KK entered the world of music as part of Kwanza Unit, the legendary hip-hop collective founded by his older brother as a child rapper. Being a part of this family of trailblazers at such a young age gave him the foundations on which forms the base to a lot of what he does today. This was where he learned to MC, and found a keen talent for writing, and further honed his wordplay and delivery. He continued to develop his talent over the years, and stayed active by performing in live shows and other impromptu performances, as an individual or as part of the Kwanza Foundation, of which he is a founding member.
In 1999, KK moved to London, taking his love of MC’ing along with him, and successfully infiltrated the UK underground scene, making a name for himself -first as a battle rapper, then at open mic nights, in and around London. During this time he further refined his talent into a distinguished skill. His focus and talents however extended further than his lyrical prowess; and in 2010, KK graduated from London’s SOAS (School of Oriental and African Studies), with a Masters in African Studies. It was at this point that he decided it was time to make the journey home and move back to Tanzania.
Since returning to Tanzania, KK has managed to make the transition from an underground enigma- operating on the periphery, to a fully-fledged recording artist. Fostering connections with fellow music enthusiasts helped as a springboard for KK to emerge as a solo recording artist, and allowed him to develop a more formalized approach to his work. This resulted in him embarking on his first studio project titled, ‘L’Animal’.
Having travelled to London in 2016, KK reconnected with JHM, a good friend and past music collaborator. Together, they masterminded the next step into a brand new musical direction for KK; ‘Ready to Go’ was the first song released from this collaboration,with the track becoming a regional summer hit, getting extensive radio play and club spins as well as serving as the first official single from ‘L’Animal’.