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  • "100 ft. Andy Mineo" from 100 EP
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  • "10k" from His Glory Alone
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  • "Armies" from His Glory Alone
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  • "Dark Skin (feat. Black Violin)" from His Glory Alone
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  • "Die Rich (feat. Ray Emmanuel)" from Die Rich (feat. Ray Emmanuel) (Single)
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  • "DNOU" from Today We Rebel
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  • "Drowning" from Tomorrow We Live
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  • "Graves (Acoustic) (feat. Brandon Lake)" from Graves (Acoustic) (feat. Brandon Lake) (Single)
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  • "Graves (feat. Brandon Lake)" from Graves (feat. Brandon Lake) (Single)
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  • "HCB Freestyle" from HCB Freestyle - Single
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  • "Heart Song f/ Jasmine Le'Shea" from Weight & Glory
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  • "Hold Me Back" from Hold Me Back (Single)
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  • "Kamikaze ft. Prisca " from 100 EP
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  • "King Jesus (feat. nobigdyl.)" from King Jesus (feat. nobigdyl.) (Single)
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  • "Lil Boy" from His Glory Alone
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  • "Lincoln" from Lincoln (Single)
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  • "Long Like the Champion (feat. Yariel & GabrielRodriguezEMC)" from Long Like the Champion (feat. Yariel & GabrielRodriguezEMC) (Single)
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  • "Masterpiece" from His Glory Alone
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  • "No Chains" from No Chains (Single)
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  • "Not Today Satan (feat. Andy Mineo)" from Today We Rebel
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  • "Sideways (ft. Lecrae)" from Tomorrow We Live
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  • "So Tired (feat. Bizzle & Zhalarina)" from So Tired (feat. Bizzle & Zhalarina) (Single)
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  • "Tempo" from Today We Rebel
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  • "This Is Life" from His Glory Alone
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  • "Worship in the Moshpit" from Worship in the Moshpit (Single)
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  • "Zone Out f/ Chris Lee Cobbins" from Weight & Glory
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    Latest News
    Public Voting Begins New Decade Of Annual Christian Music Awards
    (Monday, December 05, 2022)
    KB Announces Fall 2022 Tour
    (Tuesday, August 02, 2022)
    KB Postpones Upcoming Single, "Church Slap," After Unfortunate Oscars Incident (April Fools 2022)
    (Friday, April 01, 2022)
    KB Releases New Single and Music Video
    (Friday, February 25, 2022)
    KB Releases New Single and Music Video
    (Tuesday, November 23, 2021)
    Winter Jam Announces 2022 Lineup and Dates
    (Wednesday, October 27, 2021)
    Steven Malcolm Reaches Apex With New Music Video
    (Friday, October 08, 2021)
    Steven Malcolm Raps About Resilience and Resolve On New Single
    (Friday, October 01, 2021)
    KB Releases New Music Video
    (Wednesday, May 05, 2021)
    KB Announces 'Glory Nights' Virtual Concert
    (Friday, November 13, 2020)
    Award-Winning Hip-Hop Artist KB Bares Inner Self On Upcoming Album 'His Glory Alone'
    (Thursday, September 03, 2020)
    Faith Child, KB, And Ty Brasel Triumphantly Declare It's A "New Era"
    (Thursday, August 27, 2020)
    Award Winning Hip-Hop Artist KB Gives "10k" Reasons To Celebrate
    (Tuesday, July 14, 2020)
    KB Signs With New Label
    (Monday, April 13, 2020)
    Reach Records Announces Unashamed Forever Tour
    (Monday, January 21, 2019)
    6th Annual WE LOVE Christian Music Awards Nominees Announced, Voting Now Open
    (Monday, December 04, 2017)
    Winter Jam 2018 Rolls with Top Rockers Skillet
    (Tuesday, October 24, 2017)
    for KING & COUNTRY Releases Music Video for 'O God Forgive Us' Featuring KB
    (Wednesday, May 24, 2017)
    Gabby Douglas Releases Christian Music Compilation Album
    (Friday, January 27, 2017)
    Matthew West and Crowder To Headline Winter Jam West
    (Monday, August 08, 2016)
    KB Announces We Set The Tempo Tour Kicking Off September 7
    (Monday, August 08, 2016)
    Olympic Gold Medalist Diver David Boudia Partners With Reach Records To Host Playlist
    (Thursday, July 28, 2016)
    Blanca's 'Not Backing Down - Cobra Remix (feat. KB)' Premieres Exclusively With
    (Thursday, July 21, 2016)
    for KING & COUNTRY Announces Details Of Fall Tour
    (Thursday, June 23, 2016)
    Reach Records Artist KB Releases New Music Video For "Drowning"
    (Wednesday, June 08, 2016)
    Reach Records Adds GAWVI to Roster
    (Wednesday, January 13, 2016)
    MercyMe, KB, Matt Maher and More Added to 46th Annual GMA Dove Awards Lineup
    (Tuesday, September 15, 2015)
    Creation Festivals Announce Dates For Northeast 2016
    (Wednesday, September 02, 2015)
    B. Reith Covers "Shut Up And Dance"
    (Tuesday, August 25, 2015)
    Jeremy Camp Shoots Video For "Same Power"
    (Saturday, August 15, 2015)
    Moriah Peters Prepares To Premier Brave Music Video
    (Wednesday, August 05, 2015)
    Jonny Diaz Gets Ready For New Music
    (Friday, July 17, 2015)
    Lecrae Performs With Tori Kelly
    (Friday, June 19, 2015)
    Hillsong, Passion, Bethel and More Join Forces for The Outcry Tour
    (Monday, April 20, 2015)
    Jamie Grace Writes Open Letter to Taylor Swift
    (Monday, April 13, 2015)
    Press Play's Music to Feature in MTV-produced Movie
    (Thursday, January 29, 2015)
    Tenth Avenue North Collaborates with KB, Derek Minor For New Music Video
    (Saturday, January 10, 2015)
    Prayers Needed for Rapper Canon Following Accident
    (Tuesday, January 06, 2015)
    Royal Tailor Announces Launch of Music School
    (Friday, December 19, 2014)
    Reach Records' Artist KB Debuts #1 on Billboard Christian Album Chart
    (Wednesday, March 12, 2014)
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    “I was losing the will to live; life was becoming meaningless, and I was becoming progressively more empty,” and his declining academic performance reflected this attitude. But that would soon change.

