Live Sessions

Published on April 15th, 2017 | by Just Jay

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Live Sessions with Kawan “KP” Prather (Part 1) and #BeachamBombMix

KP The Great Releases New #BeachamBombMix for iHeart’s 104.5 The Beat

KP The Great dropped another mix on SoundCloud yesterday, for Orlando’s hit hip-hop and R&B station, 104.5 The Beat. This 20 minute mix features some of today’s hottest acts like Kendrick Lamar, Kap G, Big Sean and Kodak Black.

Check out the full track list below!

Also Listen to The Live Sessions with Kawan “KP” Prather (Part 1)

Quick Fact:

Kawan “KP” Prather aka “KP The Great” has made a living making moments. The Atlanta native entered the music business as a DJ for the legendary Dungeon Family’s first rap group: Parental Advisory (PA).  He would go on to A&R the platinum album of DF’s second act, OutKast, soon after becoming one of Antonio “L.A.” Reid’s first hit men at LaFace Records.  KP flourished A&Ring OutKast’s double platinum sophomore LP, “ATLiens”, helping singer Pink find her musical identity and teaming Usher with the Quincy Jones to his Michael JacksonJermaine Dupri for the future R&B legend’s breakout album “My Way”.

Raising the stock of LaFace for nearly a decade earned KP his own Ghet-O-Vision imprint in 1999.  In 2000, he discovered and signed rap’s future King of the South, T.I.   After overseeing OutKast’s “Stankonia” and “Andre and Big Boipresent: OutKast” albums, KP left LaFace for Sony Music.  As Sony’s SVP of A&R and eventually, EVP of  Urban Music, he would mature the music of kid acts like Bow Wow and Omarion , sign John Legend and pick the song “Ordinary People” that laid the foundation for his career. He also produced the GRAMMY nominated smash “Green Light” featuring Andre 3000.

The Sony Urban tenure would be followed by an SVP of A&R stint at Def Jam, an Interscope Ghet-O-Vision deal for Yelawolf, an artist he helped develop, and an SVP of A&R at Atlantic Records.  Today the Executive, Producer, A&R and deejay beams tall as the Head of Music at i am OTHER, the multi-media and music brand of Pharrell Williams.  In only a year, at iaO, KP has consulted on Missy Elliott’s comeback smash “WTF” featuring Pharrell, as well as the soundtrack for the 2015 hit movie “DOPE”, which also features KP’s latest protégé, Mexican-American rapper and fellow ATL native Kap G.  Most recently, KP earned a GRAMMY in 2016 for his song writing contribution on Kendrick Lamar’s stellar single “Alright”.  In addition to rocking countless parties and clubs, KP The Great has graced the stage of major festivals, Rolling Loud, Atlanta’s Jazz Festival, OneMusic Fest and the inaugural ComplexCon Festival as a DJ.  Kawan Prather continues to blaze a trail as an executive and DJ, one could say they don’t make music execs like KP anymore, another could say they never have.

Twitter: @kawanprather


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