PETITE AND SOMEKIND OF WOODY ALLEN REALITY RHYMES BUT SHE CAN BE MY “TRICKY” OF THIS TIME BUT I HAVE TO CHECK MORE FROM HER ART WORK BUT FADER DID A TERRY RICHARD LIKE PHOTO WITH KILO KISH IT GOT A LITTLE SEXY IN IT BUT A WHOLE LOT OF NASTY AND SO IS HER MUSIC FOR MY TASTE SHE GOT A LITTLE SKILL AND A LOT OF NASTY CHUZPE LIKE CHILDISH GAMBINO THEY ARRANGE VERY WELL LITTLE SKILL AND LITTLE SKILL GIVE A LITTLE BIGGER AMOUNT OF MORE SKILL OR
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Lakisha Robinson’s universe is bigger than first impressions might suggest. The 21-year-old speaks like a valley girl of the Tumblr-era, ranking just about every experience on a scale of either “weird” or “chill” and cushioning every thought with multiple “like”s and “kinda”s. Yet it’s this very space-cadet whimsy that has allowed her, under the pseudonym Kilo Kish, to produce one of the year’s most fascinating half-rap (or maybe post-rap) mixtapes.
Until recently, the Orlando-born Brooklyn resident was studying textile design at the Fashion Institute of Technology and juggling evening restaurant shifts and freelance modeling gigs to pay the bills, but since graduating, she’s funneled the bulk of her efforts into a recording career that began “as a joke… kinda.” Kish professes a passing interest in contemporary rap music at best—she favors ’90s R&B and pop. Her efforts began as a parody of the mixtape rappers she’d meet at parties, facilitated by her then-roommate and present rhyme partner Smash Simmons. “We would just, like, drink beers or whatever, get in there and make fun songs,” Kish says. “But when I started playing the songs for people they were like, No it’s actually good.”