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 Bobby Brown, Al B. Sure, 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 beatbox-ers.
Still uncertain about his desire to enter the rap game full on, K-TRIK-E continued to focus on dance through the
nineties. 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 from B.A.B.
Productions and The Social Club appreciated K-TRIK-E’s professionalism and talent enough to add him to bills of
high profile shows by national acts including Pastor Troy, CEE-LO, and Dem Franchise Boyz. He’s also share the stage with Freddy P. (from Da Band,) Chyna White, Bohagon, and D4L. He’s appeared on local radio 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 Indiestreet Magazine, Anderson Independent Mail, Streetbangas DVD, Black Reign, and Apostle Gowan for his Gospel television show on Channel 16 in Pickens, South Carolina. 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. An ex-drummer, he’s dabbled in keyboards and uses analog and digital products to aid his craft; which hedges mainly from the songwriting perspective. He aims to
collaborate with other artists; providing them with the fresh, suave swagger of the K-TRIK-E sound.
K-Trik-E’s methodical approach to the arts should come of no surprise. A retired Martial Arts competitor and
instructor, K-TRIK-E earned a 3rd degree Black Belt in Universal Arts and a Green cardio in Capoeira.
He holds four state titles with a Southeastern Regional Championship, and still volunteers as an occasional
instructor as well.
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. As K-TRIK-E’s career has proven, it emerges as it will and unfolds in its