Born in Brixton, South London and raised in an unfamiliar Irish town called Kilrush, Nathan Kelleher (Lil Nath) is an unsigned Hip-Hop artist who now resides in East Sussex. Influenced by Old School Hip-Hop, Reggae and Soul music Lil Nath creates his own style of reality rap reflecting on what truly matters most to him. With his prolific lyrical ability coinciding with his distinctive delivery and cadence Lil Nath is on the come up .
In August 2017 he was named 1 of 3 top unsigned artists from BBC Introducing The South, he also gained radio play on BBC Music 6 for his debut release ‘Go With It’. In 2018 he released his debut album titled ‘Respect, Loyalty & Trust’ which had five tracks played on BBC South and his consistent work rate earned him his debut BBC Brighton Live Lounge Session in July.
He is part of the underground collective, Go For It Records and on the 13th of December 2019 he put out a five track EP titled ‘Step On The Scene’ with rapper/producer and founder of Go For It Records, Kayncee. 2019 has seen Lil Nath perform at his first ever music festival as part of Hastings Fat Tuesday, play at the o2 Academy – Islington, collaborate on a 19 track album with Go For It Records and its many affiliates as well as achieve another BBC Live Lounge Session on the 23rd of October, this time with Kayncee.
It was in the Spring of 2019 when Lil Nath & Kayncee teamed up to come up together, and what they have just come up with is the soundtrack for you to start the new year on the right foot, ‘Step On The Scene’.
When asked about the collaboration, Lil Nath expains:
“We are both aspiring artists and we come from different backgrounds. We decided to put our heads together so we could tell each others stories, funneled our common values and set in stone how we both believe in ‘Step On The Scene’. Collectively we both felt it was the best way for us to reach out to like-minded youth and those who are in need of some elevation.”
2020 looks very promising for this young aspiring rapper and his independent label’s roster so don’t sleep on him and watch this space!
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