“What makes Kayo happy is making music. His “artsy” family, which includes two older half-brothers and sisters, encouraged his poetry and rhymes which started out as ‘a way to write down my emotions because I wasn’t that outspoken when it came to how I felt about things’.”
“At 20, Kayo moved to Halifax and started studying marketing at Saint Mary’s University. (He’ll graduate in October.) He also immersed himself in the local hip hop scene, meeting future mentor Classified at shows. Their friendship was cemented after Kayo won a Classified-sponsored Facebook competition. The prize: having the “Oh… Canada” rapper produce his first single, “Triumphant’.”
Kayo’s music video really seems to go back to what’s good about rap. Meaningful lyrics that tell a story and a good beat. This song is off his Classified-produced EP, One: The Prequel!