Neo Gold newcomer, Keilan Lockett aka Kéilan, may be new to the music industry, however, the powerhouse vocalist is not new to the arts! Kéilan is an alum of the illustrious Booker T Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts; where he was able to become a more well rounded artist in his own regard.
Having performed on many big stages, Kéilan has already built a name for himself, being known as a great live performer. Which will certainly take him far in this industry in the coming months and years!
Kéilan is a: Pop, Alternative, R&B/Soul singer who has the vocal delivery of a poised A-list singer beyond his years. Kéilan can act, dance, create choreography, produce music, and is even skilled in graphic design. What can’t this young man do!?
On September 11, 2020, Kéilan released a self produced album titled, Pilot, with much support from his fans. And, on October 2, 2020, Pilot was re-released exclusively through Neo Gold Records, marking celebration for both parties.
Pilot finds Kéilan on an array of diverse set of atmospheric production, that allows for his detailed pen to deliver deep messages, and powerful vocals to be heard as the main star on his records! This kid is already ahead of his time!
If you’re a fan of traditional Hip Hop and the DFW music scene, then Heavyweights of Hip Hop 4 was the event you needed to attend. The event featured performances from acts such as: Dem Ledesma Boyz, The Village, Bout Time Ent, Fort Nox, Crew 54, Loose Cannons, and DA U.A. at one of the perennial staple venues in Ft. Worth, The Rail Club Live. In adddition, The Rail Club Live has made headlines on their this year with their fight to stay open against the pressure from the Texas Government.
Heavyweights of Hip Hop 4 was a success; the night started with high flying emcees Dem Ledesma Boyz who are known for engaging crowds with their exciting yet technical rapping style and showmanship, which transitioned into a performance by socially conscious collective The Village who left plenty of gems for those in attendance to take, balanced with a vibe that Erykah Badu would enjoy, great job!
Followed by a set of fire performances from Bout Time Entertainment who’s vibe was amazing (Shoutout to Dread Blk), and the ever growing Loose Cannons, who set their microphones a blaze with their dope bars! Crew 54 unexpectedly blew us away, the production that was met by their lyrics was something really special to watch!
When Fort Nox hit stage, they showcased why they have been in the game for over 10 years, salute to their sweet performance. In addition, being able to watch DA U.A. perform is always a pleasure as they brought the house down… “With a shake down”.
Shoutout to The Rail Club Live, Da U.A., Douglas Elliot, DJ Dogstyle and Queenz Catering for preparing great food & shining light on local talents in the DFW, truly providing them with a platform to be remembered!
Dallas emcee Jahn Dough has brought the vibes all 2020; he released Obsidian (LP) back in January, and is back with his latest effort Joyride. A 7 track effort that features amazing collaborations from: Matt Swagnew, LaVoyce, Coach Tev, Helen Hailu, Ant Midas, Super Miles & Donny Domino.
After the incredible performance showcased on Obsidian, what else is left for Jahnny Duffle? Well, he answered that question and some; starting with his verse on the soulful Playmate. Mr.Dough really showcased his artistic evolution when drawing back to his California roots on tracks like Cruise & one of the best G-Funk tracks of the year on Alone (Nate Dogg would be proud).