Prevail (musician)

Kiley Hendriks (born November 4, 1975), better known by stage name Prevail, is a 4-time Juno Award winning Canadian hip hop artist raised in Victoria, British Columbia and based in Vancouver, British Columbia. Prevail is part of platinum-selling Swollen Members, which consists principally of himself and Mad Child. They have been called "two of the most innovative people in hip-hop".[1] Aside from his extensive catalog with Swollen Members, Prevail released a side project entitled Code Name Scorpion with Abstract Rude and Moka Only in 2001, his first solo EP Baseball Bat and Nails in 2009, and a second solo EP with Ol' City Rocker titled Spasefase in 2012.

Prevail
Birth nameKiley Hendriks
Born (1975-11-04) November 4, 1975
Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
OriginVancouver, British Columbia, Canada
GenresHip hop
Years active1992-present
LabelsBattle Axe Records
Associated actsSwollen Members
Madchild
Rob The Viking
Moka Only
Alpha and Omega
Websitehttp://www.swollenmembers.com/

Prevail has now started a new group in 2016 that goes by the name 'Alpha Omega' teaming up with his actual nephew Corey Joseph (a.k.a. Neph).

Music

Prevail rarely swears and tends to use an expansive vocabulary. The subject matter of his lyrics is generally quite dark. He often makes references to literature and entertainment.

Solo releases

  • Baseball Bat & Nails EP - February 10, 2009
  • Spasefase EP - January 10, 2012

Discography with Swollen Members

Awards and recognition with Swollen Members

Juno Awards

  • 2001 - Best Rap Recording (Balance)
  • 2002 - Best Rap Recording (Bad Dreams)
  • 2003 - Rap Recording of the Year (Monsters in the Closet)
  • 2007 - Rap Recording of the Year (Black Magic)

MuchMusic Video Awards

  • 2002 - MuchVIBE Best Rap Video ("Fuel Injected" feat. Moka Only and directed by Wendy Morgan)
  • 2002 - MuchMusic Best Director ("Fuel Injected" feat. Moka Only and directed by Wendy Morgan)
  • 2002 - MuchMusic VideoFACT Award ("Fuel Injected" feat. Moka Only and directed by Wendy Morgan)
  • 2002 - MuchMusic Best Independent Video ("Fuel Injected" feat. Moka Only and directed by Wendy Morgan)
  • 2003 - MuchVIBE Best Rap Video ("Breath" feat. Nelly Furtado and directed by Todd McFarlane)

References

  1. Shapiro, P: The Rough Guide To Hip-Hop, page 53. Rough Guides, 2005

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