King Kihei, (Pronounced "key hey") Is An Artist of Hawaiian and African American descent.
Born in Honolulu, raised in South Central Los Angeles and Kansas City, King Kihei has experienced many different walks of life.
With an uncanny ability to mesh these influences within his lyricism and music,
King Kihei brings an unprecedented style to the world never witnessed before.
A community activist and education advocate, King Kihei has garnered the reputation of having one of the most innovative minds in the local scene.
With the creation of "The Griot Gathering" album, a project specifically based on social commentary tackling the major issues in The Kansas City
area, King Kihei was able to capture an educated perspective of the anger and frustrations of the community.
Not only has King Kihei become one of the biggest names in the Kansas City music scene,
He has had the rare opportunity to share the stage with the likes of National Acts such as Drake, Rakim, Slick Rick, PMD, Bobby Valentino,
David Banner, Afroman, Jagged Edge, Yukmouth, Luni Coleone, Killa Tay, MC Eiht, Spice one, GLC, just to name a few.
Cancer survivor, Guinness Book of World Record holder (for the longest poetry reading ever), King Kihei does not plan on ending his ability to accomplish greatness any time soon.
So don’t miss out on your chance to experience history in the making.
This young artist speaks with passion and conviction like no other.
A large part of KDTP's rough and edgy style was inherited growing up in the streets of Kansas City, MO.
Since a young man he planned on impacting the music industry with the realness that he bleeds on the page.
With blunt, yet thought provoking lyrics such as "The man in the mirror is the one that keeps me focused", KDTP is
able to define and capture that impact very well.
KDTP's life was almost cut short, when he was violently shot multiple times in the notorious Eastside of Kansas City.
As music being one of his main outlets used to express the pains and struggles experienced his everyday life,
KDTP has always found a way to turn tragedy into triumph by passionately speaking through his music.
In the video to his song titled "Wise Wurds", KDTP captures his rough and edgy style by walking in front of a descriptive
sidewalk vigil portraying the names of deceased friends, while reciting the following lyrics
"A Wise Man Said If You Fall Off Track, You Gotta Pick Yourself Up And Bounce Right Back."
This young artist speaks with passion and conviction like no other. He is one of the founding memebers of Kingpen Coalition, and brings
a slightly educated black males perspective to the family.
El Mana has one of the fierces and wittiest deliveries in the local scene.
El Mana is one of the founding members of The Maggilla Click and Kingpen Coalition.
A self made entreprenuer hailing from the notorious Eastside of Kansas City, El Mana has one of the fierces and wittiest deliveries in the
On the track titled "All Aspects" you can hear how he blends the authentic street perspective and innovative lingo with lines such as,
"You can tell i'm a hustlenaire i double the price automatically when i touch a square".
With a dynamic flow that has enhanced over the years, Ace The Czar's song writing ability never ceases to amaze.
Since the age of twelve rapper/singer Ace The Czar has been striving to make a breakthrough in the music industry with complex, hardcore yet classy rhymes.
Getting his start performing at small 21 and up venues at the age of 14, then progressing to larger venues it is safe to say he has seen a little.
With a dynamic flow that has enhanced over the years, Ace The Czar's song writing ability never ceases to amaze. With influences such as Jay-z, LL Cool J, The Notorious B.I.G., and Talib Kweli, it is clear to see the impression they have left on Ace The Czar.
From performing to music videos, and even community activism Ace The Czar is still proving that he is dedicated to not only improving himself, but also the environment around him.
From church to school Sky minor has always been involved in music.
Sky Minor was born and raised in Kansas City. Growing up music was a big part of his and his families life. His mother was his first introduction into commanding a crowd with just a voice, and
through his Mother he learned how to control his voice and adopted her style into his own.
From church to school Sky minor has always been involved in music. Choir class became his second home and a place where he learned to hone his abilities as a musician. It was where he studied music theory and where he taught himself to play piano.
Sky Minors influences include John Legend and Johnny Cash. He plays piano, guitar, and the ukulele.
Da Jewel was born in Hawaii and raised in Kansas City, Missouri. Being the middle child of 5 Da Jewel was always looking for a way to come into his own.
Frequently attending Juvenille Detention Centers in his early childhood, Da Jewel grew up as a troubled youth to say the least.
Experiencing most of his adolescent adult life behind bars, music became a door way of escape for him.
If you truly know him, you'll know he speaks from his heart and his own daily life journeys, and never by word of mouth.
In his song "Survivn Da Times" he states the following honest filled lyrics. "since my hearts been broke, I think loves beyond me."
These words are his own way of bringing light to the world of his struggles and passages of his life.
The Recipe KC is Dramatic Art N Rhythm, poetic theater and music all ages appreciate, as younger ones gravitate to good taste. From a Tom Joyner morning performance to New York, cities Times Square from San Antonio by way of a stop in Chicago poetry has taken the Recipe KC around the United States and over seas via a web performance that made front page news in Nagasaki, Japan. Our delivery cooks various tempos harmoniously seasoning combined aroma's in one song. Our performances and cd's in the way of PInk Floyd are concept albums, full course plays of poems or c.d.'s telling stories. Our lyrics live by the responsibility of words effect upon culture. Poetry form presents it's in 16 bars always with a message of social morality through critical self analysis.
We are the next evolution of poetry and music. Entertainment equals music culture movement conscious. Theodore “Priest” Hughes and Desmond “3-3-7” Jones, the Recipe KC, believe by exemplifying excellence and team work as spoken word artist/activist we can influence change and encourage people by example to work together towards common goals. Our Nu Muse-ik POetry supports Expression without Weapons, youth and adult creative writing programs in schools, homeless and juvenile institutions nurturing a generation of understanding through honest conversation.
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Rep the Town
Official Music Video for Rep the Town.
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