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Lakisha Kimberly Robinson (born May 10, 1990), known professionally as Kilo Kish, is an American rapper, singer-songwriter and visual artist.
Kish performing in May 2019
|Birth name||Lakisha Kimberly Robinson|
|Also known as|
|Born||May 10, 1990|
Orlando, Florida, U.S.
|Origin||Brooklyn, New York, U.S.|
|Labels||Kisha Soundscape + Audio|
Kilo Kish was born in Orlando, Florida, on May 10, 1990. She went to Glen Rock Elementary School in Bergen County, New Jersey, but later returned to Orlando, where she graduated from Winter Park High School.
Aged 18, she received a scholarship to attend the private art college Pratt Institute in New York. While taking a year off, she worked multiple jobs, before enrolling in the Fashion Institute of Technology for textile design, from which she graduated in 2012.
Kish began to pursue a musical career when her roommates Smash Simmons and Mell McCloud decided to set up an in-home studio, starting a project called the "Kool Kats Klub". It was through this exposure that she initially met Matt Martians of the neo-soul band The Internet and collaborated on The Jet Age of Tomorrow's "Want you Still" and The Internet's "Ode to a Dream".
Kilo Kish's debut EP Homeschool was released on April 2, 2012, and was well received by critics, being labeled as one of the best albums of 2012 by Complex. The EP was produced by past collaborators such as The Internet and Pyramid Vritra of The Jet Age of Tomorrow, who also provided guest vocals on the project.
On September 17, "Navy" was released on The Blue Rider record label. The release also contained a remix of "Navy" by MeLo-X. A video for "Navy", as directed by Kish with Ben Rayner, premiered on The Fader the same day.
Kish released the mixtape K+ for free download on February 7, 2013. It featured artists including Childish Gambino, Star Slinger, SBTRKT, A$AP Ferg of A$AP Mob, Earl Sweatshirt, and Matt Martians of OFWGKTA. In December, Kish released K+ THE BOOK, a behind-the-scenes digital art zine, in extension to the mixtape.
Kish's second EP, Across, was released on July 8, 2014, in collaboration with the fashion and record label Maison Kitsune. The following year, Kish released Across Remixes.
2016: Reflections in Real TimeEdit
Kish's first studio album, Reflections in Real Time, was released on February 29, 2016. The song "Taking Responsibility" from the album was featured in the third episode of the HBO teenage drama television show Euphoria.
Kish released the single "Elegance" on August 26, 2018. Pitchfork named the song "Best New Track", with Sheldon Pearce commenting that "it is the best Kilo Kish song by a considerable margin, and it hones in on what makes her such an enchanting and elusive artist, using her wispy raps to drift through a warped pop jam." Her EP "mothe" followed with a release on September 7, 2018.
- Reflections in Real Time (2016)
- K+ (2013)
- Homeschool (2012)
- Across (2014)
- Across Remixes (2015)
- mothe (2018)
|"Navy"||2012||Ben Rayner & Kish Robinson||Homeschool|
|"Begin Route"||2014||Phillip T. Annand & Kish Robinson||Across|
|"Existential Crisis Hour"||2016||Kish Robinson, Brian Mitchell & Burke Doreen||Reflections in Real Time|
|"Hello, Lakisha"||Yong oh Kim & Kish Robinson|
|"Obsessing"||2017||Elliot Sellers & Kish Robinson|
|"Want You Still"||2010||The Jet Age of Tomorrow||Journey to the 5th Echelon|
|"Ode to a Dream"||2011||The Internet, Coco O||Purple Naked Ladies|
|"Phat Wemin"||Vince Staples||Shyne Coldchain Vol. 1|
|"Make It Go Right"||2012||Childish Gambino||Royalty|
|"Not So Scary"||2013||The Jet Age of Tomorrow||JellyFish Mentality|
|"II. Zealots of Stockholm (Free Information)"||Childish Gambino||Because the Internet|
|"Melt"||2014||Chet Faker||Built on Glass|
|"Gripp"||George Maple||Vacant Space|
|"Follow"||2015||Étienne de Crécy||Super Discount 3|
|"Dopeman"||Vince Staples, Joey Fatts||Summertime '06|
|"Jaco (Big Dope J Remix)"||Nick Hook, Todd Edwards||Collage v.1 Remixes|
|"Loco"||2016||Vince Staples||Prima Donna|
|"Out of Body"||2017||Gorillaz, Zebra Katz, Imani Vonshà||Humanz|
|"Crabs in a Bucket"||Vince Staples, Justin Vernon||Big Fish Theory|
|"Love Can Be..."||Vince Staples, Damon Albarn, Ray J|
|"Ramona Park is Yankee Stadium"||Vince Staples|
|"Samo"||Vince Staples, ASAP Rocky|
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Kilo Kish.|
- Nostro, Lauren (August 3, 2012). "Who is Kilo Kish?". Complex.com. Retrieved August 3, 2012.
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- "Kilo Kish, Homeschool EP - The 50 Best Albums of 2012 (So Far)". Complex. 2012-06-25. Retrieved 2016-08-26.
- The Blue Rider (September 17, 2012). "We are really excited to announce our second single". blueridermusic.tumblr.com. Retrieved 2012-09-17.
- Duncan Cooper (September 17, 2012). "Video: Kilo Kish, "Navy"". FADER.com. Retrieved 2012-09-17.
- "Kilo Kish Releases K+ THE BOOK, a Behind-the-Scenes Digital Art Zine for Her Mixtape". Complex. Retrieved 2016-08-26.
- Elegance, retrieved 2018-08-31
- ""Elegance" by Kilo Kish Review | Pitchfork". pitchfork.com. Retrieved 2018-08-31.