Reflection Music Group (RMG) artist, Deraj, will be releasing his EP 'Mirrors & Medicine' on February 25th.
“I was facing 43 years in prison for attempted murder due to gang violence...I
thought my life was over.” With matter of fact articulation and brutal
honesty, Curt Kennedy isn’t shy about telling his testimony. The artist has
been through more in his lifetime than would typically fit in one sitting.
Born in D.C. and immersed in the street lifestyle, his lingo and slang quickly
morphed to match his surroundings. After a broad daylight gang shooting
resulting in the death of his friend, Curt’s life was close to ending. “I was
in the courtroom waiting for the judge”, he told Rapzilla in an exclusive
interview. “And my lawyer told me I would do at least 10 years.” Facing
such bleak circumstances, Curt had a God-ordained realization. “I turned
around and looked in the courtroom and it was empty,” he explained. “The
Lord used that to show me that everyone who I stood for was gone and none
of them were there. The judge dropped all the felony charges against me. I
went from 43 years in prison to serving less than 4 months.”