KEN THE MESSENGER
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Ken the Messenger, born Kendell Willis, is an inspirational songwriter and hip hop artist on a mission to bring the gospel to the ghetto. Being the grandson of a Bishop, Ken was raised with one foot in the rough streets of Chicago, and the other foot in the church.
Today he strives to bridge the gap by allowing faith and love to meet people where they are, with music that could be played in the club, yet moving enough to be played on Sunday morning for all ages. God is present in every aspect of life, and Ken chooses to speak on it through music that you could also “turn up” to, without being boxed into any genre.
Ken was formerly on the Chicago-based management team of Grammy Award-winner, Jonathan McReynolds and has performed over 100 shows (Chicago, Atlanta, Nashville, Las Vegas, and Indiana). Ken has opened for Tasha Page-Lockhart, The Walls Group, Anthony Brown and Group TherAPy, and Nia Allen.
His message is spreading: He has won 2 Kingdom Image Awards (2022, Columbus, OH) for Producer of the Year and Album of the Year (Ghetto Gospel); and was nominated for 5 Prayze Factor Awards (2023, Atlanta, GA) for Urban Solo Artist of the Year, Holy Hip Hop Solo Artist of the Year, Holy Hip Hop Duo, Song of the Year, and Album of the Year, and 2 Chicago Music Awards for Best New Entertainer (2021) and Best Gospel Entertainer (2022).
“Don’t let Ken’s religious upbringing fool you. He knows how to turn up and gets the audience to join him.” – Patrice
- Trench Talk Ken the Messenger 2:19
- Need You ft. Jaleal Ken The Messenger 3:08
- Love Me ft. Montrealways Ken the Messenger 2:53
- Outta My Face Ken the Messenger 2:16
- Say Less Ken the Messenger 3:18
- Sorry Not Sorry Ken the Messenger 3:14
- Add It Up ft. Paris the Spitta Ken the Messenger 3:38
- Blessed Ken the Messenger 3:24
- Faith Moves (extended version) Ken The Messenger 3:52
- All God Ken The Messenger 2:55
- My God is Dope Ken The Messenger 4:14
- Saved & Lit Ken The Messenger 3:48
Inspiration 1390AM – Millennial Monday w/ Sonya Blakey
WYCA Rejoice 102.3 – Norris & Debra Show
WYCA Rejoice 102.3 – Street Sermonz w/ Keno
WYCA 1570AM Chicago – Big Gospel Express
WYCA Rejoice 102.3 – Artist Stage Radio Show w/ Tracy Williamson