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|Birth name||Kovasciar Myvette|
August 1, 1985 |
Manhattan, New York
|Origin||Brooklyn, New York|
|Genres||Hip hop, r&b, pop|
|Occupations||Rapper, actor, record producer|
|Years active||2000–present (producer/rapper/songwriter)
|Labels||Art School Rebellion Ghetto Beat|
|Associated acts||Justin Timberlake, De La Soul, Empire ISIS, Nick Cannon, Billy Crawford, Jeannie Ortega, Freq Nasty|
KOVAS (born Kovasciar Myvette; August 1, 1985) is an American songwriter, record producer and recording artist of Spanish and French descent (Central America and Morocco).
He has produced and remixed records for Justin Timberlake, Chris Brown, Nick Cannon, De La Soul, Nicole Wray, Jeannie Ortega, Shakira, Lady Sovereign, Kelis, M.I.A., Freq Nasty and Billy Crawford. He has done ghost production and songwriting for many successful artists before branching out on his own.
He is recently scored the music for opening music sequence for Taylor Swift's MTV VMA Award winning music video "I Knew You Were Trouble" two Covergirl commercials. One directed by Hype Williams starring Queen Latifah and another starring Drew Barrymore which air in American and French Canada. His single "Ready" has been featured in the Vibe Magazine Music Mixer iPad app, and has been featured in USA Networks TV show Royal Pains' and Necessary Roughness as well as in MTV Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory. KOVAS has also had his T.O.A.K featured on this season of Fox's American Dad from creator Seth MacFarlane who is also the creator of Family Guy. His song "Up in Here" is featured on the Chocolate Swim, Cartoon Network's Adult Swim compilation and has done a couple of their music bumpers.
He is featured on Jeannie Ortega's No Place Like BKLYN album, on which, he wrote and produced three songs; "Pay It" featuring Kovas, "Green I'z" and "Hear Me". He is also featured on the French recording artist's Billy Crawford album, Big City. He produced and wrote four songs on it, including the single "Steamy Nights" and "Steamy Nights Ghetto Beat Remix".
KOVAS has a production company & indie record label called Ghetto Beat & Art School Rebellion. He also runs a publishing company Infinite Rhythm Inc
KOVAS has appeared on tour with De La Soul, Billy Crawford, Phife Dawg of A Tribe Called Quest, Wyclef Talib Kweli Mos Def and Jeannie Ortega. Kovas plays five instruments, sings, raps and engineers on most of his productions. He has done musical scores for film and TV, winning an Art Directors Award for the ad campaign he wrote and scored for Noggin television.
Not only is KOVAS an accomplished music producer and artist he is a trained actor and has also study improv at Upright Citizen's Brigade Theater in NYC & LA.
KOVAS' song "Up in Here" was featured in an episode of the MTV series Maui Fever. The response to the song was so great that the [maui-fever.com Maui Fever Fansite] would later post an article featuring KOVAS and talking about his song.
December 2007 KOVAS was commissioned to do the Official International remix of Summer Love for Justin Timberlake.
KOVAS had 4 songs in the 2008 Sony Screen Gems movie Prom Night.
On August 12, 2008 EA Sports released the videogame Madden NFL 09 which featured KOVAS' new song "Wax on Wax Off".
