artwork by Webb Hinton
Our friend Vivek Menon, aka Kevin Venom, just released his new single & it is HYPE. 100K doesn’t quit, moving through what sounds like a myriad of different textures with relentless momentum.
Featured on the track, Blue November & Crosby are both rappers Vivek linked with over the internet, thanks in part to the label Born Again New York. Blue November is based in Orlando & Crosby in Chapel Hill – actually he’s Vivek’s neighbor, but they didn’t know this until after he discovered him on SoundCloud. Something they all seem to have in common is their candid musical style & how they’re unafraid to speak on their personal struggles.
image c/o Connor Atkins
Currently based in Chapel Hill where he studied violin performance at UNC, Vivek grew up in Columbia, SC. He’s spending his summer in Colorado, attending & performing at the Aspen Music Festival & School, which is one of the premier summer institutes for classical music in the world 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽
Another fun (& irrelevant 😜) fact is that Aziz Ansari used to look after Vivek when their parents would hit the town together. We really enjoy imagining this scenario, & we’d like to think Aziz would also be really into Kevin Venom’s raps. (Aziz, if you’re reading this, please DM us).
Keep an ear out for Kevin Venom x Lentra’s EP out soon!