Though he has studied music seriously since age 9, Kenneth Blume began producing his sophomore year in High School. He began to take his production seriously after placing 2nd in a nationwide electronic music competition a year later through Greenwich High School. A month before graduation, Kenny took an internship in the A&R department of both R.C.A & J records, which helped to open doors around Manhattan. While learning the workings of major label infrastructure, Kenny began to shop his production at recording studios throughout the city; gaining both industry experience and contacts in the process.
In the summer of 2010 he began a new internship with Cinematic Music Group under mentor Jon Shapiro. Cinematic gave Kenny a closer look at the independent side of the music industry, and the importance of self marketing and promotion. Aside from the networking at CMG, the internship lead to Kenny’s in-house production for Cinematic artist Smoke Dza on his last 4 albums: Substance Abuse 1.5, George Kush Da Button, T.H.C, & Rolling Stoned (all available on Itunes).
Since then Kenny has been perfecting his sound, as well as attending Berklee College of Music, where he recently finished his 7th semester as a Music Business major. In 2010, his music also grabbed the attention of up and coming filmmaker Levi Maestro (Nike, Belvedere, EA sports, Casio, etc.), sparking a collaboration for a video for BRISK Ice-Tea’s ad campaign (directed by Levi, music by Kenny). In Summer 2011, Kenny accepted a position at 12ozProphet.com as a contributing writer for the infamous downtown NYC graffiti site, and has had his interviews published on such sites as Hypebeast and Juxtapoz Mag. As of lately, Kenny has produced for such artists as Kendrick Lamar, ScHoolBoy Q, Dom Kennedy, Skeme, Neako, Trademark the SkyDiver, Nesby Phips, Rich Hil, S.T.S and many more.
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