KOVAS' music feature on MTV's Rob Dyrek Fantasy Factory, VH1 The T.O.Show 2010
KOVAS official remix for Usher O.M.G released on Jive Records 2010
Covergirl campaign featuring KOVAS' music release 2010 & 2011
KOVAS scores music for Carbonite TV commercial 2012
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- 2001: "Words & Verbs" (Maseo De La Soul) feat.(KOVAS) (single)
- 2002: "Brooklyn to Brixton" (Freq Nasty) feat.(KOVAS) (single)
- 2003: "Attitude" (Nick Cannon)
- 2004: "Intro" (Billy Crawford)(Big City)
- 2004: "Steamy Nights" (Billy Crawford)(Big City)
- 2004: "Three Wishes" (Billy Crawford) feat.(KOVAS) (Big City)
- 2004: "Hiccups" (Billy Crawford)(Big City)
- 2004: "Cowboy" (Billy Crawford) feat. (KOVAS) (Big City)
- 2005: "Bounce" (Rosette) feat.(KOVAS) (Uh Oh)
- 2005: "Mirage" (Rosette) feat.(KOVAS) (Uh Oh)
- 2005: "Delirious Ghetto Beat Remix" (Rosette) feat.(KOVAS) (Uh Oh)
- 2005: "I Owe" (Rosette) (Uh Oh)
- 2006: "Pay It" (Jeannie Ortega) feat.(KOVAS) (No Place Like Brooklyn)
- 2006: "Green I'z" (Jeannie Ortega) (No Place Like Brooklyn)
- 2006: "Hear Me" (Jeannie Ortega) (No Place Like Brooklyn)
- 2008: "Say What" (KOVAS) (The Arrogance of Youth)
- 2008: "Up in Here" (KOVAS) (The Arrogance of Youth)
- 2008: "Love & Touch" (KOVAS) (The Arrogance of Youth)
- 2008: "Popsicle" (KOVAS) (The Arrogance of Youth)
- 2008: "Popcorn" (KOVAS) (The Arrogance of Youth)
- 2008: "T.O.A.K" (KOVAS) (The Arrogance of Youth)
- 2008: "So Hot" (KOVAS) (Prom Night)
- 2008: "Love & Touch" (KOVAS) (Prom Night)
- 2008: "Hasta La Vista" (Camp Rock) (Camp Rock)
- 2009: "Wax on Wax Off" (KOVAS) (Reagan Babies)
- 2009: "Reagan Babies" (KOVAS) (Reagan Babies)
- 2009: "Grape Drank" (KOVAS) (Reagan Babies)
- 2009: "Can't Get Enough" (KOVAS) (Reagan Babies)
- 2010: "It's On" (Camp Rock 2) (Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam)
- 2010: "Tear It Down" (Camp Rock 2) (Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam)
- 2010: "Been Doing My Thang" (Nyne West) feat.(Yung Joc)
- 2010: "Overdrive" (Nyne West) feat.(Mario)&(KOVAS)
- 2010: "UpperCut" (Nyne West) feat.(Red Cafe)
- 2010: "Full Time Lover" (Nyne West)
- 2010: "Roll The Credits" (Roxxi Jane)
- 2010: "Ready" (KOVAS)
- 2013: "Ice Cream" (KOVAS)
- 2013: "Hello Bright Lights" (KOVAS)
- 2013: "Student to the Game Mixtape" (KOVAS)
- 2005 Billy Crawford f. Kovas – "Steamy Nights (Kovas Ghetto Beat Remix)" V2 Records
- 2006 Shakira f.Wyclef & Kovas – "Hips Don't Lie (Kovas Ghetto Beat Remix)"
- 2006 Lady Sovereign – "Fiddle with the Volume (Kovas Ghetto Beat Remix)" Chocolate Industries
- 2007 Justin Timberlake – "Summer Love (Kovas Ghetto Beat Remix)" Jive Records
- 2008 Chris Brown – "With You (Kovas Ghetto Beat Remix)" Jive Records / Ultra Records
- 2008 T-Pain f Lil Wayne – "Can't Believe It (Kovas Ghetto Beat Remix)" Jive Records
- 2008 T-Pain f Ludacris – "Chopped & Skrewed (Kovas Ghetto Beat Remix)" Jive Records
- 2009 Ciara f Young Jeezy – "Chopped & Skrewed (Kovas Ghetto Beat Remix)" Jive Records
- 2009 Michelle Williams – "Hello Heartbreak (Kovas Ghetto Beat Remix)" Sony Records
- 2010 Usher f will.i.am – "OMG (Kovas Ghetto Beat Remix)" Jive Records
|Movie & Soundtrack information|
|American Virgin and Soundtrack
"Up in Here" "Morning Wood" "Grape Drank" and "As the Sun Sinks"
|Video Game & Soundtrack information|
|Madden NFL 09 videogame and soundtrack
|Movie & Soundtrack information|
|Prom Night and Soundtrack
"Up in Here" and "So Hot (Popcorn)"
|Reagan Babies EP
Tracks: "Reagan Babies",
|It's Time – Kovas vs. Billy Crawford
Tracks: "It's Time (Kovas'Deux Cafés Dans Montmartre Remix)",
|The Arrogance of Youth
Tracks: "Popsicle", "Love and Touch", "Popcorn",
Other albums and songs produced by Kovas
|Crack The Code by Empire ISIS
|No Place Like BKLYN by Jeannie Ortega
|Big City Tour Live by Billy Crawford
|"With You" by Chris Brown
|"Steamy Nights" by Billy Crawford