K-Riz is a rapper and musician moving from strength to strength, following up on his 2016 debut album Fresh Air with a simultaneously sophisticated and raw sophomore effort Peace & Love. An unabashed callback to ‘90s neo soul, K-Riz and his funky band layers the smooth sounds and hypnotic rhythms reminiscent of powerhouse works like Erykah Badu’s Baduizm and Maxwell’s Urban Hang Suite with a vulnerability and emotional honesty that is next-gen revolutionary. It’s rare that the honeyed silk sexiness of neo soul is accompanied by lyrics that can move a listener to tears, but K-Riz pulls it off with his newest work, using the time during the pandemic to go deep in his writing, delving unafraid into topics of love, heartbreak, revenge, anger – and in the final analysis, healing and transcendence. He might save your life. He’ll definitely move you in all the best ways.
Biography by Shereen Samuels