Samuel W.C. Watson better known by his stage name Krizz Kaliko, is an American rapper, singer and songwriter from Kansas City, Missouri. He is a long time collaborator with fellow hometown native, Tech N9ne. Krizz Kaliko was formally signed to the label Strange Music but recently announced his departure May 15th, 2021 and formed his own label called Ear House, Inc.
His expansive artistry embraces hip-hop, R&B, indie-rock, metal and pop, with trace elements of gospel and opera embellishing the mix. Given his dizzying lyrical flow as a rapper, his emotionally expressive tone as a singer serves as a dramatic counterpoint. This mastery of musical genres corresponds to a fearlessly creative approach, as a complete collection of Billboard charting full-length and EP releases — from his 2008 debut, Vitiligo through 2020’s Legend — confirms.
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