Born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Ya Boi KT has always possessed a love for music. From singing solos in his local church to winning the Director's Award in his grade school band, he has many proud accomplishments. While attending Rufus King IB High School, he also was a part of the now 8-time city championship drumline.
As a college student attending the University of Nebraska in Lincoln, KT decided to enroll in a poetry class in 2011 and was also strongly influenced to take up a music career by his good friend, and fellow hip-hop artist Tsunami. Ever since, he has prided himself in writing about his life experiences and those still yet to come.
After writing his first official song, “Mastermind in the Making”, at 19 years old, he developed a huge passion for hip-hop. From his catchy hooks, to his meaningful, thought-provoking verses, KT is on the verge of something very unique.
Upon graduating from UNL in December of 2014, KT expanded his music career by performing locally in Lincoln. In 2015, his first year of performing, he headlined four shows in Lincoln. In addition, he opened for the Nappy Roots and Long Beach artist Joey Fatts. Over the years, Ya Boi KT and his peers have launched a musical group called the Hot Husker Hooligans.