Kev Brown Announces Retirement from Music

When we decided to start Potholes back up, I didn’t think I’d be posting much “news” because we just wanted the focus to be lighter, looser, and focused on sharing music we’re digging, whether it’s old, new, or whatever. But this announcement from one of our favorite artists just hit a bit too hard not to share with y’all.

As you can tell from the above headline on this post, Kev Brown has decided to retire from music. That’s according to the following message that he sent out via his Bandcamp newsletter:

Look, I could go on and on about how big a loss this is for hip-hop and music at large, but that should be blatantly obvious to anyone who’s read Potholes over the years. Brown’s contribution to the scene is difficult to quantify, especially in his native DMV area where he was a key member of the famed Low Budget crew.

This is particularly sad news given the fact that he’s been on a tear over the past couple of years and releasing new music at a serious clip. And I’d link to a lot of it here but it seems like he’s taken most of his material off his Bandcamp page? I’m not sure what’s going on with that exactly, but if nothing else, check out his website and cop a project or two.

On that note, here’s a stream of my personal favorite cut of his, “Albany,” off his classic I Do What I Do album. And make sure to check out last year’s Homework.

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  1. […] from other beat-makers and allows your brand to flourish, so it was sad to hear last week that Kev Brown is retiring. Coming up with the Low Budget Crew (alongside Oddisee), Kev’s career has largely remained in […]

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