Kuttybear is among the mid-west hip hop artists who began receiving attention in the late 2010s with his The Bear Chronicles mixtape series as well as other multiple self produced/engineered projects. Born in Kansas City, Missouri, Stephon Colbert, discovered his passion for poetry & music at the age of five & later began writing & recording raps with his older cousin, Mawb, who he credits as his mentor. Before adopting the eccentric pseudonym in middle school, Kuttybear, learned to record, engineer & mix his own music from his bedroom where he challenged himself to be a torchbearer for introspective lyricism & storytelling. In 2016, Kuttybear released The Bear Chronicles 5, shortly before departing from We Are ART Entertainment. The album was complemented with the single ‘Probably’ featuring fellow Kansas City artists Gee Watts & Marcus Yates. Kutty has since gone on to work closely with producers Bam Keith & Otis Fuller as well as creating Lost Balloon Entertainment that prepared the release of his first studio LP, Trouble In Paradise, in 2018.