Kevin Elijah Burgess, better known by his stage name KB, is a hip hop artist from St. Petersburg, Florida. His parents divorced when he was 8 years old and he was raised on the south-side of St. Petersburg, which according to KB is “probably one of the worst areas in the state.” He did well in school and at age 15 was offered an opportunity to pursue college through a program called St. Petersburg Collegiate High School.
But despite this opportunity, he struggled with extreme depression and experimented with various drugs to try to relieve it. He began struggling at school due to his problems with his personal life, and even contemplated suicide. During this period of his life he met a Christian named Jeremy who introduced him to Christian rap. Jeremy offered him a CD, and KB says he was saved after hearing the Gospel presentation on the recording.
He is now the leader of HGA, and was signed as a solo artist to Reach Records in 2010. He is also a member of the Reach Records-based hip-hop collective 116 Clique. After releasing a mixtape in 2011 entitled Who Is KB?, his debut album, Weight & Glory, was released on July 17, 2012, to critical acclaim.