You won’t have to search long to figure out why she has dubbed herself “KVtheWriter.” Hailing from St. Louis, MO, KVtheWriter is a rapper and songwriter with a sound that can’t be associated with just one genre. Describing herself as a “writer turned artist,” KV quickly made a name for herself in the St. Louis rap scene after the release of her debut EP executive produced by Blair the Machine “Love Sucks!” in 2019. After selling out her first headlining show at the Monocle, a speakeasy venue located in St. Louis, she knew she had something special.
After the release of her debut EP “Love Sucks!” In April 2019, KV released her sophomore project the “Ratchet Tape” also executive produced by Blair the Machine just 3 months later. The Ratchet Tape with its hard hitting bars, dark beats, and grand sex appeal greatly contrasted the feel of her 1st release. These 2 EP’s catapulted KV’s career, landing her features and interviews with the St. Louis Post Dispatch, Word is Bond, The St. Louis American, Delux Magazine, PoliteCoolery, St. Louis Public Radio, Ear Milk, St. Louis Magazine, RareRadar, Metro St. Louis, Def Pen, and Hot 104.1.
2019 was home to many firsts for KV. She debuted her first EP, sold out her first headlining show, completed her first intra-city tour, and performed as an official artist at Atlanta’s A3C (All 3 Coasts) Festival. KV describes her artistic success as “a gift from her giants in the sky.” KVtheWriter started writing as a way to cope with the loss of her father to gun violence in June 2010. After losing her older brother, well known visual artist Tyrell “Rell Finesse” Thompson, to the same fate in June 2016, she turned to make her longtime dream of being an artist a reality.
At the end of 2019, KV was nominated in 4 categories (Best Album, Best Hip Hop Artist-Female, People’s Choice, and Best Music Video) by the St. Louis Music Festival (S.L.U.M. Fest) Awards. After taking home the Best Hip Hop Artist-Female at the 2020 S.L.U.M. Fest Awards, KV said, “Even if you are getting the results you feel you deserve, it’s time to work harder.”