Meet Javontae Kelson of F.O.G MUSIC
I Javontae L. Kelson is publicly known as Kels Minor. I was born and raised in the state of Louisiana. Growing up my influences were Mia X, Lil Boosie, Eminem, and Lauryn Hill. I began making music at the age of 9. Music has always been such a great inspiration and joy to my soul. Music takes me to a whole different universe, regardless of the genre. Every day life and sights is what inspires me to write music. When my mom was diagnosed with ovarian cancer, it made me dive even deeper into the music because it was the only thing to ease my mind. It inspired me to keep pushing and continue to tell my stories through music. I am always positive no matter the situation. People would describe me as a light in a dark room with a heart of gold. I formed an independent record label called F.O.G MUSIC and have been scouting talent of my own.
Smooth? I would definitely have to disagree with that. There have been so many challenges along this road. Trials and tribulations that makes you want to stop everything. Depression, incarceration, multiple deaths of loved ones, and so much more. So many things that makes you want to give up, but it really only made me stronger and put more thought/life into my music.
F.O.G MUSIC came about in 2018, but wasn’t actually formed until 2020. We are an independent record label that is all about originality. Our motto is to focus on greatness, always be authentic, and never change. That is what sets us apart from anyone else, we do not change who a person is. We see a person for who they are. We let every artist and member of the team remain true to their art and identity when it comes to music. The biggest accomplishment that we are most proud of is being noticed in 20 different countries in less than 6 months.
Of course, everyone would think that success is when you become rich and famous, but to me the definition of success is living in truth and having a positive impact on other people. Satisfaction and impact is more of an accomplishment to me rather than fame and money. The criteria that I look out for is staying true to something that I am passionate about and always looking for ways to grow through something that can possibly shatter ambitions. Remaining grounded and humble it allows me to stay true to my roots and to never lose focus.