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Born and raised in the suburbs outside of Washington, D.C., Kwame Darko embodies diversity in an ever-changing music industry. Fortunate enough to have grown up in an environment that embraces all social and economic walks of life, his music creates a balance that ultimately builds unity. Through clever word play and witty punch lines, the party never stops. Nonetheless, his storytelling based on life experiences enables listeners to visualize and connect with him emotionally. While the vast majority of Hip-Hop artists today forcibly mold themselves into character with hopes of swaying the audience of their authenticity, Kwame remains humble and true to himself.
His love for music began at a young age but it wasn’t until high school that Kwame and a local following realized his passion was more than a hobby. Kwame’s childhood success as an athlete led him to the University of Maryland where, as a member of the school’s nationally-acclaimed soccer team, he was presented with numerous opportunities to pursue a professional career. He hit a crossroad and a budding music career is the path he chose. After being selected to appear on producer and former Def Jam intern Alex Kresovich’s album The Crowned Prince, several doors opened. As the buzz spread surrounding Kwame’s single “Chillin in It”, he released a mixtape made-up of songs he recorded over the years to get general feedback. The response was overwhelmingly positive and several labels took notice of his potential.
While entertainment as an artist remains his number one passion, Kwame is by no means limited to the studio and stage. His eye for talent, songwriting, producing, business savvy, and overall marketability ensures success at any level in the industry.