K-lanna hails from Tallahassee, Florida, where she first started rapping on the bus in middle school. While attending the same high school as famous MCs such as T-Pain and dead prez, k-lanna continued developing her craft by freestyling in French class and performing at high school events. In addition to dead prez, k-lanna’s musical influences include 2pac, Dee-1, Blue Scholars, Murs, Sno Tha Product, the Beast Coast, Atmosphere and all the Rhymesayers crew. K-lanna also stays involved with the hip hop scene as the co-host of a weekly hip hop radio show, Innocence & Experience, on WYBCX Yale Radio. After Brother Ali challenged her to perform in public last year, she has graced the stage at Toad’s, GPSCY and other Connecticut venues. When she’s not rapping and working on her upcoming mixtape (look out!) k-lanna can be found fighting for justice, dancing classical ballet or chilling in the hammock on her balcony. A true hip hop head, k-lanna knows all the words to Lodi Dodi, and if rapping doesn’t work out, she hopes to become a bird.

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