R&B singer/songwriter Kevin Ross teams up with his fellow Motown Records signee BJ The Chicago Kid for a remix to his motivational anthem, “Be Great.” The visuals for the new remix coincide with the release of Kevin’s 4-song EP, Long Song Away.
Kevin thinks now is the perfect moment to share the “Be Great” remix and its motivational message. “I worked with BJ to create a version of “Be Great” that continues to encourage everyone to practice greatness, even in the face of great obstacles,” says Kevin. “With the election of Donald Trump, with the continued killings of black people by police, who are not held accountable in the court of law, with so much that’s going on, messages of positivity and perseverance are so important. Sometimes, what’s going on in the world can cause us to feel discouraged, but my message to people is that we have to still strive to be great every day.”
In addition to the “Be Great (Remix)” and his Long Song Away EP, Kevin has announced his #BeGreatHBCU scholarship today. Students from historically black colleges across the country will have the opportunity to win a scholarship for $1,500.
“Education is so important. It’s definitely a tool that can be used in the pursuit of greatness,” says Kevin. “I know how expensive school can be, so I want to at least be able to offer one of my fans a little something to help towards their educational dreams.”
Kevin’s Long Song Away EP is available on all DSPs now, it is the prelude to his forthcoming debut album, The Awakening, which will be released in March 2017. Check out the video for the “Be Great (Remix)” below.