Clyde Kelly is an independent rapper and songwriter from North Carolina. He combines elements of hip-hop, reggae, and indie rock with lyrics about self-awareness, positivity, and determination.
He co-founded record label Halliburton Productions in May 2016, and released his debut album Not Rich Yet the following November. The second single, "Magic," gained popularity on Spotify's Hip-Hop Central playlist, and the album broke one million cumulative streams by February 2017. His sophomore effort, LRx, debuted in May 2017 at number thirty-nine on the iTunes R&B/Soul top charts. He plans to release one single every month in 2018.
Also a full-time MBA student at The Wharton School of Business, Clyde has been profiled in The Daily Pennsylvanian, The Wharton Journal, and Poets & Quants. He currently resides in Philadelphia, where he has performed as an opener for artists such as T-Pain and Yung Joc.