Kiyoshi is a purpose driven wordsman, rap coach, and musician whose fusion of upbeat hip-hop and soulful sounds sends lightning bolts of conscious energy and thought into audiences around the globe. His rhythms and rhymes are rooted in social, spiritual, and political awareness to provoke the world to listen and feel what is true. Kiyoshi’s authentic sound blended with a highly interactive stage performance gets the crowd moving like no other.

Music is the vehicle that drives Kiyoshi’s deep passion to unite and empower humans from all walks of life. Kiyoshi and his band aka Kiyoshi Music engage audiences worldwide with a highly interactive and authentic stage performance, getting the crowd dancing and moving like no other. His talented crew includes Damion Willis; drums, Jamie Shadowlight; violin, Krista Richards; vocals, and OpenOptics; turntables. The Kiyoshi Music experience is simply electric; heart-pounding beats paired with a conscious message that is delivered with the pure soul and swagger that embodies this quintet.

Kiyoshi finds much joy in giving back to the community, as he has contributed to many non-profits and charities including the Boys and Girls Club, Generosity Water, Kevin Workman Foundation and others.  He also serves as a professional rap coach where he teaches his clients vocal, performance techniques, empowerment, and self expression, using rap as a vehicle for personal development.  Kiyoshi has been featured in countless media outlets such as Fox5, CBS, NBC, VICE, Buzzfeed, MTV, VH1, Business Insider, American Airlines Magazine, and others.  He’s collaborated and performed alongside some of the most talented musicians in the game including Ozomatli, Everlast, Zap Mamma, Aloe Blacc, The Polish Ambassador, Sa Roc, Xavier Rudd, Mayer Hawthorne, and Slum Village. He was recently featured on the “Ready to Live” Health & Wellness mixtape executive produced by Stic of the legendary hiphop duo Dead Prez amongst other rap heavyweights including Nas, KRS-One, Busta Rhymes, Jadakiss, Styles P, and others that rep a healthy lifestyle through hip hop culture.

Upcoming Shows

November 11th:  Buddha Music Group presents:

“Radiance”  feat. DTO and Kiyoshi

A Theatrical Stage Show & Dual Album Release Party

5:30pm: Doors, Show starts at 6pm-10pm

WorldBeat Cultural Center

2100 Park Boulevard

San Diego, CA 92101

Nov. 16th Opening for Snoop Dogg and Akon

Akon Lighting LA”

presented by by The Space Between & DisclosureFest

An urban conscious music and art experience to celebrate the spirit and be a catalyst for positive change in the world.

Sat. Nov. 16th 6pm


1580 Jesse Street

Los Angeles, CA 90021