by Najee El-Amin —
The music industry is beginning to take notice of one of Memphis’ most promising artists. Kendrick P. has been making music since he was 17 years old and there has been no looking back since.
“I feel like I’m here for a reason,” says Kendrick. “The music is going to walk me into whatever my purpose is on this earth.”
Since his debut, Kendrick has produced countless hits and numerous projects. Kendrick averages 93,000 monthly listens on Spotify with his hit single “Blessings on Blessings” being the fan-favorite. The track speaks on avoiding drama and staying focused on the real goal at hand. P’s lyrics deliver a meaningful message and backs it up with an effortless flow that makes it hard not to put the song on repeat.
The music video to “Blessings on Blessings” is now being circulated The video is in rotation on BET Jams and YO! MTV.
Kendrick continuously intertwines music genres and is honing in on his unique R&B style. He has been influenced by numerous talents before him ranging from soul legend Sam Cooke to contemporary icon Roddy Rich.
Kendrick P.’s only goal isn’t to be famous, he also wants to make an impact on the place he came from. He intentionally stays away from glamorizing street life and gun violence as he wants the younger generation to know there are other avenues in life.
“We have to tell them they can do something different and elevate themselves,” says Kendrick
“You don’t have to be a tough guy to be real. The world is yours…be you!.”
His most recent album, “W.Y.A.F.” (What You Ask For) has been especially successful earning over two million streams. “Fallen”, “Vibe Slow”, and “Those Jeans,” are some of the most notable pieces on the album and continue to deliver Kendrick’s unmistakable vibe.
The Coronavirus pandemic put the world at a standstill but this time in isolation proved to be beneficial for Kendrick.
“Having to be stuck in one space gives you no choice but to hone in on your craft,” said Kendrick. “I recorded a whole lot of music over quarantine, that’s all you really could do. I maximized as much as I possibly could within that time frame.”
He plans on traveling as much as possible once the conditions return to some version of normality.
Kendrick isn’t alone in his journey to the top. His manager, Ricardo Hunter believes that he and Kendrick are on the verge of greatness.
“He makes great music and it’s not just that. It’s the team he has around him now,” says Hunter “Everybody plays a part.”
Hunter has worked with some of the top artists in the nation including 2Chainz, Young Dolph, and Moneybagg Yo. When he caught wind of Kendrick’s music, he knew that there was a lot of potential within the young star.
Since the pair have been working together Kendrick’s stream on Apple music has gone from a few hundred to 40,000. They’ve also been tirelessly working to expand the markets that Kendrick’s music is played in.
They plan on dropping another project in May that is bound to turn more people into Kendrick P. believers. Kendrick and Hunter say it is only up from here.
“Every record that we put out, we’re trying to take it to the max,” says Hunter. “He can go to the moon. He has so much talent.”