23 Years Young.
San Jose Native.
Creative Minded Genius.
Art Above Everything.
Kid At Heart.
kid at heart.
Clarence the Kid is an intentional and forward-thinking rapper originally from the Bay Area. During his time as a student at USC, he dove headfirst into the hip-hop scene by working at influential record labels like Top Dawg Entertainment and Interscope Records, while putting on local shows and surrounding himself with other up-and-coming artists like Kabwasa, Sumit, Jamel, and 24kGoldn.
Back in June 2020, he released CAN YOU HEAR US NOW? – a self-produced project that CTK put together in a week during the peak of the Black Lives Matter movement in America. Following this gritty and raw audio collage aimed to capture the voices and frustrations of millions of people, CTK dropped the highly anticipated sequel, CYHUN 2, which took a step back and analyzed the BLM movement from a different, more personal perspective.
Most recently, CTK released the “TETHERED” EP that showcased a new, high energy side of his persona. The lead single “night mode.” is already a crowd favorite at shows throughout Los Angeles, hyping up listeners with cinematic bars, experimental beats, and a bark backed by some huge bite. This EP also featured collaborators, Sumit and Jamel, on tracks like “goons.” and “go off !” ; both of which have been featured on a variety of curated playlists highlighting the new wave of hip-hop. There are two videos out for “TETHERED” including “stuck.” and “night mode.” And can be found on CTK’s YouTube channel. Currently, he is preparing for a big 2022 and beyond with several projects and collaborations in the works.