Today, May 18, is the 24th birthday of Ventura, Calif. rapper Kyle!

Hailing from the West Coast, Kyle Harvey grew up on the likes of Ol' Dirty Bastard, The Lox and Jadakiss before getting his style inspiration from Kid Cudi and Wiz Khalifa. Kyle's own rap style is all about relatable positivity. His two most recent mixtapes, 2013's Beautiful Loser and 2015's Smyle helped Kyle carve out his own lane as an upbeat, surf-inclined rapper who can actually spit. To date, the SuperDuper crew leader has worked with the likes of Chance The Rapper, Kehlani, Lil Yachty and G-Eazy.

"My style has been compared to someone probably like the Fresh Prince," Kyle told XXL during his feature on The Break. "I’ve been compared to Drake before and Kid Cudi. But mostly Fresh Prince. I don’t think anyone has the same music sound as me. I can’t think of anyone else. This is some new shit. It’s like new futuristic-type New Jack Swing rap, if that make sense."

Though he's been grinding for years, Kyle finally scored a breakout single last December with the Lil Yachty-assisted single "iSpy." The goofy banger about spotting cuties peaked at No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100, marking Kyle's first appearance on Billboard's Top 10.

After just having finished his Super Duper Tour, the upstart is hard at work making new music for 2017. Check out Kyle's 2017 XXL Freshman pitch video below.

Happy Birthday, Kyle!

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