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K-Def


Hip-Hop/Rap
A.k.a. Kevin Hansford

K-DEF’s musical synapses formed amidst Hip-Hop’s golden-era of late night radio DJs andthe then-emergent art of sampling. Being creatively inspired and active during this unique point in time granted K-Def a position constantly ahead of the curve when it came to production and DJing, both conceptually and technologically. His arc from apprentice to master propelled throughout the 1990s and 2000s working with artists from LL Cool J, Lords Of The Underground, Larry-O (as Real Live), Ghostface Killah and Diddy, to scoring for television networks HBO and BET, earning him praise as “a producer’s producer” from critics and musical peers alike (Dr. Dre sampled a K-Def production for a track on his Aftermath LP). Having observed all of the stylistic upheavals of the genre since its inception, the New Jersey native remains committed to the dynamics of break-beat sampling with the same passion he had when witnessing its creation. Today, K's growing discography is solidifying his place in Hip-Hop history and is audibly documenting his evolution with unreleased works from the 90’s and new material utilizing revolutionary, contemporary production techniques.

        
Discography

Title Artist Year Type
In The MomentK-Def2017Album
Left In My DustK-Def Featuring Artifacts2017Single
Gimme A Break!K-Def2017Single
The Way It Was / The Unpredictable GeminiK-Def2016Compil.
The Way It WasK-Def2016Album
Breaks For HireMekalek / K-Def2016Single
The Unpredictable GeminiK-Def2016Album
The Jersey ConnectionK-Def & El Da Sensei are The Enforcers2016Album
American Gangster InstrumentalsK-Def2016Album
Looking For The Perfect Remix Volume 1DJ EFN Presents K-Def2015Single
Cool Convos In Quantum SpeechRaw Poetic & K-Def2015Album
Tape TwoK-Def2015Album
Back To The BeatK-Def & The 45 King2014Album
Tape OneK-Def2014Album
The Article EPK-Def2013Album
The ProgramK-Def2013Album
The MeetingK-Def2013Album
Looking For The Perfect Break Volume 2K-Def2013Album
Genius EPK-Def2013Album
The ExhibitK-Def2013Album
K-Def Bonus Beats Volume 3K-Def2013Single
K-Def Bonus Beats Volume 2K-Def2013Single
K-Def Presents Prime SuspectsK-Def2013Single
Signature Sevens Vol.2 - K-Def Presents J-TwiceK-Def2013Single
Signature Sevens Vol.3 - K-Def Presents World RenownK-Def2013Single
One Man BandK-Def2013Album
Ghettoman's Hideout ThemeK-Def2012Single
Back To BasicsK-Def2012Single
Miner League Vol. 1K-Def, Damu The Fudgemunk2012Single
Easy Way Out EPRaw Poetic & K-Def2012Single
Signature Sevens Vol.1 - K-Def Presents Rated RK-Def2012Single
K-Def Bonus Beats Volume 1K-Def2012Single
Sneak Shot EPK-Def2012Single
For Def's SakeK-Def2011Single
Da Supa HeathK-Def2011Single
Night ShiftK-Def2011Album
Year Of The Hip HopK-Def Featuring LL Cool J2011Album
Beats From The 90's Vol. 2K-Def2009Album
Beats From The 90's Vol. 1K-Def2008Album
Willie Boo Boo "The Fool"K-Def2006Album
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