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Ernest K.


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Nothing about Nashville's Ernest K. is easy to classify, and that's the point. Growing up making beats while most kids made paper airplanes and learning banjo while listening to rap, he's always bent the rules and eschewed the predictable.
Ernest K. is set to change the way we look at the sounds and songs that emerge from Music City – and maybe just rattle the industry to the bone.
Adopted at three 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 learned all of those songs, and in fourth grade I knew way too much language," he laughs. "But I could form cadences I wouldn't have been able to form otherwise. I've always been passionate about forming rhymes. 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"), under the tutelage of Nashville songwriting royalty like the Warren Brothers.
Now working on his first releases, Ernest K. will be unlike anything currently afloat in Nashville. "It would be unfair to say I am a pop artist or a hip-hop artist," he says. "I don't have a genre. I have a lot of genres. Sorry if that's bold."


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