K-Major collaborates with Pablo Dylan, track featured on Rolling Stone magazine's website
by Marie Nesmith
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Cartersville native K-Major, whose given name is Kendricke Brown, recently collaborated with Pablo Dylan, grandson of Bob Dylan.
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Cartersville native K-Major, whose given name is Kendricke Brown, recently collaborated with Pablo Dylan, grandson of Bob Dylan. SPECIAL
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Recently featured in Rolling Stone magazine, K-Major is continuing to make a name for himself in the music industry. In the past year, the Cartersville native whose given name is Kendricke Brown, has made significant strides, ranging from competing on the Wild-Out Wednesday segment of the BET network's "106 & Park" to collaborating with artists, such as Pablo Dylan, Darnell Robinson and Lil Chuckee.

"It's been pretty fast," K-Major said. "It definitely came overnight. I've been staying with my friend Darnell Robinson [of] MTV '[My Super] Sweet 16.' We've been working a lot. Ever since then, things have took off overnight. I really don't know where it came from. We just started shooting a lot of videos. I got the attention of Young Money, which is Lil Wayne's label. They actually signed me to a single deal, which is a song deal. And from then, I've just been working. I've done songs with Pablo Dylan -- he's the grandson of the legendary Bob Dylan -- [and because of that] I was featured in Rolling Stone.

"Rolling Stone is one of the hardest magazines to get in in the world. Online they had the video," he said, referring to the "Top of the World" track that was posted in the July 22 online article. "In the printed copy, they actually had my name. They mentioned the video but they couldn't have it and they mentioned the song featuring K-Major and Darnell Robinson. ... [Being in Rolling Stone] made me work harder. Immediately I started doing a lot of stuff with a lot of different artists, like Lil Chuckee from Young Money and I also got the attention of the president of Young Money, Mack Maine. On Twitter he mentioned three of his favorite songs out right now and one of the songs listed was mine and Lil Chuckee. And for him to say that, that's big too."

Along with his various collaborations, K-Major, 20, also is gearing up to be the headliner for Blaze the Stage competitions/showcases in New York City on Saturday and Atlanta Aug. 28.

According to www.blazethestage.com, "The idea for Blaze the Stage was conceived by Pat Charles -- senior show writer for BET's '106 & Park' and the casting director of the wildly popular weekly segment, 'Wild-Out Wednesday.' PC not only writes the scripts for '106 & Park' -- and a long list of BET specials including 'Spring Bling' -- but he also created the Wild-Out Wednesday segment for the show. After the segment became a big hit, PC wanted to do even more for the kids who had already appeared on W.O.W; he wanted to grant them additional opportunities to showcase their talents and increase their chances of taking their goals to the next level.

"When PC's good friend Terrence Clayton -- audience casting manager for BET's '106 & Park' -- approached PC about creating a private industry showcase to feature unsigned talent from all over the country, they brainstormed the perfect event: Blaze the Stage. Two months later, on Dec. 27, 2006, hundreds of families, record label executives, music industry affiliates and W.O.W. fans attended the first annual Blaze the Stage Holiday Showcase, held at the Peter J. Sharp Theater in Manhattan's Symphony Space. It was hailed as a great success and it boosted the careers of many performers. Since then, Blaze the Stage has created a buzz that keeps getting bigger. PC then decided to add a Summer Showcase to the annual Blaze the Stage schedule. ... BTS keeps getting bigger by the year and it is becoming one of the biggest brands in the world of underground talent."

A 2009 graduate of Cartersville High School, K-Major is staying busy, juggling his audio production studies at The Art Institute of Atlanta with being a musician and running an independent record label.

His music career started when at 15, he sold more than 3,000 copies of his first album, "Underage Restriction," in Cartersville. Afterward he signed a professional record contract with Black Shield in Atlanta, then joined his brother, Kenny, to form the independent record label 3MG Entertainment.

"I think my sound is very distinct," K-Major said. "I have my own sound as far as my voice. I get compared to a lot of artists because I'm new to the industry. But a lot of people are requesting me, especially like Pablo Dylan. For him to come to me like, 'Hey I want you on a record. I've heard of you.' I get a lot of that and that's why my name has spread so fast is because of the artists I'm featuring with. So I think my sound is its own. It's a unique sound that I took time to create over the years."

Echoing K-Major's comments, his road manager Rebecca Oakman believes his work with other vocalists combined with his versatility makes him a unique artist.

"For me, what sets him apart is that he's well-rounded," Oakman said. "Not only does he rap, write, produce and engineer [but] he's really humble. Right now he's really featuring, [collaborating with] a lot of other major artists right now.

"Some of them have actually, I wouldn't say they've been sitting on the shelf with their music, but they haven't been producing hot music, and he's just coming in and being real humble and making their projects better. In the long run, it's helping his project out. It kind of sets him apart from a lot of the other artists that are unsigned like him."

For more information about K-Major and his music, visit www.kmajor.com or his Facebook page or follow him on www.twitter.com/kmajormusic.