Share your life story with us. 
Born Stephon Parker on October 23, 1986, KT the Legend aka “Know This” is the second oldest of five siblings (as with additional siblings). Stephon grew up on the rough west-side of Chicago but raised in a very Christian-oriented environment where he attended Public & Catholic schools before he and his family relocated to Florida. He graduated from Sarasota High School in 2006.

As a young boy Stephon entertained his family in the house and at family functions preparing skit’s that would have them in complete laughter. After hearing recordings of the Jackson 5 as a young kid, and realizing that he, too, had rhythm, harmony, and a voice, KT was inspired to become a recording artist. KT realized, however, that there is much more to becoming a recording artist than just singing or rapping. He decided that he wanted to put on a show that would make the same impression on others that the Jackson 5 had made on him.

KT first began his rap career as Katastrophy, where he took on a heavy street hustle and grind while looking up to and taking lessons from other major artists such as King Mello, Mike Jones, and other inspiring legends during his involvement with BMP Records. KT first started recording himself and his friends with a tape recorder in his bathroom to an industry beat called “Hard Knock Life” by Jay-Z, whom KT calls a legend in his eyes.

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Share your press release. 
www.ktthelegend.com

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List the names of those that have assisted you so far in your music career and use this opportunity to thank them. 

I would like to thank Mike Jones, Bone Thugs n Harmony, my family, loyal friends, and my true fans for sticking with me through the toughest times. Always pick up my calls no matter what for business or to just talk. As well as social media messages and text saying to keep on pushing. I appreciate each and everyone of you.

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Narrate your experience while recording in the studio or while touring.

My experience while recording I try to make as simple as I can in the process. I lay down the best main vocal, and then I drop my backings to give it force. Next what I do is give it punchlines to spice it up. Last but not least to make sure the song is dope by giving it a free track to say whatever I feel I missed or just to build hype in certain areas of the song. Now while I’m touring I try and stick to a tour plan but during my off time while touring I’m writing new music or having a blast.

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Go into detail about your songwriting process. 

 I listen to the beat a few times the words start to form in my head as well as delivery. Next I write down what comes to me for the hook; then I continue to write my verses in accordance with the meaning of the song.

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Brief us on what you have on the way for your fans out there. 

Projects I have on the way are my album “Ghetto Dreams as a Ghetto Child” which features double platinum recording artist Mike Jones, and a mixtape featuring my release “Made Different”.

All will be available thru my website www.ktthelegend.com .

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Tell us what you are doing to increase your fan base. 

To increase my fans I use many different types of platforms, run engaging ads for low click prices, run street campaigns, and social media for me also makes awareness of what I’m doing and does great when I call to action.

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Tell us that point in time that you just feel like giving up on your music career. 

Never really felt like giving up but at one point in my life I thought about doing something different but just creating good music and just sharing it for the hell of it. Sometimes when it seems like your putting in so many years of hard work and people don’t appreciate the hard work cause it’s not them putting in the time to show creativity. I encourage everyone trying to keep pushing because you will see the light in time.

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Go into detail on how you make your instrumentation or melody. 

My melody is made from the words I produce to the sound of the beat and vibrations and vibes I get that makes me put my soul into my efforts. That’s what makes a beautiful thing.

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Tell us the best way to get in touch with you on social media. 

I do use Instagram a lot to post and message, as well as Facebook and Soundcloud.

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Give us the links to your various stores. 

http://itunes.apple.com/album/id1324295409?ls=1&app=itunes

http://itunes.apple.com/album/id/1324295409

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Tell us your favourite genre of music. 

I would have to say my favorite genre is Hip Hop.

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Tell us the subject matter of most of your songs. 

Most of my music talks about the real life, the everyday struggle, love and happiness, making changes to succeed.

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Tell us all we need to know about this song. 

This song is called “Good vs. Badd”. The meaning behind the song is telling the story of how a good girl differs from a bad girl. When I say ‘bad’ I mean a girl that really has her ducks in a row, beyond beautiful, with the greatest of a seductive side to her. While a good girl is trying to look like a bad girl but she is too goody goody for the norm.

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Tell us what you think about digital distribution and streaming. 

I think digital distribution is great but streaming is to me the portal of music. Streaming opens new opportunities for artists to be heard and known worldwide. I love and support it 100%.

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Tell us various ways that artists can boost their revenue.
Ways artist can boost revenues are by streaming, selling hardcopy CDs, doing shows, getting YouTube monetization, becoming a talent buyer of other talents, and so forth.

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Tell us your thought on self-training and going to 
educational institution to study music. 

I believe training yourself to gain discipline is one thing but what you don’t know you’re going to learn from somewhere or somebody so it’s always good to have mentors and influences. Now school and things in that sort if you’re going to gain knowledge on the business then go for it but just keep in mind things change everyday.

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Go on at length on what it takes to write a hit song. 

What it takes to write a hit single is a bunch of great things but in order to secure a hit single the song’s hook has to have an emphasis and repeated chant.

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Tell us what you will buy if you want to build your own studio. 

When I built my own studio the first thing I would get is a solid interface, then I would aim for a great vocal mic.

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Go on at length on what it takes to gain the attention of the audience while playing live. 

To gain the attention of an audience while playing live is giving them a reason to get excited. Sometimes you will have to do certain gestures to get them hyped. Your show has to be planned well to not look shabby, and making sure you include the audience you’re in front of by engaging with them. Speak to them, involve them and they won’t forget you.

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List your five favourite songwriters. 

Neyo

Usher

Beyonce

Jayz

Eminem

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List your five favourite music producers. 

Scott Storch

David Banta

DJ Demik

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Describe in details how you feel when you hear your song on the radio. 

The best feeling when waking up in the morning to turn on the radio and hear your song gives you chills and comfort.

 

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