K-Major to perform on BET's 106 & Park Wednesday
by Marie Nesmith
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K-Major and Team 3MG rehearse at Gold’s Gym in Cartersville for their appearance on the BET network’s Wild-Out Wednesday segment on Wednesday at 6 p.m. From left are Curtis Williams, La’KeVaun Green, Rahbi McAfee and Kendricke Brown, also known as J.R., Lil’ Folk, Y. Beezy and K-Major, respectively.
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K-Major and Team 3MG rehearse at Gold’s Gym in Cartersville for their appearance on the BET network’s Wild-Out Wednesday segment on Wednesday at 6 p.m. From left are Curtis Williams, La’KeVaun Green, Rahbi McAfee and Kendricke Brown, also known as J.R., Lil’ Folk, Y. Beezy and K-Major, respectively. SKIP BUTLER/The Daily Tribune News
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While K-Major already has made various strides in the music industry, his biggest opportunity to date will materialize Wednesday.

During an audition in Tennessee over the summer, the Cartersville native whose given name is Kendricke Brown, beat out more than 25 acts to win a spot on the BET network's 106 & Park. Appearing on the show's Wild-Out Wednesday segment at 6 p.m., he will perform "My Song" with Team 3MG, comprised of Bartow County residents La'KeVaun Green, Rahbi McAfee and Curtis Williams.

"It means a lot to be able to perform in front of millions," K-Major said. "I think it's historic. I think I'm like the first [hip-hop/R&B] musician out of Cartersville ever to do something like this so I feel like I've got to go up there and make a statement.

"It's not only a great opportunity to perform in front of millions, but it's also a great opportunity to show others here that they can do it too if I can do it. ... I'm very excited. I wouldn't say [I am] nervous. It's just an opportunity that I've been waiting for for a long time. So I feel like I'm prepared for it."

Immediately following the live performances of K-Major and two other competing artists, the public will vote for their favorite act Wednesday evening. To vote for Brown, fans will visit BET's website, www.bet.com, or text "A" to 79922.

"I think this will be the ultimate stage for him," said Kenny Brown, K-Major's manager and older brother. "[It is] probably the biggest opportunity he's had at this point in his career and could possibly lead him to a record deal with one of these labels in New York and a tour.

"Depending on how he does on this show and his fan turnout, he could possibly be selected for the BET Spring Bling tour. It's where they go down to Miami and they perform along with a lot of major artists as well as he could be selected to the college tour where he goes around to different colleges throughout the nation and performs."

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 3MG Entertainment.

K-Major's hip hop/R&B single "My Song," is featured on "The MAJORity Rules," a mixtape that also includes tracks with artists like Juney Boomdata and Darnell Robinson.

Prior to its release in September, he performed "My Song" at TJ's DJ's Tastemakers DJ/Music Conference. At the time, the single was playing on more than 350 Clear Channel radio stations across the nation. He received the opportunity to appear at the Feb. 17 conference by winning the Tastemakers Got Talent Show in Tallahassee, Fla., where 20 entrants performed one song and were judged on their music quality, crowd interaction and showmanship.

To kick off "The MAJORity Rules" release, he headlined a tour from Sept. 8 to Nov. 13. Starting at Woodland High School, the tour featured performances in Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi and Florida.

Describing his 19-year-old brother as a well-rounded artist, Brown said some of K-Major's attributes include being a singer, rapper, producer and writer.

"[His] originality, versatility [sets him apart]," Brown said. "He writes his own material. He produces his own material. ... With him being a sophomore at The Art Institute of Atlanta, he is a student of art. He's a natural. He's a star."

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.