Kelvin Boakye AKA Serious Klein is an English rapping MC that has emerged out the underground hip hop scene in Germany. Debut EP „The Serious Outlook“ (2012) put Klein on the map in his small German city.
His following EPs „The Introduction“ (2015) and „Summer 03’s Problem“ (2016) gained Klein more popularity within his local market and a new found recognition in the US & UK.
His sound which he describes as ‘art rap’ is an eclectic mix of jazz, rap, hip-hop, trap and soul. His intrinsically diverse sound stems from his love of music of all kinds and is heavily influenced by artists ranging from 2Pac Shakur to Luther Vandross.
2016 brought Serious in contact with international artists such as Denzel Curry, Mick Jenkins, The Underachievers and Bryson Tiller, some of who he supported on European tour dates.Serious was invited to perform at Grammy award winner Alicia Keys’s underground in Berlin – recognised by the lady herself as one of the hottest urban newcomers in Germany.