KELZ released his debut album The Main Event at age 16. In 2007 a more mature KELZ reentered the music scene with the release of the single ""Ye Ain't Bout Dat"". The ""Ye Ain't Bout Dat single"" did very well for KELZ and debuted on the Billboard Music Charts on September 8, 2007 at #21 on the Hot 100 Hot sigles sales chart, and #89 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop songs chart. The ""Ye Ain't Bout Dat"" single continued to climb the charts on Oct 6, 2007 the song peaked at # 2 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop chart, ironically the song crossed over and landed at #7 on the Hot Pop Sales Chart. The success of the ""Ye Aint Bout Dat"" single lead the Kelz's first national retail tour exclusively through the FYE retail music chain. The ""Ye Ain't Bout Dat"" music video features guest appearances by Raz B (formerly of B2K), rappers Dollah Jones and Tone Tone, and crooner Trey Songz. KELZ is currently in the studio putting the finishing touches on his 2nd project ""ADHD"".
KELZ is also an accomplished drummer who studied under the tuteledge of Grammy nominated drummer Gayelynn McKinney and has won many talent competitions. Kelz has been performing since he was a small child, a highlight of his career a drummer included and appearance on Showtime at the Apollo. As a child model KELZ held campaigns for many major retailers including Hudson's, Sears, JcPenney's, Marc Buchanan, and Little Rascals.
KELZ has been featured in many magazine and publications including
Right On Magazine
Word Up Magazine
Black Beat Magazine
Toxic Magazine UK
The Journal Gazette
Connect With Detroit
KELZ has worked with many successful, certified platinum and award winning producers including:
KHAO (TI, Young Jezzy, R. Kelly, Snoop Dogg, Lil Kim, PSC, Paul Wall, Reuben Studdard)
Mike Winans Jr (Chris Brown, Danity Kane, Vickie Winans, Raz B, P Diddy, Day 26, New Edition)
Chip Dixson (Brandy, Monica, Whitney Houston, Usher)
4th Letter Productions
Silent Riot (D12, Proof, Monica Blaire, Guilty Simpson, Bizarre, Fat Killahz)
KIDD (BG, Tone Tone, K. Dezzy, Shart Dawg, Choppa City Boys)
Bei Maejor (Trey Songz, Bun B, Plies, Jim Jones, Chingy, Yung Joc, Sean Kinston, BG, Brandon Hines)
Team Green (Young Jezzy, Ne Yo, Fabulous, Shawty Redd, Young Bloodz, Red Cafe, Brooke Valentine)
Along with his mother KELZ launched the non-profit company E.O.C.S.O.C (Embracing Our Children-Saving Our Community). By partnering music, with education and awareness KELZ set out to change the blight of the hungry and homeless in his hometown of Detroit Michigan. Kelz reached out to other Detroit rappers and put on a series of free concerts that raised more than 75,000 pounds of food. The success of the Detroit program lead KELZ to launch similar programs in Atlanta, Indiana, Ohio and Florida. to date more than 100 shows have been held. KELZ was the headline act on 2007's ""Black Out"" Tour which also toured middle and high schools across the US.
KELZ made his on screen debut appearing in the highly acclaimed independent Dirty Mitten Films movie ""Project 313"". The movie's soundtrack featured Kelz's original song ""I'm Outside"".
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