Khary Durgans – Hold Up (Love + Anchors)

I should have made this post 8 months ago. November 11, 2014 to be exact. Why? That’s the day after I attended Khary Durgans listening party in the city for the release of his “Swim Team EP.” My favorite track is “Hold Up”…hands down! If you had the pleasure of being amongst the crowd that evening you would know exactly what I mean. As soon as this track dropped the entire room was filled with energy. This was the one. I just felt it. I even overheard some guys next to me who agreed. Now it’s your turn. Give it play…see exactly what I mean!

Background Story

I was initially introduced to Khary’s music through a friend of mine named Whitney. This was a few months after he released his debut project entitled, “Love + Anchors.” I must of listened to this project 10 times! I was an instant fan. He embodies many of the qualities that I look for when identifying talent to work with. He’s authentic, true to himself, and embraces his own journey. He selflessly shares his story in regards to growing up in Rhode Island and moving to Brooklyn, NY. Not afraid to bare it all, he spits about what a lot of other MC’s fear to discuss. Real life sh*t! Employment, friends, foes, relationships, school, women, parents, and his mission to pursue his own dreams and aspirations. Khary is the definition of #ALOVERSAmbition – The type of artist who is determined to succeed at exactly what they love to do in life!


(Uh • Kway • Us) Aquaus Kelley is a forward-thinking Creative Consultant, Educator, and Music Publisher. As the Founder of A Lovers Ambition Lifestyle Group, he specializes in identifying talent and creating opportunities for brand development, exposure, and growth. Aquaus has worked with companies such as Cornerstone Agency, Universal Music Group, and W Hotels. He is extremely passionate about helping companies adapt to culture and building value between brands and consumers. His ultimate mission is to use his influence to project positivity across the globe.

Khary Durgans – Self Centered/Twenty – 3

You know you’re on the right track when people can identify your music within minutes of listening. It’s even better when you’re an emerging artist from Rhode Island yet to gain mainstream recognition. It’s only a matter of time before a young 23 year-old MC by the name of Khary Durgans goes next level!

Do you know that feeling when you hear something special and everything else around you comes to a halt? As I was in the kitchen cooking dinner earlier this evening, that’s exactly what happened. I heard a very familiar voice projecting through my speakers in my living room. I had a pretty good idea who I thought it may be. Nonetheless, I still had to walk over to glimpse at the screen on my iPhone just to make sure. I was right. It was Khary and he just dropped some more heat with this one! It’s entitled, ‘Self Centered/Twenty.‘ You don’t believe me? Check it out yourself…I know one thing, I’m diggin’ it.