Vince Staples : The Life Aquatic Tour, Kilo Kish
Tue, Mar 7, 2017 8:00 pm
- Min. Price: $20.00, Max Price: $25.00
West coast representer Vince Staples paints vivid picture with his words on a new track, titled "Guns N Roses." The young MC revisits some of life's more precarious situations, much of which stem from living in impoverished circumstances. Mac Miller, who has been displaying a lot of his production savvy as of late, created the cut.
Kilo Kish (kee-low keesh) Robinson is an American singer/songwriter, designer, and visual artist.
A graduate of New York's Fashion Institute of Technology, the 26-year-old multi-hyphenate is known for her boundary-effacing work across music, fashion, and design. She has been named "artist to watch" and crowned fashion darling, having been featured by The New York Times, Rolling Stone, Time Magazine, American Vogue, Elle, W Magazine, Lucky, Glamour, Nylon, Essence, Flaunt, and Oprah Magazine (amongst others). Kish has also modeled in worldwide campaigns for Levi's, H&M, Uniqlo, and Adidas.
Kilo Kish's foray into the arts began as a self-proclaimed "joke...kinda." What started originally as a stream of post-grad musical consciousness birthed what Fader called one of the most "fascinating" projects of the year in Homeschool, her 2012 breakout EP. Widely celebrated for its its genre-bending approach and conversational songwriting, Homeschool was the first of Kish's artistic endeavors that would go on to put both the music and fashion communities on notice.
The years to follow saw three similarly-lauded releases. K+, a multimedia art installation and its accompanying mixtape, picked up where Homeschool left off; on the back of production from the likes of SBTRKT, Star Slinger, and Childish Gambino, the tape nearly broke the internet, with BBC Music proclaiming, "Kish here recalls both Lauryn Hill's guard-down emotions...and the solid narrative structure that served Kendrick Lamar's good kid, m.A.A. city so well. Her promise is reaching fruition."
Kish released her 2014 Across EP through Parisian record label & fashion house, Maison Kitsuné, and quickly followed it with her very own capsule collaboration with the boutique - a first for an artist of Kish's stature. The American & French flag-inspired collection garnered rave reviews across the board, including coverage from Vogue and other major fashion publications.
In February 2016, Kish released her critically-acclaimed debut album, Reflections in Real Time. It's her most personal body of work yet - a masterful exploration of quarter-life that probes the human struggle with fear, obsession, and self-importance through her lens. "I scanned all my journals from ages 23 to 25 and pieced together all the important topics I'd compiled," she reflects. "I love trying to understand myself as best as I can...I hope [listeners] can put themselves in my headspace. It's about getting in touch with yourself through me." True to form, Kish collaborated with longtime friend, Leyman Lahcine, to create a capsule collection of t-shirts and bags that serves as a visual representation of the various album titles and themes.
In addition to her debut album, Kilo Kish is set to launch her home products and apparel brand, Kisha, in 2016.