Listen Up! Sacramento presents Kennedy Wrose performing in the Access Sacramento studio. Recorded 7/11/17.

Born Eugene Kennedy Clarke, hip-hop recording artist Kennedy Wrose grew up and currently resides in Sacramento, Ca. It wasn’t until high school hip-hop started to influence his life and that’s when he wrote his first rap. You wouldn’t be able to tell by listening to his music, but rapping didn’t come naturally to Wrose. It took many afternoons freestyling to a beat in the car to develop his skill as a rapper. Even when Wrose would stumble on his words, his friend always encouraged him to keep going—after a while Wrose was able to freestyle entire songs. He later gave himself the name T.h.e. G.i.f.t. which is an acronym for ‘To Heaven and Earth God Is Forever the Truth.’

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