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Building a Legacy

Once ranked #2 on The Source Magazine’s Power 30 list, Kelly G recently served as Head of Music Programming & Talent for REVOLT TV & Media. In this role at the Sean “P. Diddy” Combs new music channel, Kelly G led the music and talent strategy across various linear and digital programming and off-channel activations. He was also responsible for the creation and developing various original programming including REVOLT Sessions, the network’s first live music series that has featured many breakout artists including Grammy-nominated artists Kehlani, BJ The Chicago Kid, PJ Morton and Ro James. He went on to partner with Harry Belafonte’s Sankofa.org to produce a thought-provoking social justice special entitled “Operation Get Home Alive” featuring Usher, Mali Music, and CNN Contributor Simone Sanders.

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Building a Legacy

Once ranked #2 on The Source Magazine’s Power 30 list, Kelly G recently served as Head of Music Programming & Talent for REVOLT TV & Media. In this role at the Sean “P. Diddy” Combs new music channel, Kelly G led the music and talent strategy across various linear and digital programming and off-channel activations. He was also responsible for the creation and developing various original programming including REVOLT Sessions, the network’s first live music series that has featured many breakout artists including Grammy-nominated artists Kehlani, BJ The Chicago Kid, PJ Morton and Ro James. He went on to partner with Harry Belafonte’s Sankofa.org to produce a thought-provoking social justice special entitled “Operation Get Home Alive” featuring Usher, Mali Music, and CNN Contributor Simone Sanders.

Life at BET

Prior to joining REVOLT, Kelly G. served as Senior Director of Music Programming for Black Entertainment Television where he played a key role in developing, producing and programming various BET franchises including 106 & Park, Music Matters, and The BET Awards. Using his gift to identify up and coming superstars, Kelly helped develop a groundbreaking new music platform called Music Matters. The program leveraged BET’s massive on-air and digital platforms (including The BET Awards) to impact record and concert ticket sales and play a critical role in launching the careers of artists like Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole, Miguel, Lacrae and Jessie J. While at BET, Kelly also established himself as a premiere programmer and talent booker for various concerts and festivals including SXSW, A3C Hip-Hop Festival, and BET Experience. He developed and launched the first BET national sold out concert tours for artists including Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole, Marsha Ambrosius, K. Michelle and Trey Songz. On the festival side, he has leveraged his deep industry relationships to book many acts including Beyonce, Outkast, T.I., Big Sean, and Melanie Fiona.

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Life at BET

Prior to joining REVOLT, Kelly G. served as Senior Director of Music Programming for Black Entertainment Television where he played a key role in developing, producing and programming various BET franchises including 106 & Park, Music Matters, and The BET Awards. Using his gift to identify up and coming superstars, Kelly helped develop a groundbreaking new music platform called Music Matters. The program leveraged BET’s massive on-air and digital platforms (including The BET Awards) to impact record and concert ticket sales and play a critical role in launching the careers of artists like Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole, Miguel, Lacrae and Jessie J. While at BET, Kelly also established himself as a premiere programmer and talent booker for various concerts and festivals including SXSW, A3C Hip-Hop Festival, and BET Experience. He developed and launched the first BET national sold out concert tours for artists including Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole, Marsha Ambrosius, K. Michelle and Trey Songz. On the festival side, he has leveraged his deep industry relationships to book many acts including Beyonce, Outkast, T.I., Big Sean, and Melanie Fiona.

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DJ Kelly G is Born

Prior to joining REVOLT & BET, Kelly G worked for Chicago’s Number One rated hip-hop and R&B station, WGCI. Recruited by legendary radio programmer Elroy Smith, Kelly G lead the production for many of the top-rated shows including Steve Harvey’s first ever morning show, The George Wallace Show, Tom Joyner, and Doug Banks. He eventually landed his own trend-setting four-hour mix show called “Da Bomb,” a show that ultimately maintained a number one rated position for over 5 years.

Under Smith’s tutelage, Kelly G developed his ear for the hits and the business of radio and programming. Kelly G took those lessons along with his DJing skills to do chart-topping dance remixes for major artists including Mary J. Blige, Ne-Yo, Janet Jackson, Brandy, Faith Evans, Tina Moore and countless others. In addition to his work remixing the songs of today’s top artists, Kelly G can be seen producing and scoring tracks for movies like Phunny Business and DJing special events the world over. Although his heart is playing soulful Chicago House Music, Kelly G is well experienced in rocking any Pop, Hip-Hop and R&B event. Some of his DJ appearances include opening concerts for artists like Aretha Franklin and LL Cool J and doing parties for top celebrities like Kanye West, Diddy, and Jimmy Iovine.

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DJ Kelly G is Born

Prior to joining REVOLT & BET, Kelly G worked for Chicago’s Number One rated hip-hop and R&B station, WGCI. Recruited by legendary radio programmer Elroy Smith, Kelly G lead the production for many of the top-rated shows including Steve Harvey’s first ever morning show, The George Wallace Show, Tom Joyner, and Doug Banks. He eventually landed his own trend-setting four-hour mix show called “Da Bomb,” a show that ultimately maintained a number one rated position for over 5 years.

Under Smith’s tutelage, Kelly G developed his ear for the hits and the business of radio and programming. Kelly G took those lessons along with his DJing skills to do chart-topping dance remixes for major artists including Mary J. Blige, Ne-Yo, Janet Jackson, Brandy, Faith Evans, Tina Moore and countless others. In addition to his work remixing the songs of today’s top artists, Kelly G can be seen producing and scoring tracks for movies like Phunny Business and DJing special events the world over. Although his heart is playing soulful Chicago House Music, Kelly G is well experienced in rocking any Pop, Hip-Hop and R&B event. Some of his DJ appearances include opening concerts for artists like Aretha Franklin and LL Cool J and doing parties for top celebrities like Kanye West, Diddy, and Jimmy Iovine.