Interview with Krizz Kaliko

Sofa King Cool caught up with Krizz Kaliko and we talked about his new single Weight, how personal some of his songs are, how Covid forced him to start his label Ear House, the conversation he had with Tech N9ne when he told him he was leaving Strange Music, what aspects of stage show he will continue with on his own, touring, and what is next for him


Coming off of a full-blown 20-yr explosive ride with Strange Music, the former Tech N9ne collaborator, KRIZZ KALIKO, has officially graduated from Strange Music and is now attending his own label, Ear House Inc.

With May being Mental Health month, his first project as a solo artist and now label owner, “WEIGHT” is one of vulnerability, self-acceptance, and empowerment. This powerful music video bares all of Krizz Kaliko – and we do mean EVERYTHING! Although he has been an artist and in the music industry for over 20 years, his new single addresses a worldwide known stereotype— being overweight.

“When you see the word weight, when you hear the word weight, most people think heavy. The message that I want to send to the world is that weight doesn’t have to be heavy, it can be empowering. That is exactly what my single called WEIGHT did for me. For the first time since I was 13 years old, I faced the heavy burden of showing my body to the world. I did a video, stripped down to my bare skin, and finally exposed all of me to my fans. Once I did this, I felt the burden lift off my shoulders. I finally accepted myself. As a man, we don’t usually show ourselves being vulnerable. Everyone has something that weighs them down or that holds them back, we need to risk being seen” says Krizz Kaliko.

He continues, “I’m a big guy with all this weight on me but I continue to fight every day to fulfill my purpose and to find self-acceptance. Besides weight physically, weight also means weight on our shoulders. Everyone has something they battle regarding their looks, but we must get up every day and have a self-love. We all have something we are hiding behind, RISK BEING SEEN.”



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