South Carolina rappers are gaining popularity. The leader of the pack, C.KHiD, is also leading the new music 2011 web era. Dominating YouTube with nearly one half million views monthly, the entertainer C.KHiD is becoming a household name and his hometown took notice. Greenville, South Carolina’s LINK magazine has honored C.KHiD as cover story of today’s January 18th issue.
“I feel blessed to get this opportunity. There is a lot of rappers and music groups working hard here from Ricky Prince to Lions of Zion. For me to be the first Hip Hop music artist to cover LINK, it feels good. I just want to keep doing more new rap songs in 2011, bigger than ever,” said C.KHiD of LINK Magazine’s featuring him.
LINK Magazine not only featured C.KHiD on the cover of the magazine, but gave a visual story of what his life is like. LINK’s award-winning photographer Mykal McEldowney followed the new music artist and budding mogul for various events normal to business. Also, C.KHiD was photographed at landmark locations around his home region, Mauldin.
C.KHiD will cover all 15,000 copies of LINK magazine’s January 18th issue A free publication, it will be spread across various locations in the Upstate region of South Carolina. Cities included in distribution range include: Greenville, Simpsonville, Mauldin, Seneca, Central, Clemson, Fountain Inn, Pickens, Easley, Greer, Taylors, Travelers Rest, Williamston, Pelzer, Marietta, and Conestee.
“I just hope all the issues are taken off stands. That would prove people have a love for the Urban culture here. South Carolina rappers and North Carolina rappers have a lot of talent, just need one to show the world. I feel like I can be the Kevin Garnett of the Hip Hop music scene and shine some light on new music culture here,” continued C.KHiD.
To give fans and LINK readers something new to watch, C.KHiD launched music video “Got a Question” today on YouTube as well. A song from his Black Box Dreams 3 album on iTunes, the record is a fan favorite, topping his sales charts at different periods in the Hip Hop 2010 sales cycle.
C.KHiD has sold thousands of singles on iTunes and charted over 350,000 ringtone downloads. Pick of the Day several times on Myxer, C.KHiD covered the 43 million user registered ringtone website over 8 times. C.KHiD is not just an artist name, but acronym for “Cannot Kill How I’m Dreaming.”
LINK Magazine is a Greenville News publication. Owned by the Gannett Corporation, it is the largest news print company in Greenville, South Carolina. The Greenville News publishes LINK each Tuesday and has a website coming soon for the trendy magazine.
Above is the cover image of the January 18th LINK Magazine issue which features C.KHiD on cover. C.KHiD is the first Hip Hop music artist featured on cover of magazine.
Above see the new C.KHiD Got a Question Video, just launched in celebration of the LINK Magazine issue. It’s already being circulated across various blog outlets.