Born in Harlem, New York but raised in the Bushwick neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York and North Philadelphia, PA - KIU comes from a melting pot of music and cultures which created a perfect catalyst for his musical journey.
KIU picked up music in high school in which he began to practice formatting songs, developing his cadence and style. In 2017, he emerged with a series of singles which led into his joint EP ‘LITGOD’ with recording artist Lit Hamilton, including break-through singles like ‘Right Back' garnering over 20,000 streams and consistent traction across the U.S. In 2017 KIU released his debut project 'Winners Worry About Winning' which garnered over 85,000+ streams and counting. From receiving nightclub spins in New York City, Miami, and more - to opening for KEY as well as headlining his own concerts - to landing on publications, podcasts, and more. KIU is known for his lyricism, versatility, and ability to uplift the youth through his music. Building his own movement and brand - the independent artist and business mind is showing why he's here to stay as he continues to climb the ranks.