Over the years as Hip-Hop has become more marketable for the masses and not just in urban America. The love for the art form has grown exponentially, even in the Cowboy State. Even more so when you think of artists that may not have always called Wyoming home. Enter Bucktown Kev.

Having moved to Casper just under two years ago for an asbestos job contract, Kev linked up with other local rappers to form the group Top Shelf Gang (which also includes Addiction and Philly Flamez).

Bucktown, named after the slang term for his hometown of Raeford, North Carolina, begin rapping at the tender of age of thirteen. He recorded his first solo on a cassette tape by the age of sixteen, before moving on to record in a professional studio at twenty-four.

Now 15 years later, Kev is still going hard on the music tip. His video for Bandz Up plays like a scene out of the cult classic film Scarface. This one is not for the faint of heart, but tells the story of a lifestyle that most folks in Oil City can barely fathom.