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KILLY (Rapper)

KILLY (Rapper)

Khalil Tatem, better known as KILLY, is a Canadian rapper from Toronto, Canada. He is best known for his breakthrough song, "Killamonjaro," which has streamed over a million plays on SoundCloud and YouTube in July 2017.

He released his debut project Surrender Your Soul on March 6, 2018. [1]


Life and Career

Killy was born in Toronto and moved to British Columbia with his father as a child. Growing up, he never liked school and put his energy into soccer. At the same time, Killy was making music, but did not take it seriously until his teenage years. He moved back to Toronto while he was in high school and transition from a mostly caucasian suburbian neighborhood to a diverse east side of Toronto. It was in Toronto that Killy started making music and began releasing tracks in 2016. He has always been interested in fashion and style and is a way for him to express his individuality. Fashion relects your character and matters for your impression. Killy's first music video, "Killamonjaro", was uploaded on February 8, 2017 and in August of 2017 has over 4.6 million views. [13] Other popular songs include "Distance" and "Stolen Identity."

On September 14, 2018, Killy released his first EP KILLSTREAK, which includes five songs.

On May 16, 2019, Killy released his video Swag Flu.

It gained 1.7M views in 3 months.[35]

On June 14, 2019, Killy released his new album LIGHT PATH 8, which includes 13 songs.

On August 12, 2019, Killy released his video Destiny. It gained 270,000 views in 10 days.[34]


He considers one of his earliest influences to be Kanye West, especially his album College Dropout. He admires how Travis Scott mixes artistic aesthetic with trap in his music and live performances. [13]

Musical style

His music has a melodic, dark, ambient, trap sound which is inspired by Travis Scott.



  • Killamanjaro

  • Distance

  • No Romance


  • Surrender Your Soul (released March 6, 2018)

  • KILLSTREAK (released September 14, 2018)

  • LIGHT PATH 8 (released June 14, 2019)


Citation Linkhotnewhiphop.comKilly's "Doomsday" Is A Stand-Out From "Surrender Your Soul"
Mar 7, 2018, 8:44 AM
Citation Linkyoutube.comKilly and 16 year-old "No Romance"
Oct 11, 2017, 3:50 AM
Citation Linksnapchat.comKILLY's official Snapchat account
Oct 11, 2017, 3:58 AM
Citation Linktwitter.comKilly on Twitter
Jul 20, 2017, 4:20 AM
Citation Linksoundcloud.comKilly on SoundCloud
Jul 20, 2017, 4:22 AM
Citation Linkinstagram.comKilly on Instagram
Jul 20, 2017, 4:22 AM
Citation Linkyoutube.comKILLY - Killamonjaro
Jul 20, 2017, 4:23 AM
Citation Linkyoutube.comKilly on YouTube
Jul 20, 2017, 4:23 AM
Citation Linkgenius.comKilly's profile on Genius (website)
Jul 20, 2017, 4:25 AM
Citation Linkeveripedia-storage.s3.amazonaws.comKilly pictured on SoundCloud
Jul 20, 2017, 4:26 AM
Citation Linkyoutube.comKilly - "Stolen Idenitity" | Pigeons and Planes Premiere
Jul 20, 2017, 4:31 AM
Citation Linkyoutube.comKilly interview with No Jumper
Aug 21, 2017, 5:43 AM
Citation Linkeveripedia-storage.s3-accelerate.amazonaws.comKilly
Jul 20, 2017, 4:34 AM
Citation Linkeveripedia-storage.s3.amazonaws.comKilly pictured on Twitter
Jul 20, 2017, 4:35 AM
Citation Linkeveripedia-storage.s3.amazonaws.comPictured on Instagram
Jul 20, 2017, 4:37 AM
Citation Linkfacebook.comKilly Facebookfan page
Jul 20, 2017, 4:40 AM
Citation Linkeveripedia-storage.s3.amazonaws.comKilly pictured in September 2016
Jul 20, 2017, 4:41 AM
Citation Linkeveripedia-storage.s3.amazonaws.comKilly in the music video for Killamanjaro
Jul 20, 2017, 5:00 AM
Citation Linkthefader.comKILLY’s debut project Surrender Your Soul goes past the point of no return
Mar 7, 2018, 8:49 AM
Citation Linkyoutube.comKILLY - No Sad No Bad (Official Video)
Apr 6, 2018, 1:08 AM