Anderson, South Carolina native K-TRIK-E (Kinky Trick Entertainment,) has been singing and dancing since the age of four. Always fascinated by the works of the late James Brown, and emulating R&B artists like Chris Brown, Michael Jackson, and others. It was his tenth grade English teacher who encouraged the burgeoning young rapper when she heard him in class. It wasn’t long before K-TRIK-E was connecting with a little crew of beatboxers. Still uncertain about his desire to enter the rap game full on, K-TRIK-E continued to focus on dance for awhile. In 2003, after continuous support for his skills on the mic was when K-TRIK-E’s focus shifted and he began to incorporate his many artistic talents into his overall artistry. It paid off! Promoters thereafter appreciated K-TRIK-E’s professionalism and talent enough to add him to bills of high profile shows by national acts including Pastor Troy, Dem Franchise Boyz, Gorilla Zoe, and Young Dro. He’s also share the stage with Soulja Boy, Dorrough, Treal
Lee & Prince Rick, Translee (Collipark Music), TK/CASH (DTP) and Wacka Flaka. He’s appeared on local radio/internet shows in South Carolina and has been called on for his insight about Hip-Hop music and urban culture. K-TRIK-E has been interviewed by Anderson Independent Mail, Belton Chronicle, Upstate BE, Link, Metromix.com, College Web Mag., and Apostle Gowan for his Gospel television show on Channel 16 in Pickens, South Carolina, along with local and out of state radio stations. K-TRIK-E knows the value of being self-contained. The CEO of his own entertainment and publishing hub, K-TRIK-E also can claim production and songwriting in his arsenal. He aims to collaborate with other artists; providing them with the fresh, suave swagger of the K-TRIK-E sound. In addition to the pursuit of excellence in music, K-TRIK-E enjoys speaking out in public about world issues, acting, and working with young people. K-TRIK-E’s methodical approach to the arts should come of no surprise. But, as K-TRIK-E’s career has proven, it emerges as it will and unfolds in its own time.
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Created: March 7, 2016, 8:58 p.m.
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