Born in Harlem, NY but raised in Brooklyn, NY and 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 2016, he emerged with a series of singles which led into his joint EP ‘LITGOD’ with recording artist Lit Hamilton
. With break-through singles like ‘Right Back' garnering over 80,000 streams and consistent traction across the U.S., KIU showed no signs of letting up. In 2017 KIU released his debut project 'Winners Worry About Winning' which garnered over 50,000+ 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 has never been shy in his music - where you can hear everything from adversities he faced growing up in poverty stricken neighborhoods, his past relationships with women, and even records where he displays his current lifestyle. 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.