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"Rapper finds his rhythm"

Tulalip teen's music is his mission: Guide others to a successful life

At the same time, Jones-Fryberg, who goes by the name Komplex Kai, wanted to open the eyes of other Tulalip teenagers. There's another world out there, he told them through the lyrics of his rap songs.
The 18-year old Tulalip tribal member grew up bouncing between two worlds.
He was born in Everett where his mother moved the family when things got rough.
He spent many childhood years on the Tulalip reservation, within the view of Everett but separated by a cultural divide that was as wide and deep as a gulf, Jones-Fryberg said.
Living in Everett opended his eyes to a different kind of future - one that could bring a little bit of fame and fortune, but most important recognition from the outside world.
"Natives don't have a lot of opportunity, but I saw both sides of the world," he said. "The outside gave me a different point of view." - Everett Herald by Krista J. Kapralos

""Perfect World" CD features Kisar Jones-Fryberg"

Kisar Jones-Fryberg shares many personal feelings on his first collection or original songs, "Perfect World."
Presented in rap style with a soft edge, Kisar's heart-felt poetry shares his thoughts and feelings about what it was like to grow up Native American on the Tulalip Reservation within the larger United States.
His lyrics contain sad truths about racism and prejudice, pride in being Native American and hope for the future. - Arlington Times by Sarah Arney

"Komplex Kai holds and all-ages concert at Tulalip Inn"

Rapper Komplex Kai, or Kisar Jones-Fryberg as most friends and family know him, held an all-ages concert at the Tulalip Inn on Saturday, April 8th.
Unlike his recent performance at the Quil Ceda Creek Casino that was limited to adults, this concert featured songs from his two CD's that were both adult and child friendly. The good attendance reflected the expansion to a broader age group. There was a crowd of 200 people.
"A lot of kids out there haven't heard Kisar rap before, said his manager. This was a good opportunity for them."
"This is also for the people who have known me and have known what I've wanted to do for a long time," he added.
Prior to Kisar's performance, other area rappers were welcomed on stage to perform for the appreciative crowd.
But when Kisar hit the stage, the room jumped. Adults and kids alike danced and bounced to his songs about "live on the rez."
Asked what he thought of the concert, ten-year-old Kalani Fryberg echoed the sentiments of those around him, "I think it's amazing." - Tulalip See-Yaht-Sub by Sarah Miller


Perfect World
Invisible Race
What's done Is Done



Komplex Kai New Album, "What's Done Is Done" AVAILABLE NOW!

“My inspiration comes from life,” says Kai. “It’s the experiences that I go through is what I use to express my feelings with in my songs.” Kai’s music is a cross between urban life and life on the rez.

Rapper, Kisar Jones-Fryberg a.k.a. Komplex Kai now 20 years old began writing poetry when he was eight. He eventually began adding rhythm to his poetry then he combined all that to music, Bringing a unique blend of catchy beats with lyrical content, all with a special style that’s all his own.

He started recording at the age of thirteen, learning some of the ropes of the industry. So far he produced three albums entitled “perfect world,” the theme of the album: his life on the rez when he was growing up. He hit the CMJ charts and received college radio rotation across the nation. His second album, “Invisible Race” also hit the CMJ charts impacting the radio stations with more force and notability. His Third Release "What's Done is done" Is scheduled for release on 3/21/08! "I really grew up on this album" Kai says. "You get more of my personel thoughts...I went through a lot since the release of my last album{Invisible Race} I feel I got to release a lot of things that been with me these past couple years." (Updates on this album can be found in the news section.)

Komplex Kai always gives his all to his audience, and has graciously donated his performance to many community events.

His goal for the next ten years is to have more albums under his belt, and maybe some acting. "Some of these actors are getting 20 mill a check!" Says kai, in disbelief. "I'll work on a grammy, Then an oscar's next {Laughs}."

"Album number 4, almost in the books, I don't sleep!" Currently Komplex has been collaborating with other songwriters and musicians on some new material, with hopes of having a 4th Album out in the Near future.