Kevyn Hunter is a rapper/writer who was born and raised in the District of Columbia. His stage name is Uptown Hunter. Despite losing his hearing at an early age, Hunter was determined to beat all odds with his love and passion for music. Inspired by both the Notorious B.I.G and Tupac Shakur, Hunter developed a versatile form of word play that does not go unrecognized. He established his music career in 2006 at the historical Takoma Station Tavern. Since completing his first album, “Time for a Change” in February of 2011, Hunter has graced the stages of Time Square Arts Center, Hard Rock Café and various community organizations citywide. In 2013, Hunter released “Self Promotion Vol. 3.”
On July 21, 2015, Hunter will release his third album, The Fork in the Road, which the rapper states displays his comfort level with his lisp and expresses his raw thoughts. Hunter exclaims that this album embolden a different sounds and energy than his previous albums. The Fork in the Road is dedicated to Hunter’s father, the late Kevin James. James was fatally shot in the back of his head while driving his car on January 17, 2014 by someone that owned him money.
While the album is dedicated to Hunter’s father, the album focuses on heartbreak, sacrifice, growth and dealing with the emotional roller coaster of the death of one’s own father to violence.