Kenny M. Alvarez or I.K.P. (The Infamous King of Positivity) is a Brooklyn, New York-born, Norfolk, Virginia-raised rapper-producer. His moniker represents a commitment to creating art with a focus on self-empowerment and compassion for communities affected by HIV and AIDS. I.K.P. honed his performance and recording skills during his five-year service in the United States Marines Corps. After being discharged honorably, I.K.P. attended Full Sail University, in Winter Park, Florida graduating with a bachelor’s degree in Music Business.
I.K.P. has founded Reigning Positivity Music, and is currently working on his next projects with Ivan Corpening also known as MNDCFT, a producer-engineer who’s credits include work on platinum-selling and Grammy-nominated SZA’s album Ctrl.
These days, you won’t need to search long for artists breaking boundaries on gender norms or sexual fluidity in many other genres. I.K.P. brings the ability to bridge the gap between hip-hop’s nature for storytelling of disenfranchised people with the humanity in alternative lifestyles.