A legendary talent in the Bay Area, Kev has been rocking the decks for everyone from Wu-Tang to Camp Lo to DAS EFX and the list goes on. He is a true connoisseur of Hip Hop jams, a master of the art form of dejaying, and the host of the longest running Hip-Hop radio show of all time, The Drum, on KZSU.
Kevvy Kev is a New York native: he was born in Brooklyn, raised in Queens, and went to high school in the Bronx. In 1982 Kev came to California to attend Stanford University, bringing a suitcase full of Hip-Hop with him. At the time, Stanford was hardly a haven for B-Boys, but Kev seeded the ground thoroughly. This created an environment that became ground zero for all forms of Hip-Hop, from on-campus parties, to clubs, to concerts, to the now-famous radio show, The Drum, at the campus radio station KZSU.
Broadcasting for 27 years, The Drum is the World’s Longest-Running Hip-Hop radio show, with an impressive list of alums, from Kutmasta Kurt to Sway & Tech and beyond.
After graduating from Stanford, Kev continued to spread the gospel of Hip-Hop, expanding into the commercial radio arena as one of the founding members of the Sway & Tech Wake-Up Show. This led to a five-year stint at KMEL, where in addition to the Wake-Up Show, he worked as a weekend mix-show DJ and host of the 10 O’ Clock Bomb. This was followed by three years at Wild 94.9, where he did the groundbreaking Hip-Hop show The Danger Zone, with a roster of guest artists and DJs culled from the best and brightest on the planet. Through all this time, Kev continued to do The Drum at KZSU, creating a unique and incredible program that made an appearance there an industry-wide rite of passage for up and coming artists.
Most recently, Kev hosted the groundbreaking radio show Gold School, broadcast on Q102 in San Francisco. Focusing on classics as well as an inclusive expression of all facets of the Hip-Hop culture, Gold School was a major resource in the Bay Area and beyond.
In addition, Kev has performed, hosted, and/or DJ’d at literally every club and venue in the San Francisco Bay Area, from the biggest and most elegant to the smallest and grimiest. Internationally, he has been a guest/headlining DJ in Canada; Austria, Germany, France, Japan, Scotland, England, and countless other markets. Kev has also been a guest DJ on Austria´s popular radio show “Tribe Vibes” on the national station FM4, as well as guest host on WRMS in Tours, France. And as the official tour DJ for RZA from the mighty Wu-Tang Clan, Kev has blazed stages from coast to coast as well as overseas.
Today, he continues to expand his reach, making moves from terrestrial radio to the internet, satellite, and TV/Video.