AT HOME WITH RAP’S SWEETHEART
If you spent months religiously coating your vocal chords with milk and honey, you still wouldn’t sound as sweet as Kilo Kish. Her sing-song rap vocals first appeared on the The Internet’s ‘Navy’ back in 2012. Fast forward two years and two projects later, Lakisha Robinson has released both her debut ‘Homeschool’, her sophomore ‘K+’ as well as stand out collaborations with Flatbush ZOMBiES, SBTRKT, Childish Gambino, Cronos and more. Her fans span the globe, with Mos Def, Theophilus London and Lena Dunham among them.
There’s a blithe quality to Kish. Some describe her as a “valley-girl-voiced lyricist” despite her Floridian roots, yet it’s immediately apparent there are yet more facets to the dry-humoured Fine Arts graduate/model/recording artist. She’s an inventive incarnation of independent neo-soul with indie undertones.
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Words by Laura Arowolo
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