Born on August 4, 1999, hip-hop artist Nate Kest has only recently turned 21 years old. Making his way into the industry, the young adult has already dropped several singles in the past five years. “I’ve been making music since 2016 and never stopped,” Nate shares. Carrying his unique brand of hip-hop, Nate is hustling to make a name for himself in the genre.
Nate got his start in music and, specifically, the hip-hop genre when a friend of his made a song during their sophomore year in high school. At that time, Nate did not think it was possible to create and produce music without the fame to back you up. With his interest piqued, Nate asked his friend to show him how the song was made and, for the first time, stepped into a music studio.
“I fell in love with the feeling,” Nate recalls. “My own potential has always been my biggest motivator. I want to see how far it goes.” It was then and there that the young creative decided to pursue a path in music and began investing time and effort into improving his craft.
Now with popular singles under his belt such as “Lost Boy,” “DeZire,” “Portrait of Camilia,” “Double Vision,” “Lullaby Love,” and “Scared to Love,” Nate is a verified artist with hundreds of listeners on music streaming sites. The hip-hop creative takes inspiration from his positive and spiritual upbringing.
Raised in a family whose surname is a household name in the world of yoga, Nate grew up surrounded by positivity and light. His music gave him an outlet and a chance to play in the darkness while living in the light. As Nate says, his music is his playful side, which can, in turn, be his dark side, as well. Meditating daily to achieve peace of mind allows him to be transparent and vulnerable in his lyrics.
“My music touches on love, luxury, and has an unspoken sex appeal that draws you in. You feel something when you listen to it. It’s all very honest,” Nate reveals. “At the end of the day, we’re all going through similar things, my honesty and vulnerability by nature is relatable to those that listen.”
Nate has recently released his 2020 album entitled Paradise Lost. The 13 minute-album features an impressive tracklist with titles such as “Twilight,” “Dark Romance,” “Lilith,” “Puff Pass Love,” and thirty-second “Euphoria” and “Lights Out Interlude.” With his raw sound, Nate expresses his inner turmoil while uplifting his following.
At such a young age, Nate is only taking the first few steps to a bright future. Five years down the line would mark his first decade in the industry. By then, Nate hopes to have inspired his fanbase to journey in life toward their aspirations.
By producing more of his authentic and vulnerable music, Nate seeks to motivate his reach to follow their dreams and realize their goals. In half a decade, Nate wants himself “to be up there with the greats, and to push others to stop looking at the clock, and move on with their journeys.”
Listen to Nate’s raw sound and stay updated on his latest track releases on Spotify.