Kulton The Maker brings everything and more to the table. Despite a rough start, he’s risen above to become not only a singer-songrapper but an audio engineer, and founder of 518Films.
Radios were playing “BLUE SKIES NO LIMITS” on repeat as the summer heat set in on the Brooklyn streets when Kulton The Maker entered this world. With each passing year, life got a little bit harder for him. Moving what little he had more often than not around the New York City boroughs with his grandparents never allowed him to call one address home for long. While he lacked a permanent place to rest his head, his grandparents made sure to shed what little light they could on their grandson. His grandmother taught him to read and write before kindergarten, and his former DJ grandfather gifted him his first instrument. Those two gifts allowed Kulton to pen his first song by the tender age of seven.
Music was where he found solace. This especially came into play when he hit his teenage years. Born with labyrinthitis, he was left completely deaf in one ear. The handicap presented a number of problems that he’d eventually overcome but when it led him to be held back in eighth grade, he was floored. Being held back alongside teachers who emotionally beat him down saying he’d never make it anywhere because of his race and economic status resulted in a battle with depression.
To overcome the sadness, Kulton turned to music. It had always been there for him, but at that time it was lifesaving. He began writing and expanding his knowledge of not only music but everything from poetry to sculpting to eventually filmmaking. Music though was at the forefront. Growing up he’d been inspired by Hiphop artists like Maxwell, Kid Cudi, Frank Ocean, and Childish Gambino for their ability to Rap and or sing while and deliver a heartfelt message using hiphop. He took those inspirations and teamed it with what he learned from his past struggles and his drive to create music that uplifts, empowers, and entertains.
A Beautiful Something is an impressive feat for an
independent artist. This is a well-crafted record that
stands out among the rest with its slick beats, attention
to detail, and Kulton The Maker’s unprecedented talents.
Kulton The Maker’s A Beautiful Something revolves
around all of the above as well as honest and thoughtful lyrics that leave listeners entranced.
His sound has already made him a hit with WGXC 90.7FM in New York and would be a great fit for other hip hop stations looking to add a fresh sound to their playlist. Kulton The Maker has played in venues big and small around the country and is currently working on getting back on the road in support of his debut. His video for lead single,
“Separation Anxiety,” is available now on Vevo, and A Beautiful Something is available now
iTunes, Tidal, and Amazon now.
On top of what Kulton The Maker has done and continues to do with music, he’s also a sought after filmmaker who has started his own company; 518Films. Marrying his love of music and film, he started creating music videos for others. His skills landed him in Lady Moon & The Eclipse’s sight. The indie R&B Cosmic Soul band hired Kulton and from there he’s worked with an array of New York City talent including Roc Nation’s Young Paris on “Jungle.”
His life may have had rough patches at every turn, but Kulton The Maker has come through to prove his strength and character. His filmmaking has led to a successful company creating music videos for numerous talents, and his music has landed him on stages throughout New York City.
KULTON THE MAKER- NO LIMITS