Portland’s latest prodigy has made a name for himself in 2021 with relatable and emotional tracks that will surely put him in the spotlight in the near future. He has showcased his versatile vocal range and beautiful songwriting with two singles, “Valley Girl” and “Fallin in Luv.” Learn more about Keith Canva$ below.
What got me into music, was I’d always write songs and poems as kids. My mom would always have me do stuff with writing. My homie would show me I could do it. I always wanted to be an entertainer. It was always me. I would always dress up as rappers and rehearse in front of my family. It was always a thing.
We would drop one song and it did super well. I got that feeling and took a trip to LA. We ran into a few people we shouldn’t have been around and they showed me I could do it. I grew into getting much better.
I was always in the city. Coming up we had artists. There is a scene. Coming up was weird because it was clique-ish. There was a version of hate. I didn’t face the hate as much as other people. I got a lot of love. It was a dope scene musically and fashion-wise. A lot of great designers out there. To get my foot in the door, I was a model. I would link up with people and do shoots.
110 percent. Clothes are my thing, and I love modeling. That’s why I haven’t tatted my face. My main goal is to like get on a runaway. I want to walk at fashion week. I want to be on billboards.
Tuxx is the bro. I’ve been wanting to work with him for the longest. We followed each other on the internet before he signed to Internet Money. It was cool to see his come up. When I made the record, I could hear his voice, and I slid it over. He did it, and when I came to LA, we linked up. We made the record before linking up.
We made “Valley Girl” in the same session. It was just me talking about past relationships that didn’t work out. The ups and downs with things. We wanted more of a happy, pop, “uppity,” type beat. That’s my music: happy and sad. When it came out, we felt relevant.
I want them to know they aren’t alone. No one would understand the things I go through. Those days I realized it is a big world. I feel like people look up to me. I’m honest and very genuine. I don’t hide anything I do. I want people to be themselves. There is nothing without being yourself. They aren’t alone. I want to feel understood. I want to know I’m not alone myself.
I’ve been taking my time to develop my sound. With life and the pandemic, it hit me mentally. I have a bunch of stuff I’m gearing up to drop. I have some records with KYLE. He is the man. In the next five years I want two to three solid albums. I want to drop two EPs every year. I want to drop more music and go on tours. I want to take care of my mom and dad.