Nakia Shine Coleman (born October 17, 1980), better known by his stage name Kia Shine, is an American rapper songwriter and record producer. His most successful single, "Krispy", peaked at number 66 on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart and number 24 on the Hot Rap Tracks chart. He has worked with artists like B-Hoody, La Chat, Mike Jones, Yo Gotti, Kingpin Skinny Pimp, Nelly, Jim Jones, Blak Jak, Wifey, and more. His aliases are Nakia Shine, Kinfolk, Kia Shine, and Kinfolk Jones. In August 2006, he hosted an episode of BET's Rap City. He signed a deal with Universal Records. Kinfolk Kia Shine is a co-CEO with rapper/CEO Jack Frost of Rap Hustlaz. Kia Shine won the Southern Entertainment Award (S.E.A.) this year for best underground artist having sold over 200,000 albums with his independent label, Rap Hustlaz. He is often associated with Yo Gotti and Kingpin Skinny Pimp.
Due Season (2007):
Shine's major label debut, Due Season, was released on Universal Records on July 31, 2007. The first single is "Krispy". A remix was released in late July 2007 featuring E-40, Jim Jones, Swizz Beatz, LL Cool J, Remy Ma, Young Buck, Fabolous and Slim Thug.
On March 3 Kia Shine released "Checkin' My Fresh", the lead single off his upcoming Mixtape 2000 Shine via DatPiff. The single features Maino & Young Dro and samples part of Jay-Z's verse from "Swagga Like Us". The music video was directed by Kurt Williams and was the New Joint of the Day on 106 & Park July 3.
Kia Shine released the first of his Alarm Clock Theory mixtape series which was made popular by his phrase "Everybody sleeping on me will wake up working for me". This project was very well received and received over 100,000 downloads.
In September 2010 Kia Shine won another BMI award for his contribution to the lyrics of Drake "Best I Ever Had".
In October 2010 Kia Shine released "Club Walmart" via iTunes. This single featured Yung Joc..
2011 - to present:
Kia Shine released "Newmonia" via iTunes. The single features Atlanta rapper Yung Sean. The single was also written and produced by Kia Shine & Yung Sean. The video was directed Dre Cannonz, A friend of Kia Shine, Newmonia was featured on 106 and Park on 7 August 2011.
Kia Shine stated that he owned 25% of Drake's "Best I Ever Had", which Drake later denied. Kia Shine later received 4 BMI awards and a Grammy nomination for his credit on "Best I Ever Had". After they exchanged words, Drake stated that Kia Shine was one of the worst rappers around.