Germany’s answer to hip-hop, Serious Klein brings the heat with the insanely hooky “Boy Boy” (Released via Majestic Casual)
Germany-based, Ghanian rapper Serious Klein releases the first single from his long awaited debut album. Single “Boy Boy” produced by Rascal (Chance The Rapper, SiR, Justin Bieber, Top Dawg Entertainment) and Shove Island, is a catchy, tongue-in-cheek offering which showcases a charming brashness.
Picked to perform alongside Alicia Keys as ‘one of the hottest urban newcomers in Germany’ and after joint headline shows alongside PUSHA T’, the young rapper is ready to release his most explosive body of work to date.
“hypnotic” - Highsnobiety
“Serious Klein shutting it down for NIKE” - NIKE
“..in his own league” - Colors Berlin
Kelvin Boakye, better known by his stage name Serious Klein is an English rapping MC that has emerged out the underground hip hop scene in Germany.
Debut EP “The Serious Outlook” (2012) put Klein on the map in his small German city. His following EPs “The Introduction“ (2015) and "Summer 03’s Problem” (2016) gained Klein more popularity within his local market and a new found recognition in the US & UK.
His sound which he describes as ‘art rap’ is in his words an eclectic mix up of jazz, rap, hip hop, trap and soul. His intrinsic sound stems from his love of music of all kinds and is heavily influenced by a variety of artists ranging from 2Pac Shakur to Luther Vandross.
2016 was the year that saw Serious coming into contact with multiple international artists like Denzel Curry, Mick Jenkins, The Underachievers and Bryson Tiller, some of who he has now supported on European tour dates.
Later that year, Serious was invited to perform at grammy award winner Alicia Keys’s underground in Berlin and was recognised by the lady herself as one of the hottest urban newcomers in Germany. Serious Klein is expected to deliver his highly-anticipated album in 2018.