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KOVAS joins Lupe Fiasco’s Tetsuo and Youth Tour as Lupe’s show DJ on select dates, including Lupe’s sold out hometown show in Chicago at House of Blues.

Recording artist, producer, director & DJ KOVAS will join Lupe Fiasco’s  Tetsuo and Youth Tour across America as Lupe’s show DJ. The tour is in conjunction with the release of Lupe’s fifth album “Tetsuo and Youth”

The multi-talented KOVAS is not only an acclaimed recording artist with his music being featured Madden NFL video game, Oscar™ – nominated film “Captain Phillips” “22 Jump Street” & tv show “Glee”,  a music producer who has produced & remixed for De La Soul, Chris Brown, Justin Timberlake & Taylor Swift, but as a DJ, KOVAS has played venues all over world including Paris, Jamaica, NYC and most recently DJ’d  special events for the Emmy’s and Fox TV’s hit TV series New Girl.

Double 0 of the rap group “Kidz In The Hall” will handle DJ duties on the rest of the dates.

Testsuo & Youth Tour-1

June 8 SF

June 9 LA

June 10 OC

June 12 VEGAS

June 14 PHX

June 15 SD

Jul 1 CHI



Check out some candid shots of the tour from KOVAS’ photo diary & Instagram below:

features KOVAS & Nikki Jean at soundcheck, backstage and pre show

KOVAS joins Lupe Fiasco’s Tetsuo And Youth Tour

KOVAS – Hot Girls (To The Floor) maxi-single

Hot girl art work

KOVAS drops the maxi – single “Hot Girls” from his upcoming album “Hollywood”. The song also appears in the motion picture “22 Jump Street” starring Johan Hill, Channing Tatum & Ice Cube.  Buy the maxi-single direct from KOVAS or on iTunes. The maxi-single release includes the explicit, clean and instrumental versions of the song. If you buy direct from KOVAS, It also includes additional art work and free gifts not available anywhere else or with any other digital retailer.

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22 movie poster

Check out a snippet of “Hot Girls”



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Portion of the sales from KOVAS Direct go to Art in Schools charities.

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VibeMagazine: KOVAS “Ice Cream”



(Via Vibe magazine)

He’s been here before but never like this, rapper/producer Kovas (@Kovas on twitter) has a cool theme on his return to the scene with his single “Ice Cream”. The bassy blast is a hit of a record but the video captures the wildness that is Kovas’ life…yes, it’s really like that. The clip finds Kovas in some tight spots with some tighter women. Have fun watching and download his new mixtape titled Student To The Game (featuring Donnis, Spree Wilson, Smooth B, Andy Milonakis & Po Johnson) at

PS: Check out the dude from that kissy face Super Bowl commercial…he’s in the “Ice Cream” vid, lucky mug.

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That time Kanye posted my song on his blog



A feeling of euphoria rushed over me. It was the same feeling I had felt when I first heard my song played on the radio for the first time, or when I heard the song I produced in my bedroom blared out the speakers in a sold-out stadium in Paris and seeing all the people bounce in unison.

It’s intoxicating and addictive. Fame, in it’s extremes, has been known to crumble many a human. If one develops an insatiable thirst for validation and recognition, it can lead to a life of heartbreak and emptiness. So I tread carefully. Trying not to let the ego swell too much. God knows I’ve met some who have accomplished way less but have an ego the size of Goodyear blimps. hahaha.

I was once told, there’s a difference between confidence and cockiness. One is like an alluring fragrance that tickles the nose and stays embedded in the brain long after the scent has left and the other is a cheap $5 knock off that induces coughing and gagging in close quarters. One comes from having a strong self belief and drive and the other comes from deep seated insecurity and neediness. So I always try to shoot for the former, than the latter.

Sometimes I do feel I don’t toot my own horn enough……. I’m a let you finish, but your boy KOVAS has done a lot of shit! hahaha. What I’m most proud of is that I built this with the help of my fans and supporters of my music. No big corporation, no crazy connected publicist & management team. Ma, look how far we’ve come, super indie, super D.I.Y. My music has been in Oscar nominated films (Captain Phillips) and I scored music for MTV VMA winning music videos(Taylor Swift “I Knew You Were Trouble”).

If any of this can help inspire you, I hope it gives you the courage to go after your dreams no matter the odds. Where there’s a will, there’s a way. Step by step, brick by brick. Those that have witnessed and supported me on this journey from the beginning, I thank you and know we are just getting started. For those just getting into my music, good to meet you and we got a lot of catching up to do! Join The Rebellion, there’s no boundaries, there’s no limits. – KOVAS aka Kovito