Watch the Dell Vie-directed video for “Uzi” below.
Born and raised on the west side of the Bronx on Heath Avenue (Kingsbridge), the 25-year-old Dominican & Columbian rapper credits his sound to the influences all around him. “Being outside every day is mainly where I get my inspiration from. I have much more to talk about in my music.” He continues, “I grew up in a musical household – my father is a musician and my older brother was always listening to rap, so these influences made me appreciate music at a young age.” Kel$Z’s unique New York sound was cemented with the release of countless singles and freestyles, plus his 2017 album ‘Real Fake’ and 2018’s ‘456’.
In early 2020, he released the EP ‘Y2K Joints’ via SoundCloud. The 4-track freestyle EP featured short freestyles over the following instrumentals: Sisqo’s “Thong Song”; Fabolous’ “Young’n (Holla Back)”; Nelly’s “Hot In Herre”; and Jagged Edge’s “Where the Party At.” He plans to release a longer version with additional freestyles a little later this year. But first, Kel$Z is working on an EP to be released shortly.