Adopted at 3 weeks old and victim to a freak heart attack at 19, surmounting ridiculous odds has always been a gift of Ernest K.’s. He learned banjo and guitar before he was a teen and quickly found his passion for hip hop and RnB after discovering the Space Jam soundtrack in the 3rd grade.
"I had a burnt CD with a ton of music on it that I got from a friends older brother. A ton of Em on it (Slim Shady LP, MM LP) , some YingYang Twins, Luda and of course, George Strait .., I mean, yea, for a 4th grade kid I knew way too much language," he laughs. "But I could form cadences I wouldn't have been able to otherwise. I've always been passionate about fun rhymes and wordplay. All of my notebooks from school are full of songs."
Soon, he was getting cuts from the likes of Florida Georgia Line ("Dig Your Roots") and several others under the tutelage of Nashville songwriting royalty like the Warren Brothers.
Ernest K will be unlike anything currently afloat in Nashville. He is the city’s trojan horse when it comes to branching out and putting “music city” on the map for more than just country music. "Its unfair to say I am a pop artist, hip-hop artist or a country artist ," he says. "I don't have a genre. I have a lot of genres." Spending endless amount of time in the studio, he is about to show us what it’s like not having a genre.