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Kent "Kent Money" Aboko was born in Norfolk, VA on August 2nd 1988. In the fourth grade Kent and his family relocated to Southern California's Inland Empire. Every summer, Kent would return to Virginia to be with family and friends. As a child, he and his friends would write raps and record songs using his Mother's cassette tapes. Though Kent started rapping at a young age it was during a period of incarcerated that he discovered a passion for music.
In 2008 Kent Money join the Inland Empire based collective The Surf Club. Members Includes: Hit-Boy, Chase N Cashe, Chili Chil, Young Ry, B. Carr, and Stacy Barthe. Two years later in August 2010 under the Surf Club banner Kent Money released his debut project entitled Becoming. Becoming featured appearances from noted newcomers: TY$, Big K.R.I.T (Def Jam) and Frank Ocean (Def Jam/ OFWGKTA). Boasting production from: Hit-Boy (The Thorne, Rihanna, A$AP Rocky, Justin Bieber), Chase N. Cashe (Lil Wayne, Casey Veggies, Dom Kennedy) and Boi-1da (Drake). Becoming received raved reviews on various tastemakers and online publications.
Kent Money has recently aligned himself with Hit-Boy’s HS87 venture. Kent Money has honed his craft co-writing on “Jay-Z Interview“ and “Options” on the Hit-Boy’s debut album “HITstory.”
This fall, Kent Money will release his sophomore album Eyes Wide Shut. When asked what listeners can expect from this project, Kent Money simply answered; "The truth, not opinion". This album will be truth about self, truth about life, truth about love and truth about hate. I will speak on things most rappers will and will not like; “truth in the best of times and truth in the darkest of times.”