Krizz Kaliko Reworks His Sound. This Elite MC Is Also A Showman (Video)
For more than a decade, Krizz Kaliko has been one of Strange Music’s dedicated weapons. Although he charts higher than many of his peers, the Kansas City, Missouri MC/singer has not nearly been embraced in the mainstream like so many in his position.
Kaliko’s sixth album, Go, is out to change things. Just as Cee-Lo went from Goodie Mob to household name with Gnarls Barkley and Aloe Blacc went from underground MC to hit-maker, the 816 Boyz alum uses his powerful vocals and creative charisma to redefine his musical lot. Suggestive single “Talk Up On It” takes the highly-precise “Midwest Chopper” MC and puts his timing, range, and Funk-Pop sensibilities to the front. The video illustrates just how Krizz hopes to seduce the game.
If this takes, Krizz Kaliko could go from one of Rap’s best-kept secrets to an artist who fans of Bruno Mars, Gnarls Barkley, and the like may need to check for.
Go, which balances rapping and singing, features Tech N9ne, Rittz, Wreckonize, and others.