Pittsburgh emcee Joel Kellem is yet another fine example of the Steel City’s local Hip Hop scene. The 21-year old rap artist is making his impact on the city’s underground sound, and thanks to projects like his most recent, he will surely find the light at the end of the tunnel. Voted last year’s Pittsburgh Underground Music Award’s “Artist of the Year,” Kellem continues in his efforts to knock down the door that artists before him like Wiz Khalifa and Mac Miller opened. Days ago, Kellem, who is also known as The Chill God dropped a new EP entitled Living Single.
Living Single showcases a total of 9 tracks with not a single feature. Listeners are treated to what Joel describes as an exploration of his sound, ultimately taking his music to new heights. The Roscoe Wiki produced Living Single project features only one other producer by the name of Slomdug on the EP’s final track.
When asked to define his sound Joel stated, “It’s something you can listen to when you’re trying to vibe out, have a smoke session, or if you just want something to ride to. I feel like my music is just something cool and chill to fall back and listen to. If Adult Sim had a sound, it be me.” With that being said, there’s no smoke and mirrors when it comes to Joel (well, maybe a little bit of smoke). Being true to his music is very important to him. “I just like the effect that it has on people and the type of feeling you can give people. Being able to express how I feel and seeing who all relates to me or feels the same way that I do,” said Joel.
Joel’s musical influences includes Currensy, Biggie, Snoop Dogg, and Pittsburgh’s Wiz Khalifa. The Hill District native is a proud Pittsburgh rep who hopes that the city’s artists will continue to band together to deliver their sound to the rest of the world. “Pittsburgh has a lot of talent, if more people started working together, more styles could be created, ya know…let’s create this Pittsburgh sound.”
Be sure to check out Joel Kellem’s Living Single EP below. “I’m really proud of this project. This was a really different kind of sound for me. I hooked up with Roscoe Wiki and we created something special. I was interested in seeing how people would respond,” said Chill God.
Stay on the lookout for this dope emcee as the sky is the limit for this young man. For more information on Pittsburgh’s Joel Kellem aka Chill God, don’t be shy, take some time out and go to joelkellem.com.
Now, fall back and get ya drink, ya papers, or whatever your vice is and listen to Living Single below.
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