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Tevon Akeem Telfer (Born March 20, 1989), better known by his stage name Keemo V, is an independent American hip hop recording artist from Brooklyn, New York. Keemo V has pioneered a group of young people who seem to share the same hunger for life and its successes, known as Have(K)Nots.
Keemo V was born to Trinidad and Tobago parents in Brooklyn, New York. Keemo V grew up on the streets of Nostrand Ave, raised by his grandmother Neola Scott. At the age of 8 Keemo V moved from Brooklyn, New York down south to Georgia, to live with his mother until the age of 14. Moving from home to home at a very young age, Keemo V at 16 found himself on his own.
While in Georgia he graduated from high school and decided to attend college. During his short stay in college Keemo V decided attending school was not for him and moved to Nashville, Tennessee.
Throughout his life music has always been a huge part of him. Starting with poetry as a way to escape and write down his thoughts and feelings, later taking his poetry and formulated it into music. Realizing later what he was capable of, he started writing more and more eventually turning his poetry into songs. Keemo V refers to his music as "ME-sic", not limiting himself to any certain genre of music; "I do a lot of hip hop and rap, but music is music and I don't believe in types.” So I do ME-sic."
Keemo V’s most recently released project entitled “Sedated” recorded at Omni Studios, includes the hits “Green Flow” and “DGDF”. In his single "Don't Push Me", previously recorded at Music Row Studios downtown Nashville, Tennessee, he lets you hear a glimpse of his talent and what he considers his “ME-sic”. As a young artist Keemo V has many goals and aspirations for his music.
"I just want to go further than I've ever been and continue to climb. I want every day people to hear me, feel my vibes, love my energy, and indulge in my lyrics.”
"I chose to pursue music because I realize how music affects people and instead of holding all my thoughts to myself, I use it as a way to escape, I decided to share because us as people go through the same things and music helps people get through situations and they are able to find an escape as well through my music." -Keemo V