For folks not living in the Northeast Corridor you should know that the DMV isn’t just an acronym for the Department of Motor Vehicle. For those living in the Northeast Corridor the DMV is the name of the trifecta better know as DC, Maryland, and Virginia. The DMV is the birthplace of a long list of super talents and it has given birth to the future of R&B, pop, rock, gospel and soul. Washington DC-natives Kenny Iko and Demetrius Mechie have joined forces with Maryland-native Tre Anthony to form the super-group 4Ever Young “The Future”. Signed by CEO Russell Webster to his 4Ever Young Music Group imprint, 4EY “The Future” adopted their name from the label and are determined to do take their brand of soul beyond the limits.
With the release of their debut single/dance anthem “Scoot Ova”, penned by Santino Rose and produced by Zaytoven-Beats, 4EY “The Future” is already being compared to that of The Jackson 5, N’SYNC, Backstreet Boys and Boys II Men, all of whom are major influences to their sound. 4EY “The Future” promises that they’re tentatively titled debut album, 4Ever, slated for June 9, 2015 will require listeners to do nothing except press play. “We’re very excited about it,” says Kenny Iko. “We’ve had the privilege to work with some incredible producers and songwriters who were able to help develop and nurture the ‘4EY’ sound.”
Growing up in the DMV, Mechie, Kenny and Tre knew of each other as up-and-coming performers, but had never considered forming a group. That all changed when Russell Webster, the label’s CEO, expressed his vision for “the future” of pop and urban music. At 18 years old, Demetrius Mechie’s background was steadfast in the church choir, basketball and of course secular music. Rapper/Singer Tre Anthony, also 18 Years old, had been performing since the age of 15. By the tender age of 13, Kenny Iko was dominating local talent showcases and opened up for the likes of Chrisette Michele and Bow Wow. Once the dream-team was formed, they’ve been like a family ever since.
The ideology of family motivates 4EY to be the greatest. As a family they share the spotlight. Family doesn’t call themselves members. In this case they are brothers. 4EY “The Future”, refers to themselves as Brother. One brother, like bad-boy Tre Anthony, cracks jokes and does a stellar impression of comedian Kat Williams. Another brother, like ladies-man Demetrius Mechie, dyes his hair blonde while the other peace-keeping brother, like Kenny Iko, constantly reminds them of their motto to always be humble, honest and hungry. 4EY “The Future” is 4Ever.