The 6th Letter
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|The 6th Letter|
|Birth name||Kevon André Samuels|
|Also known as||
Sir Al Sparkton|
August 13, 1992|
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Above The Rest Entertainment|
Bakers Club Records
|Associated acts||Raz Fresco|
Kevon André Samuels (born August 13, 1992), better known by his stage name The 6th Letter, is a Canadian hip hop recording artist from Toronto. He is a member of the hip hop collective Bakers Club.
Life and career
Early Life and musical beginnings
Kevon was born on August 13, 1992 in Toronto, Ontario. He spent an early portion of his life traveling back and forth between the Flatbush section of Brooklyn, New York City where he would stay with his father (Paul McLawrence) and Downtown Toronto where he would stay with his mother (Claudette Samuels). He attended St. Mary's Catholic Secondary School in Toronto before dropping out in 2010 to pursue a career in music. Kevon adopted the moniker The 6th Letter from the nickname Freshie which was given to him in high school.
2010-2011: What The F & Go Green
In 2010, 6th released his debut mixtape titled What The F. The mixtape saw success and eventually captured the attention of Cinematic Music Group & Smokers Club founder/CEO, Jonny Shipes who granted 6th an opening slot on the Smokers Club Tour's first show in Toronto, Ontario on October 1, 2010. Shipes and The Smokers Club later hosted 6th's sophomore release, Go Green in April 2011.
Since the release of Go Green, 6th has performed with popular artists such as Method Man, Big K.R.I.T., Curren$y, Mac Miller, Smoke DZA, ASAP Rocky, Raekwon, Juicy J, Machine Gun Kelly, Theophilus London, Styles P, Ghostface Killah, Casey Veggies, Action Bronson, Chance The Rapper, Redman, Royce Da 5'9. On November 27, 2013 a track from Kevon's upcoming third mixtape titled Chain Smokin premiered on NOISEY. 6th's third mixtape, NorthernPlayalisticGetHighMuzik was scheduled to be released in early 2014. The mixtape will be entirely produced by Raz Fresco.
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