    It’s not a stretch to say the winding road that began in St. Petersburg, FL led Kevin “KB” Burgess straight to God.

    Raised middle class, divorce left KB and his mother in a poor economic situation, “I went from the suburbs to the hood in one day,” he recalls.  Having been raised in Southern Illinois on a military base, drug dealers and criminals were a stark contrast to the safe haven he had become accustomed to.  Fear of death and the unknown gripped his teenage years, leading him to depression and thoughts of suicide.  On the other hand, KB also excelled in high school and was offered the opportunity to be a part of a program where juniors could become full-time college students. 

    After foregoing varsity basketball to join the program, KB soon realized that solely excelling in school wouldn’t bring fulfillment.  “I was losing the will to live; life was becoming meaningless, and I was becoming progressively more empty,” and his declining academic performance reflected this attitude.  But that would soon change.  While in school, a classmate introduced him to Christian rap, and although he already self-identified as a believer, after listening to a song on which an artist delivered the Gospel, KB wholeheartedly trusted and believed in Jesus.  In his regeneration, the Gospel exposed the underlying issue of fear and uncertainty that plagued him as a teenager.  Emptiness, depression, and meaninglessness were now being exchanged for grace, rest and forgiveness.

    After trusting in Christ, KB was motivated and willing to honor God in all his ways.  He took more pride in school, his grades began to reflect his intelligence, and he began pursuing the American Dream.  He had retained the plans developed by his guidance counselors and ambitions for success, but suddenly, through scripture and prayer, the Lord implored him to abandon all his plans and go to Bible college. After abandoning "the dream," he found himself in fellowship with a bunch of brothers who happened to be Christian rappers, which naturally spawned a personal interest in the genre.  But it wasn't until after performing and winning a “Battle of the Bands” competition that he recognized the call on his life to use rap as ministry. 

    KB and his friends formed HGA (His Glory Alone) and developed a following, which eventually included Lecrae, Ben Washer and DJ Official, who actually featured him on Entermission.  Lecrae invited him along for the “Acquire the Fire” tour and, after months of building with him, KB was asked to join the Reach Records team.  Now signed with Sony Music Entertainment, KB contiunes to stay true. “I want people to realize God and His centrality.  It is not us putting Him at the center, He is already there. We must put ourselves onto that reality.”

    Three studio releases in and KB is at his creative zenith. For years, the Tampa native has been something of an outlier in hip-hop, firmly placing a thumb print on the game while invoking the power of spiritual conviction.

    His lyricism is impassioned and astute, and he won’t be bent against his will. Given his commanding presence and consistent output, it comes as no surprise that the world has taken notice. The track “100” from the EP of the same name, took home the Dove Award for Rap/Hip-Hop Song of the Year in 2014. And his last LP, 2015’s Tomorrow We Live, garnered both critical and commercial acclaim, earning a Stellar Award nomination for Rap/Hip-Hop Gospel CD of the Year and debuting on the Billboard charts as the No.1 Christian Album and the No. 4 Rap Album overall.

    Now in 2017—with the world in a social and political frenzy—KB is redefining what rebellion truly means. Today We Rebel, his third full-length album with Reach Records, is an exercise in zeal and imagination. No-frills, no filler. Just raw, uncut transparency through and through. KB follows his artistic impulses to great effect, lending his take on terms that are dominating the cultural conversation.

    “To me, resistance carries with it a certain posture,” KB says. “The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion.”

    When it’s said and done, Today We Rebel is KB drawing a line in the sand. It provides ammunition to help us confront the anxiety of the times. And KB lays it all out, serving as a reminder that we’re at our best when we are truly free, “I understand now more than ever that my allegiance is to the kingdom, first and foremost. Everything falls second to that.”

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    bhm1104 (85)
    interesting | Posted September 20, 2012
    I will check him out

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    Weight and Glory | Posted September 19, 2012
    I have been waiting for KB to finally make an album, aboslutley love it!

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    Can't Complain | Posted September 19, 2012
    I am not a huge fan of this type of music but am actually happy that I looked into this artist as he is really unique

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    KB | Posted September 17, 2012
    Love the fact that there are artists who are brave enough to proclaim such a strong message. The world needs it.

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    KB | Posted September 16, 2012
    The Lord has really got a hold on you and I pray that you continue to let him use you

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    :) | Posted September 14, 2012
    I have heard a lot of good things about the new album.

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    He's Good | Posted September 10, 2012
    I've been following KB ! He's good!!!

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    Hello! | Posted September 08, 2012
    You have an amazing testimony. So glad that you are using the gift God has given you with us! We are blessd by you KB! -krista

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    Great Stuff | Posted September 04, 2012
    Love this artist, all his feat's with other rappers, with God in his lyrics there's no telling how far this guy will go

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    great album | Posted September 04, 2012
    Great way to follow up your mixtape, your super talented and love the way you showcase christ thru your lyrics.

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