Houston, TX is known for many things; sports, NASA, and of course its contribution to Southern Hip Hop culture. Growing up on the notorious Dead End Drive from the cityâ€™s south side, Killa Kyleon embodies everything the city used to be and more of what it is destined to become.
After a young Killa Kyleon caught the attention of Slim Thug, who signed him to his Boss Hogg Outlawz imprint, he released three projects as a member of the Outlawz, gaining popularity both regionally and nationally.Â Upon parting ways with the group and imprint, Killa propelled forward as a solo artist, successfully completing 30 Days 30 Deaths (a previously unheard of attempt at dropping a new freestyle every single day for thirty consecutive days) in addition to a hand full of highly-regarded mixtapes.Â In addition, Kyleon was featured on Wiz Khalifaâ€™s highly acclaimed Kush and Orange Juice project and worked alongside DJ Drama to release Gangsta Grillz Extra: Natural Born Killa,
Killa Kyleon remains one of the Southâ€™s most talented, crafty, hard-working and diverse artists and he has very ambitious plans for 2017, including a new album, Texas Plates & Candy Paint 3, which will be released this summer and includes guest appearances from Bun B, Scarface, Devin The Dude, A$AP Rocky, A$AP Ferg, Willie D, & Young Dolph among others.
Today, Killa Kyleon releases the first visual, â€œKilling Over Jays,â€ from his recently released conceptual project, Lorraine Motel, which made a top 15-debut on the iTunes charts (hip hop) and honored the legacy of historic black leaders and figures, chiefly, Dr. Martin Luther King, who was assassinated on April 4th, 1968 at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, TN.Â During the segregation era, the hotel was an upscale destination that accommodated exclusively black clientele; and it became a frequent destination for many influential and iconic artists as well, including Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Otis Redding, Wilson Pickett & The Staple Singers.Â The hotel is now a complex of museums and historic buildings, tracing the history of the civil rights movement from the 17th century to present day.Â The National Civil Rights Museum is built around the former Lorraine Motel.