Kyonté is a 7th generation American, Washington, D.C. native, artist, and entrepreneur. He is a credited singer, songwriter, producer, musician, and performer.
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 along with his 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 collaborator of 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 including the legendary Blues Alley, the Carter Barron, the Lisner Auditorium, The Kennedy Center, and the Keswick Theater. He performed nationally to include a 19-city stop Budweiser Superfest tour and internationally on USO tours for the troops. Kyonté has performed at professional sporting events and venues, including singing the “National Anthem” for the Washington Wizards and the Washington Football Team.
Following the passing of his great-grandmother and family matron, Evelyn “Nana” Vincent in 2018, Kyonté founded 7OUTH7IDE7UN LLC, an inclusive creative agency and music production company. Inspired by his family’s complex heritage and legacy and the present-day volatility of politics and culture wars, the inaugural projects ONE and I AM (2021) explore the themes of Americana through the sounds of Kyonté’s experiences and travels.