Kovas (musician)

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KOVAS
Birth name Kovasciar Myvette
Born (1985-08-01) August 1, 1985 (age 29)
Manhattan, New York, US
Origin Brooklyn, New York
Genres Hip hop, r&b, pop
Occupations Rapper, actor, record producer
Years active 2000–present (producer/rapper/songwriter)
1998–present (acting)
Labels Art School Rebellion Ghetto Beat
Associated acts Justin Timberlake, De La Soul, Empire ISIS, Nick Cannon, Billy Crawford, Jeannie Ortega, Freq Nasty
Website KOVASmusic.com

Kovasciar Myvette (born August 1, 1985), known by the stage name Kovas, 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. [Citiation needed]

He scored the music for the opening music sequence of Taylor Swift's "I Knew You Were Trouble" music video, 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. [Citiation needed]

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". [Citiation needed]

KOVAS has a production company & indie record label called Ghetto Beat & Art School Rebellion. He also runs a publishing company Infinite Rhythm Inc [Citiation needed]

His first recorded appearance was on the De La Soul record, Words Verbs, which he wrote, co-produced and rapped on with Maseo of De La Soul when he was 15 in 2001. [Citiation needed]

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. [Citiation needed]

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. [Citiation needed]

He has also scored music for a Levi's jeans ad campaign and a documentary film, Hip Hop Immortals. [Citiation needed]

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. [Citiation needed]

February 13, 2007 KOVAS released his debut EP The Arrogance of Youth thorough his own digital label, Ghetto Beat Productions. [Citiation needed]

December 2007 KOVAS was commissioned to do the Official International remix of Summer Love for Justin Timberlake. [Citiation needed]

March 4, 2008 KOVAS' Ghetto Beat Remix of Chris Brown's "With You" was released on Jive Records. [Citiation needed]

KOVAS had 4 songs in the 2008 Sony Screen Gems movie Prom Night. [Citiation needed]

On August 12, 2008 EA Sports released the videogame Madden NFL 09 which featured KOVAS' new song "Wax on Wax Off". [Citiation needed]

KOVAS' music video for "Wax on Wax Off" debuted on BET's 106 & Park in May 2009 [Citiation needed]

KOVAS' music feature on MTV's Rob Dyrek Fantasy Factory, VH1 The T.O.Show 2010 [Citiation needed]

KOVAS official remix for Usher O.M.G released on Jive Records 2010 [Citiation needed]

Covergirl campaign featuring KOVAS' music release 2010 & 2011 [Citiation needed]

KOVAS scores music for Carbonite TV commercial 2012 [Citiation needed]

KOVAS' song Grape Drank featured in Comedy Central's "Workaholics" & the video game Saints Row IV 2013 [Citiation needed]

Discography[edit]

Production credits[edit]

Remixes[edit]

  • 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
  • Released: Dec 2009
  • Kovas had six songs in the movie: "Say What", "Love and Touch",

"Up in Here" "Morning Wood" "Grape Drank" and "As the Sun Sinks"
He had two songs on the soundtrack: "Love and Touch", and "Up in Here"

Video Game & Soundtrack information
Madden NFL 09 videogame and soundtrack
  • Released: August 12, 2008
  • Kovas had 1 song in the videogame and soundtrack: "Wax On, Wax Off"
Movie & Soundtrack information
Prom Night and Soundtrack
  • Released: April 11, 2008
  • Kovas had four songs in the movie: "Say What", "Love and Touch",

"Up in Here" and "So Hot (Popcorn)"
He had two songs on the soundtrack: "Love and Touch", and "Up in Here"

EP information
Reagan Babies EP
  • Released: March 2008
  • Written, Composed, Performed,
    Arranged and Produced by Kovas: "Reagan Babies EP"

Tracks: "Reagan Babies",
"Wax On Wax Off", "Grape Drank"
"Can't Get Enough"

It's Time – Kovas vs. Billy Crawford
  • Released: December 2007
  • Written, Composed, Performed,
    Arranged and Produced by Kovas: "It's Time"

Tracks: "It's Time (Kovas'Deux Cafés Dans Montmartre Remix)",
"Kovas' Directors Commentary", "He Said/She Said (Original '03 Demo)"

The Arrogance of Youth
  • Released: June 13, 2007
  • Written, Composed, Performed,
    Arranged and Produced by Kovas: "Say What"

Tracks: "Popsicle", "Love and Touch", "Popcorn",
"The Break Up Song", "T.O.A.K", "Up in Here"

Other albums and songs produced by Kovas[edit]

Album information
Crack The Code by Empire ISIS
  • Released: April 26, 2011
  • Produced: "NANA Power", "Louder", "Bang Bang", "Permanent Stranger", "Rich Girl". Also Produced the unreleased bonus track "Last Woman Standing"
No Place Like BKLYN by Jeannie Ortega
  • Released: August 1, 2006
  • Produced: "Pay It" featuring Kovas, "Green I'z", "Hear Me"
Chocolate Swim
  • Released: June 26, 2006
  • Genre: Hip hop
  • Length: 24:09
  • Label:Adultswim.com
  • Produced: "Up In Here"
Big City Tour Live by Billy Crawford
  • Released: August 2005
  • Produced: "Intro", "Steamy Nights", "Candy Store", "3 Wishes" featuring Kovas, and "Hiccups"
Digital single
"With You" by Chris Brown
  • Released: March 4, 2008
  • Tracks: "With You (Kovas Ghetto Beat Remix)"
Single information
"Steamy Nights" by Billy Crawford
  • Released: February 22, 2005 France
  • Album:Big City
  • Produced: "Steamy Nights", "Steamy Nights Ghetto Beat Remix" featuring Kovas

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