Born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio and its surrounding suburbs, 3vd grew up in a house with five other siblings, where he learned how to fend for himself at an early age. The son of a Kenyan father, who was a famous musician in Nairobi, 3vd has been around music in one way or another for his entire life. He began writing when he was only 8-years-old and completed an album at the tender age of ten.
In addition to writing and performing music, 3vd produces and engineers, something that sets him apart from other rappers his age. He also writes all of his own raps and incorporates elements of Pop and R&B into his music to create a unique and timeless sound. He credits Jay-Z as the person who made him want to rap, and is influenced by soul singers like Erykah Badu, Lauryn Hill and Jill Scott. All of this is reflected in 3vd’s sound which is melodic and whimsical, but also hard-hitting, and oftentimes rooted in storytelling.
With no plans of slowing down anytime soon, 3vd is using 2020 as the year that he will continue establishing himself as a force to be reckoned with in the music industry. He is releasing one video per month via his Youtube channel, and is looking forward to helping shed light on up and coming musicians and content creators.
3vd released his 12-track full length album, 3vdWorld in May of 2019, and has performed at The Grog Shop in Cleveland, Ohio. Keep up with all that 3vd has going on by following him on all social media platforms @3vdWorld.