LEARNING NEVER ENDS
Educate 2 Elevate
Personal pride, social awareness and self-consciousness are important themes in Kirk Alton’s music. Though central to his work, his versatility extends beyond these themes, addressing a wide range of subjects and exploring an array of emotions.
Since 2015, Kirk has been honing his rap skills. Although a poet at heart, Kirk also considers himself a literary critic and continues to find inspiration by analyzing current events, his life and those of others. His music focuses on the contradictions and complexities of humanity, and draws strong parallels with literature and pop culture. Kirk’s extensive vocabulary adds a technical edge to his lyrics and is balanced by his simple use of deep, compound metaphors.
Born Kirk A. Cochran Jr. (1987), Kirk Alton was raised in Flint, Michigan. He holds an M.A. in English and currently teaches college English, full-time.