A Brooklyn native, KOVAS has worked with artists from M.I.A and Lady Sovereign to Justin Timberlake and Shakira. His music has provided sonic background for films like Prom Night, TV shows like Glee and American Dad, as well as video games like the Madden NFL series, to name just a few.
KOVAS has also done music score for television commercials including Covergirl. One starring Queen Latifah and other starring Drew Barrymore. He's also scored the being musical score for the Anthony Mandler directed Taylor Swift video "I Knew You Were Trouble"
Following in the tradition of producers who can also spit like Prince Paul, Kanye West and Pharrell, Kovas is multitalented, playing up to five instruments, singing, rapping and engineering on most of his productions. As founder of the digital music label Art School Rebellion / Ghetto Beat, the versatile musician has amassed a catalog of production credits from chart topping recording artists and leading entertainment companies. In 2003 he produced the track "Attitude" for Nick Cannon's self-titled album. In 2006, he remixed both "Fiddle with the Beat" for Lady Sovereign and "Hips Don't Lie" for Shakira. He was commissioned for MTV’s Making The Band, EA Sports' Madden NFL '09 video game and Cartoon Networks' Adult Swim. His hit single “Wax On Wax Off” was featured on the Madden '09 Video Game & Soundtrack. And as if music isn't enough, Kovas also voiced two characters in the Rockstar video game Grand Theft Auto IV.
Kovas made his debut in 2000 at the age of 16 as both a producer and artist on the Tommy Boy Records release, De La Soul featuring Kovas "Words and Verbs." He began to compose music, pulling from his Latin/ French Moroccan heritage, as well as rock, punk, soul and hip-hop influences. In 2007, Kovas released his first solo EP, The Arrogance of Youth. In 2009, he released a follow up EP Reagan Babies.