Mr Kelly is an MC and Producer based in London. Since he was young he has always loved music but especially hip hop. It is only fairly recently though that he decided to pick up the mic. He has a passion for wordplay and language and so it seemed the natural next step.
However, his reasons for becoming an MC weren’t too premeditated. He was in a job that wasn’t going so great, well, in fact he hated it! He found himself feeling frustrated and needing a creative vent… so he picked up a pen.
What came out was a bit different. He rapped about work and everyday things, but also subjects that he didn’t hear people rapping about. This resulted in lyrics that were sometimes melancholic, other times angry, but always from the heart and often with a dash of self-deprecating humour mixed in.
Mr Kelly is influenced by many things, but musically he takes inspiration from ‘true school’ hip hop; whether underground, mainstream, classic or modern. He tries to make music that sounds good to the ear and the soul but also has some meaning to it; not to say that every track is ‘conscious’ but he aims to make funky, lyrically hard-hitting and ultimately uplifting music.
I Live This
Debut album 'Square Meal, Square Mile' available now from Bandcamp!!