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Chicago, Illinois, United States | INDIE

Chicago, Illinois, United States | INDIE
Band Hip Hop R&B


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"Kaly-Chi Is ILL"

"One of the illest MC I have heard in years" - SeanDale of Power 92


Most Slept On (2010)



"There is something special about Kaly-Chi"

Kaly-Chi (born Tim Jones on May 30, 1981) is an up and coming artist, songwriter, and producer based out of Chicago, IL. Kaly-Chi moved to Los Angeles, CA at the age of 8 and became inspired to rap by Tupac, Scarface, Ice Cube, George Clinton, and Bone Thugs & Harmony. At 11, when Kaly-Chi’s aunt passed away, Kaly-Chi moved back to the westside of Chicago and lived at his aunt old home. Kaly-Chi was home school and began writing poetry about life and the environment that he was living in. The passing of his oldest sister brought out the fire and angry in his rhymes and his raps starting touching people and motivating people to rap.

Kaly-Chi started performing at local vendors around town and began making a buzz for himself.
In 2001, Kaly-Chi joined the group Sons of Assassin (SOA) and started releasing underground mixtapes. The group was winning talent shows and was on local television as well. Due to personal differences, the group split and Kaly-Chi and Felony of SOA formed the group C.H.I. (Cold Hearted Individual).With the new group, Kaly-Chi was signed with D-LUX Entertainment. While under the label, C.H.I. was working on their debut album All Work and No Play; the album was never released due to label and artists differences. Since the album was not going to be release, Kaly-Chi left D-LUX Entertainment and took a break from rap. During his break from rap, Kaly-Chi was still writing songs but discouraged and unmotivated to rap again.

In 2009, Kaly-Chi met up with Sen Beatz and No Xcuess and began talking about starting an independent record label. Kaly-Chi found his motivation to rap again and, for the first time of his musical career, Kaly-Chi wanted to venture out as a solo artist. Kaly-Chi now has decided to put all of his time and passion back into his music and become the first artist, songwriter, producer signed to Muzikal Menace Records. Kaly-Chi has overcome life changing obstacles and now is ready to tell his story to the world. Kaly-Chi music is influence by the “golden age era” and intends to bring back the funk and soul of music that today’s artist does not bring. Kaly-Chi wants his music to bring life back into hip hop and his music to inspire others to do the same.