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Kero One is a Korean-Californian rapper, producer, and DJ. After releasing his self-produced single “Check the Blueprints” in 2003, he quickly found underground fame in Japan for his niche jazz hiphop sound, eventually selling over 75k copies of his various albums and singles there.
Five solo albums and many tours later, Kero crafted a following amongst fans of mellow and jazzy beats all over the globe. Furthermore, Kero also attracted the attention of some of music’s biggest moguls including co-signs from Stevie Wonder, Will.I.Am, Aloe Blacc, and Epik High and later went on to produce for Korean artist Park Kyung of Block B, where their track "Ordinary Love" became the #1 song in Korea. Staying true to his roots of producing feel good Jazzy beats paid off for Kero. In 2017, Forbes Magazine wrote a feature piece on Kero’s music, calling it “a grand exercise in mixing modern sensibilities with old-school, funk-inspired sounds”. It was through this experience as a producer Kero realized his new mission; to remain true to his style as an independent solo artist while producing on the side for major vocalists worldwide. To stay updated on Instagram, find him @keroone.