FLUID the EmCee
FLUID WAS BORN -
Kevin Jerod Allison was born on March 3, 1976 in Oakland, CA.
In the mid`80s while attending Golden Gate Academy (Oakland, CA), Fluid began taking piano and drumming lessons, and soon became a member of a performance band started by his music teacher. It was also during this time that he first became exposed to Run DMC, LL Cool J, Boogie Down Productions, Eric B. & Rakim, Too Short and many other rap pioneers and innovators.However, it wasn’t until 1990, during an eighth grade English class that he would realize his own ability to perform and write music.
In the fall of 1990 Fluid entered high school and began participating in talent shows and free style contests. That same year he won KMEL’s Battle of the Rappers three nights in a row under the name K-Love. In 1995 Fluid began taking his love for music and performance to the stage.
He’s performed at such venues as Fulton 55 (Fresno, CA), Sparta Lounge (San Jose, CA), The Legacy Ballroom (Oakland, CA), Blue Chip Bar & Grill (San Jose, CA), The X Bar (Cupertino, CA), Saaghi’s (San Jose, CA), The Mezzanine(San Francisco, CA), The New Parish (Oakland, CA), Dorsey’s Locker (Oakland, CA), The Malonga Casquelourd Arts Center (Oakland, CA – formerly known as The Alice Arts Center), La Pena Cultural Center (Berkeley, CA), Toons Night Club (San Jose, CA), and The Black Repretory Theatre (Berkeley, CA) to name a few. Fluid has opened for many artists including Suga Free, DJ Quik, and Xzibit and has also contributed songs to several compilation albums produced by and featuring local Bay Area artists. He has also collaborated with many artists and producers including:
The Mekanix, 4Rax, Suga Free, Jay Steez, Ant Banks, Sonny B., Casual (Hieroglyphics Imperium), Richie Famous, Stevie Joe, and Rice4eveR.
Fluid Motion Music
PROJECTS & CONTRIBUTIONS
The following is a partial listing of projects Fluid has appeared on, written for, or otherwise contributed to:
“Out Tha Trunk”, SF.HipHop.com/Showcase Dist.(2002)
“Struggle Continues”, Spotsmashin Records/the Agency, Inc. Dist.(2002)
“The Bootleg Project”, Top Of The Line Entertainment and Dist.(2002 )
“Face Off, Vol.1”, Danger Zone Productions/Dist.(2003)
Maja Rawstin – “Hood Behavior”, Beatkings/Umoja Vibe Records and Dist.(2003)
Fluid – “I Tried”, Fluid Motion Music & Entertainment / Dist. ( 2010)
Fluid – “Spoiled Rotten”, Fluid Motion Music & Entertainment/ Dist. (2012/2013)
T-Rydah – “Hard Times…Good Times”/Dist. (2015)
Fluid – “Play 2 Win (Feat. 4rAx), Fluid Motion Music & Entertainment/ Dist. (2017)
Fluid – Fluitopia – E.P., Fluid Motion Music & Entertainment/ Dist. – Coming Soon (TBA)