// American. Artist. Adventurer. +
Kyonté is a 7th-generation American, Washington, D.C. native, artist, and entrepreneur. He is a credited singer, songwriter, producer, musician, and performer.
Kyonté's upcoming album, tentatively titled Inferno (F/W 2023), sonically maps his journey through the vices and virtues that shaped his identity and art over the past decade. The lead single, "THAT GIRL" (2023) explores the design and pursuit of a muse. Kyonté prototypes a funk Soul-infused joint with a Go-Go bounce inspired by the charisma and style unique to the women of the DMV (DC-MD-VA) and recognized worldwide.
Following the passing of his great-grandmother and family matron, Evelyn “Nana” Vincent in 2018, Kyonté founded 7OUTH7IDE7UN LLC, a creative consulting and entertainment production company. Inspired by his family’s complex heritage and legacy, 7OUTH7IDE7UN's inaugural project I AM :: ONE released as dual singles (A/B sides) on President's Day in 2021. "I AM" and "ONE" explore the themes of Americana through the sounds of Kyonté’s experiences and travels.
Primed as a musical prodigy, Kyonté studied and performed piano and vocal music throughout his childhood, eventually studying under world-renowned vocal music instructor Dr. Nathan Carter at Morgan State University. His classical training and upbringing in Gospel, Jazz, Soul, R&B, and Go-Go, shaped Kyonté’s sound and versatility. His songwriting and production led to work as a protégé and frequent collaborator of the legendary Hip-Hop and R&B producer Chucky Thompson.
Kyonté’s production credits include Grammy-nominated "Woman" from Raheem DeVaughn’s Love Behind The Melody; "Everything Changes" and "Trippin" from Ledisi’s Grammy-nominated Turn Me Loose; and "Way You Move," and "Worth It" from Faith Evans’ Grammy-nominated Something About Faith.
Kyonté’s stage experience includes the most iconic venues in the National Capital Region such as the legendary Blues Alley, the Carter Barron, the Lisner Auditorium, The Kennedy Center, and the Keswick Theater. He has joined national and international tours with the USO, Budweiser Superfest, and The Jacksons. Kyonté has performed at professional sporting events and venues, including singing the National Anthem for the Washington Wizards and the Washington Commanders, and can be found on the casino circuit in the Northeast, including MGM National Harbor and Maryland Live!