Kovas

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KOVAS
Birth name Kovasciar Myvette
Born (1984-08-01) August 1, 1984 (age 29)
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)
1998–present (acting)
Labels Art School RebellionGhetto Beat
Associated acts Justin Timberlake, De La Soul, Empire ISIS, Nick Cannon, Billy Crawford, Jeannie Ortega, Freq Nasty
Website KOVASmusic.com

KOVAS (born Kovasciar Myvette; August 1, 1984) 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

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

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 video for "Wax On Wax Off" debuted on BET's 106 & Park in May 2009

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

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

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 (2009 film) 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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