Kiana Ledé + Offset – Bouncin
Kiana Ledé – Born to a Mexican and Native American Self-raised mother, and an African American and Native American father, raised by the streets of Philly, the Arizona native spent her early years with little to no money throughout her early years, developing a sense of identity that fuels her art to this day.
Distracted at school, songs would play in her head as she spent countless hours honing her voice and learning guitar and piano.
She moved to Los Angeles by herself and fought hard to keep that career going.
Republic Records Co-Founder and Chief Executive Monte Lipman signed Kiana. Joining the roster, she released the 2018 debut EP, Selfless featuring her single “Ex.”
“I hope people feel the vulnerability and truth in my music and see it as something strong, I hope they find self-awareness and self-worth in my music.
I hope they hear my story and my struggles and find something to take away from it that makes them feel powerful. I want women to know that you can be vulnerable and strong—that you can be in control and not be taken advantage of.
Most importantly, I want everyone who hears my music to know that I am no victim. I am in control of my own destiny and path and I embrace all the flaws and mistakes I have made because they make up who I am.”
One-third of rap outfit Migos, Offset is a rapper whose speedy rhymes and love of interjections and clever wordplay made him a fan favourite as the trap trio ascended the hip-hop charts.
After breaking through with Migos, he branched off as a solo artist, collaborating with multiple artists and reaching chart highs with Tyga “Taste” and Kodak Black “Zeze” in 2018.
In early 2019, he issued his debut full-length, Father of 4.
Born Kiari Kendrell Cephus in Lawrenceville, Georgia, he formed a collective called Polo Club in 2009.
The following year, he formed Migos alongside Takeoff and his cousin Quavo.
The trio broke out of the underground when their track “Versace,” from the 2013 mixtape Young Rich N*ggas, became a widespread hit.
Offset released chart-topping studio albums with Migos, including 2017’s Culture and its follow-up, Culture II.
Without Warning, a collaboration with 21 Savage and Metro Boomin, appeared on Halloween of 2017 and hit the Top Five of the Billboard 200 album chart. The set featured his triple-platinum hit “Ric Flair Drip.”
Following a slew of guest appearances – including the multi-platinum Top Ten singles “Taste” with Tyga and “Zeze” with Kodak Black – Offset issued the single “Red Room,” which landed on his solo debut, Father of 4.
The album debuted at number four in the top 200 Billboard charts and spent another week in the Top Ten.
~ Rob Wacey & Neil Z. Yeung, Rovi