Kyeyote considers himself to be "fortunate" witnessing the struggles and the complexions of the haves living amongst the have-nots. Kye saw his mother work 3 jobs to provide a good life for him and his siblings. Using his mother's determination and will, mixed with some street influences Kyeyote developed into a hustler. After a short stint in the Cook County Department of Corrections, Kyeyote said "There has to be a better way!" Kyeyote utilized his God given talents and put them to use. "I appreciate my position in life, and value the lessons taught by life and my mother. I still have that hustle in me, that won't change, but attempt to transfer that hustle into rhyme."
For Hip-Hop mentors he reveled in Run-DMC, MC Rell and the House Rockers, KRS-1, Big Daddy Kane, Master Ace, Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince and The Beastie Boys. Starting off as a DJ, Yote submerged himself in the culture, the lyrics, and the soul of Hip-Hop. After several years, Kyeyote left DJ-ing to pursue his first love, emceeing fulltime.
His voice has been depicted as a dark and gray day in April, developed with a laid back approach, and delivered with his passion for lyrical content and consciousness. He appeals to hip-hop in a time when the hip-hop community is tired of the flood of meaningless rappers with limited content and concepts, and nothing more than a catchy hook.
Stars emerge from almost every unheard spot on the globe and another has been discovered in Chicago's South Suburb, and has now began claiming his territory in Bedford, Texas! The suburban celebrity is here!