Learn the Story
On May 2nd, 1994, Zach Klein was born what doctors considered to be a congenital syndactyly. With just 3 fingers on his right hand, a completely different story would begin to unfold. It would take years before he truly understood how to embrace and accept something that wasn’t going to change.
A realization developed through both years of experience and dealing with varying perspectives on how to view what he had. The challenging aspects of living day to day life with something that only 1% of the world is born with gave him the opportunity to grow much quicker than he originally might have. Considering the way he was born, and how it developed his outlook on life, his message became and uplifting prophecy, or proph3cy. The young artist manages to bring positivity through an electric, soul driven vibe and an original Jazzy Blues style which dictates a lane of its own.
“When it’s all said and done, watching people enjoy my music is the most rewarding thing in the world. But when it comes to my purpose and why I’m probably here, all I can say is that I’m doing my best to be the most honest musician I can be. It’s really important for me to be truthful with the way I feel about things in life. This is a valuable lesson I’ve learned. Through the years, I’ve come a long way with handling difficult situations. I’m no different than anybody else who’s been dealt a tough circumstance, but people may or may not find benefits in seeings things the way I explain in my songs- things get better”. Now, in 2017, The 23 year old artist currently lives in Los Angeles, and is gearing up to release his debut EP, “Coastline”.
High School- College
At 15, Klein’s older brother showed him various different House Artists that eventually inspired him to produce his own music, starting off with Mashups and EDM. These productions quickly evolved into hip-hop once he discovered his true love for writing lyrics. After experimenting with different sounds and putting together a catalog of music, he decided to try honing in on his music production skills with “Taste of Time” in 2012, an all original EDM/ Hip-Hop album which featured various rappers and vocal artists in his area. That same year he placed Top 5 as a finalist in the Great American Song Competition for his song “3 Digits”, discussing his hand deformity from the moment he was born, and how it’s impacted his ability to face certain realities growing up as a child. The competition featured over 10,000 entries from amateur songwriters around the world. He placed finals once again the following year for his hit song titled “The Interview.”
Realizing his passion for MC’ing and producing Hip Hop, he continued producing his own music in his dorm room closet. After finishing his freshman year at Chico State, Klein spent the 2013 summer in Los Angeles where he assembled the rest of his first all Hip- Hop compilation titled “9 Months,” a 12-song mix tape discussing college experiences, emerging self- identity, and life endeavors. He started making his own beats increasingly, which were featured on his next 8 Song EP Undefined Grind. In early 2013, he co-founded a production company called “Blowout Productions”, reeling in a strong college demographic through a number of events. He managed to start developing a fan base in Chico.
Heavily influenced by artists such as Amy Winehouse, Allen Stone, J.Cole, Kendrick Lamar, Andre 3000, Biggie, Eminem, and Anderson .Paak Proph3cY has been able to combine many different styles and attributes from each to create his own unique sound. His music has a tendency to draw emotion, mainly because of his ability to paint a clear picture with his story-filled lyrics. With his newest EP, Coastline coming out in September 2017, the young artist has only begun to touch the surface with what his true prophecy really is.
“My music has always been about developing oneself. Maybe its been a kind of obsession of mine. Everyone in my family is sort of like that. Every song, every experience contributes to what you become. This is what I’ve become. I’m always preaching to find yourself and to be honest with what you find. ”
“It’s not about being perfect or imperfect, it’s about who you become. I look at all the things in life that have contributed to who I’ve become at this point and feel grateful for them at some point along the way. This “gift”, which at first I thought was a disadvantage a majority of my early life, allowed me to ultimately start accepting the reality of my short life. “