John Covington, known as K.O.V.E., is amongst the latest addition of talented hip hop artists to make a solidified name for themselves in the industry. His accomplishments include winning the regional competition for Coors Light Search for The Coldest 2012 and 2013. K.O.V.E. is now referred to as the "Coldest MC" in Baltimore. He also scored an exclusively produced tracks on BET Rap It Up Mixtapes Volume 1 and 2. These projects have gone on to claim international status. An in depth artist interview on K.O.V.E. can be found on KYSDC.com where he was also a featured artist on DMV’s OWN 93.9 WKYS radio station.
K.O.V.E. began his lyrical journey as a child trying to escape the cruelties that made him question his very existence. Growing up an impoverished victim of neglect and abuse K.O.V.E. had one secret outlet--His writing. He shared this with no one, but when he laid pen to paper he created his own form of cathartic relief. It was in those moments that he was able to turn the pain of ridicule and insecurity into inspiration and works of art.
By the early 90’s K.O.V.E. had honed in on his flow and lyrical ability. Artists such as Notorius B.I.G., Scarface, Tupac, Wu-Tang Clan, The LOX, Jay-Z, and DMX became a reincarnated form of inspiration for his craft. K.O.V.E. He would begin to join ciphers and rap all of his written gems anywhere anyone would listen. Showcases, clubs, fashion shows block parties, and charitable events. He is an entertainer and when he shows up, he comes to show out. You name it, he was there! It is that ferocity that has put him at the forefront of notable artist making a name for themselves.
K.O.V.E. story may be one of mostly tragedy, but they are all tragedies that he has woven into triumphs. Due to his relentless perseverance this phenomenal established artist is now no stranger to the lime light. K.O.V.E.’s gift and dedication to work has given him the opportunity to open up for mainstream hip hop artist such as KRS-One, The Lox, Big Sean, French Montana, Wale, Young Jeezy, Memphis Bleek, Pastor Troy, and Mr. Cheeks etc.
K.O.V.E. recently released his latest work "MAKING MUSIC LIVING LIFE" which is featured on https://dsradio.com and https://dmvlife.com Track #6, Making Music Living Life, was accepted and played on Shade 45 All Out Show, which won him their #HateItOrLoveIt segment
K.O.V.E.’s global talent has exposed him to open for mainstream artists , win contests and headline performances that underlines the artists he is. He has captured the vision of sponsors, supporters, fans and more that has been apart of his career then, now and in the future