Kevin K Walker JR (born 15 November 1985), popularly known as Ktborderline, is an African-American musician. Ktborderline incorporates a unique style that is inspired by the hip-hop genre. He has gained much popularity in the country with the release of his debut song Fresh in the Club and is best known for his eclectic songs such as Amerikkk, Push, Hands Up, Never Trust, Jungle, and Last Song.
Ktborderline’s music is available on all the music streaming platforms such as Spotify, Apple Music, Soundcloud, and YouTube. He has also been featured in several media outlets such as Influencive, London Daily Post, Yahoo, ED Times, Insider, Disrupt Magazine, and others.
Early life and education
Ktborderline developed a passion for music at an early age. When he was in sixth grade, Ktborderline started engaging in multiple music-related activities and was influenced by BOX, a trending music channel. He graduated from high school in 2004.
Ktborderline started writing music when he was in high school and began his professional career as a hip hop artist right after graduating from high school. A year later, he met Gaetano “Tommy Gunnz Piccirilli, another hip hop artist in Nashville, TN, where they worked as construction workers. Having a mutual interest in rap music, Ktborderline and Tommy Gunnz formed a rap group that lasted for over seven years. Later, the artists parted ways due to personal differences.
Ktborderline’s debut music video - Fresh In The Club, gained much popularity, crossing over a million views within a week.
Ktborderline’s songs are reflective of his sacrifices and struggles and follow his journey to becoming a self-made musician. His songs portray the condition of Black People in America, describing police brutality and racism.
Apart from his career as a rising hip-hop artist, Ktborderline is also passionate about social media marketing and is often seen experimenting with the concept of Search Engine Optimization.
- Fresh In The Club, 2013
- Push Ft. Josh Rhys Owen, 2018
- Amerikkk, 2020
- Hands Up Ft. Muvi, 2020
- never trust Ft. Shawn Rock, 2020
- Jungle Ft. AR-AB, 2020
- Last Shot Ft. Londynn Walker, 2020
Ktborderline is the recipient of the Ac Press Plaque award. He has also received Spotify award and YouTube award for millions of streams.
Ktborderline’s music style is influenced by Jay Z, Meek Mill and Drake.
In the media
- "How Ktborderline is set to disrupt the hip hop music scene". www.wfmj.com. Retrieved 15 January 2021.
- "How Ktborderline is set to disrupt the hip hop music scene?". finance.yahoo.com. Retrieved 15 January 2021.
- "Quick Chat With Rapper Ktborderline". ABOUT INSIDER. 7 July 2020. Retrieved 15 January 2021.
- "How Ktborderline is set to disrupt the hip hop music scene?". ED Times | Youth Media Channel. 7 October 2020. Retrieved 15 January 2021.
- "KTBORDERLINE: A Role Model for Rap Music". Disrupt Magazine. 12 December 2020. Retrieved 15 January 2021.
- Kumawat, Giriraj (13 December 2020). "How did you get the name KTBORDERLINE ?". Medium. Retrieved 15 January 2021.