Kyle “Chi Maven” Evans is an Alternative Hip-Hop and R&B artist originally born in Chicago, Illinois; he move to Houston, TX after being adopted at the age of 3. Chi Maven grew up singing in the choir at church as well as acting in plays so the arts have always played a major role in his life. Inspired by the discipline of his basketball career he puts the same passion and discipline into his music. He describes his music style as Hip-Hop with a blend of Ne-Yo Soul, Gospel, and R&B. One of his biggest inspirations is rapper Common because of the messages in his music of empowerment and truth; He is also inspired by Will Smith because of the embodiment of his character and his leadership as a strong black man in the community.