Lil Savvy also known as Kalen Hawkins is a 25 year old Rapper from Atlanta Georgia. He was diagnosed with cancer in 2017 and defeated it in 2018 with the support of his family, his doctors, and the nurses at Northside Hospital in Sandy Springs Georgia. Shortly after, he started back doing the things he loved like playing basketball, going to events, and working at the family business in Stone Mountain. Lil Savvy went to over 7 schools in Atlanta, Georgia. He later graduated in December of 2019 from Georgia State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Communications. Lil Savvy is a well educated rapper as well as an honorable man. He has overcame many obstacles in his life and feels as though God has a plan for him to continue to tell his story on all platforms.
Lil Savvy Interview
How was it being in the hospital for a year?
“It was hard being in the hospital. My parents had to work most of the time I was there so the nurses and doctors became my family. When I didn’t feel good I had to press a button for the nurses to come comfort me. My body was hurting, my head was hurting, I lost my sense of taste and I lost hair. It was a tragedy for me!”
What made you want to start doing music?
“I started doing music because I needed something to do while I was in the hospital. Music touched my soul during those hard times. People relate to music more and that helped me ease the pain.”
What made you change from becoming a Hip-Hop Artist to becoming a Hip-Hop Gospel Artist ?
“God led me to do Hip-Hop Gospel because I was promoting the devil. God snatched me back into reality during the corona virus. It was a wake up call, he told me to serve him and that’s what I did.”
Who are some people you look up to in the industry?
“I look up to Pop Smoke , Kirk Franklin, 6ix9ine , Lil Durk, and Chief Keef. Not because of what they stand for or what they rap about , but because their style and flow is unique. I cant help but to like them.”
Where do you see yourself in the next five years ?
“I see myself owning several business and helping my dads church continue to grow. I want to keep the legacy moving while being a gospel hip hop artist.”
What legacy do you want to leave your fans?
”I want to be the greatest entrepreneur these kids have ever seen and the biggest hustler they have ever witnessed beat cancer. I want them to know came back super strong solely to speak positivity in their life.”
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