We had the good fortune of connecting with Kelvin KT Taylor and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Kelvin KT, what led you to pursuing a creative path professionally?
I believe my artistic/creative career chose me. Everyone has a special gift God has equipped us with. Something that we’re just super dope at, but it’s up to us to develop, cultivate, and share it with the rest of the world.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
Well, I’ve always been a writer. In high school, my Creative Writing teacher Ms. Gosnell told me she really enjoyed my stories, and that I should pursue it. My best friend Leon Garrett is the one who even sparked my interest for creating original songs. He was like, “Check out this song I wrote…” I’m like, you wrote a song!? So I started writing my own songs. Now I’ve evolved into story telling, creating film story lines which has been a lot fun. The difference is, in writing a song you have about 3 minutes to tell your story with some repetition. In developing a script, it’s kind of the same principal- meaning you have to connect with the audience inside the first 2-3 minutes to spark an interest to stick with you until the end. Along the way, I’ve learned to never take “no” as a setback. To use that as fuel. The challenges I mostly face are time management, and completing a project before moving to the next. My mind never shuts down so I really don’t sleep a lot, and I have this constant flow of ideas and concepts. I’m always on the computer writing and researching, or on my phone jotting notes down. I want to bring more smart, family friendly stories to the world and my brand to be renown for that.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
If my best friend was visiting for a while, we’d definitely hit up a comedy spot. I’m pretty boring when it comes to socializing being that I don’t drink or smoke, so if I’m out it’s usually a comedy spot, jazz spot, or a nice restaurant. If the amusement parks were open it’s fun visiting them, especially during Christmas time. Vegas is always a good time. Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I would love to “shout out” my Mom & Dad Mardell and Robert Taylor. They’re both gone on to heaven now, (my mother recently, September 2020) but they always had my back a million percent. Whether it was in sports, musically, being a father, whatever. My mother was an Evangelist/Missionary, and she truly lived the life of putting God first in EVERYTHING. She was also the Director of Catholic Charities, Riverside where she served and assisted thousands of people throughout her term. I definitely inherited my musical talents from my father. He played bass, keys, and sang just like me. They were so cool man. Our house was the “go to” house on the block where the homies were always welcomed, and we had a gang of over night hang outs. I was very blessed to have them as parents and I thank God for them.
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