Atlanta-based rapper Killumantii has used her renown as a social media personality to expose fans to her lyrical talents. She first began posting videos of herself rapping on various social media outlets, as well as participating in musical video challenges, some of which gained viral attention. Focusing on confrontational lyrics and dark, powerful beats, Killumantii graduated from several self-released singles to releasing her first mixtape in late 2018.
Born in 1999 and raised in Atlanta, Killumantii grew up loving rap and was writing her own rhymes in grade school. By her teenage years she was competing in local freestyle competitions and had begun performing under her stage name, which was taken from a Tupac lyric. During this time she began posting videos of herself rapping on various social media accounts, gaining over a million followers who would watch her brief rap clips. In 2017 she expanded these snippets into two moody singles, "Undercover Pressure" and "Rules." These songs, in conjunction with her internet fame, drew the attention of the music industry and in 2018 Killumantii signed to Atlantic subsidiary Generation Now. Later that year she released her debut mixtape, Yellow Tape, which featured guest spots from Juicy J., JT the 4th, and others. ~ Fred Thomas