Music has always been my escape from reality. What began as a hobby quickly turned into a passion and an
aspiration for a future career. My name is Keegan Singh and I go by the artist name of Keegn. I am a 20 year
old up and coming hip-hop artist from Texas. I fell in love with hip-hop music at the age of 12 after
listening to the likes of: Eminem, Lil Wayne, Big Sean and Drake. I fell in love with the realness of the
lyrics and the way in which the artists would talk about their thoughts and life through their songs. It was
something that I had never heard from listening to Pop, EDM and other genres of music. The honest nature of
hip-hop music makes it very easy for listeners to relate to both the music and the artists themselves. It
was no different with me, as the case with many young people growing up, I went through a fair share of
difficulties mentally, socially and academically. I would struggle to express my problems orally to loved
ones and friends and instead I would just write down my problems in the form of lyrics. Little did I know,
this way of expressing myself would become an eventual career path.
At the age of 13 I wrote my first song and decided to release it on Youtube as a way of expressing how I
felt about the problems I was going through. The song wasn’t the best and received quite a lot of hate from
commenters. Of course as a young individual this was disheartening but I never let that stop
me. I kept practicing my craft and realized that I could make a career out of something that I loved so
much. Before graduating high school at the age of 18, my grandfather, who was a huge inspiration to me,
sadly passed away. He would always tell me to do what I love and never give up, it was at that moment that I
really started taking music seriously. I realized that the only thing I want in life is to make a career out
of something I love so much. After he passed away, I started releasing songs on Soundcloud and after gaining
some momentum and traction, I began releasing music on Spotify. My first ever release on Spotify titled
“Bandit” is my most streamed song accumulating over 190,000 streams. Over the past year I have been
releasing music on various streaming activites (Spotify, Apple
Music, iTunes etc.) and I continue to grow as an artist and as a person.
As I continue to develop and gain more popularity as an artist, I want to become an inspiration as a person
to the people that listen to my music. I want to impact and touch people’s lives the way Eminem, Lil Wayne
and other artists touched mine. The message that I put in my music is “The price of ambition”. I talk about
the difficulties and positive aspects of being an ambitious individual and wanting to be the best I can
possibly be. I want to tell people through my music that accomplishing your goals and dreams isn’t going to
be easy, but when things get difficult it’s important to never give up and never lose track of where you
want to be eventually. The journey to the top has many twists and turns and I am very transparent about all
these twists and turns in my music. When I eventually reach the point that I always dreamt of reaching, I
want my music to be a portfolio and follow me, so all my fans can use my journey to inspire their own as
they also try to accomplish all their goals!
Habitat for Humanity
Keegan on social duty, joining Habitat for Humanity, building a house for the under-privileged. A process which requires you to be emotionally invested and expose you to experiences larger than yours. Moments that change your life forever in the way you think and feel about other people. Building the houses, alongside building memories of happiness and fulfillment as you see other people smile.
Keegn’s music is a reflection of life between lines of having and not having, giving and being given and smiles vs frowns.