh is his latest mixtape and his dedication to the good herb, as well as the hustle of getting cash. If you indulge in the sport of touching the sky, you might want to press play and check this out.
- Free OnSmash.

"Young G’z: Kush Kelz"

Don’t let his name mislead you, Kush Kelz is not one of the typical weed rappers that’s flooded the music industry in recent years. The Trinidad-born, New Jersey-bred MC is capable of making any style of Hip Hop and is dedicated to creating a universal brand with his art. Since the release of his 2012 project “Very Fresh,” he’s been on a non-stop grind to take his career to the next level.

For our latest Young G’z feature, MechanicalDummy.com got up with the versatile MC whose dream is to have his music heard on every continent. - Mechanical Dummy

"Kush Kelz In The Spotlight"

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"Kush Kelz - The Lesson"

"Shoutouts to homie Kush Kelz. Been a supporter of the homie for awhile now, his visuals are always solid (which he also does himself which is dope) and his bars are always tough. This is one of his new cuts 'The Lesson'. Lookout for new music from the home soon" - Mordi of "The Come Up"


"I Think The Neighbors Know" via iTunes.com

"Very Fresh 2" via LiveMixtapes.com

"Very Fresh" via Datpiff.com

"So Much Kush" via HotNewHipHop.Com

"Kush & Cognac" via Datpiff.com

"The Re-Up" via HotNewHipHop.Com

"Front Me Some Work" via HotNewHipHop.Com



Originally from Trinidad & Tobago, but raised in New Jersey, Kush Kelz has always had big dreams. Growing up he wrote rhymes as a hobby, and man are we glad that he decided to turn his hobby into a career. Kush Kelz’s smooth flow and soulful beats create the perfect atmosphere for closing your eyes and losing yourself in music. Mr. Kelz has already shared the stage with names like Joey Bada$$ ,A$AP Rocky ,AB SOUL, Prodigy (Mob Deep), Juicy J ,FLATBUSH ZOMBIES & more,Headlined & sold out the Legendary S.O.B.'s venue in NYC, and has collaborated on records with artist such as JIM JONES,KAP G,AB-SOUL ,ROYCE RIZZY (AKA 24HRS) to name a few. As of 2016,Kush Kelz now has his own brand of Orange Soda "Kelz Orange Soda" @KelzOrangeSoda as well as a set of skateboard decks which are just two of the many exclusive merch pieces produced by "Y.F.S."

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