So-Cal based, Michigan-born conscious emcee with incredible live band. Guaranteed to get the crowd dancing and grooving. High intensity & soulful. In the world of hip-hop, Kiyoshi is utterly unique: a versatile rapper, poet, and singer/songwriter who explores the alternative direction of conscious living. His passion to deliver entertaining and thought-provoking messages and hope for humanity is evident throughout the deep layers of his Pacific Islander and African American heritage and musical roots he embraces like no one else has (or could).
Trained by his music teacher father and seasoned through years of poetry slams, talent shows, and musical and rap performances, Kiyoshi found his audience in the Metro Detroit hip-hop scene in the early 2000's while a student at Eastern Michigan University. Always at the grindstone, he saw success as a rapper and songwriter while earning his degree in Communications.