MrWalkinLick better known by his stage names MrWalkinLick, KING or K.I., is an African American rapper from Miami, Florida. After the release of his song “Splashing On Purpose”, in October 2019, MrWalkinLick became a viral internet meme and consequently, an internet sensation due to his unique style of rapping.
Early Life and education
MrWalkinLick was born in Miami, Florida. MrWalkinLick grew up in the heart of the City of Miami. He attended several schools before he finally moved in with his mother in North Miami. His father on the other hand was a well respected man in Africa, so much that when he died, his remains were buried in Ode-Itsekiri AKA Big Warri, a city in southern Nigeria.
After settling down in North Miami with his mother, MrWalkinLick was enrolled in North Miami High School which was where he first gained popularity as a rap artist in 2006, particularly for his remix of “Hustlin’” a song by the Hip Hop artist – Rick Ross which he called “Animal”. It was only a matter of time before Curtiss had every school student in Miami and Broward County rapping along to his song. Soon afterwards, he began performing in high schools across North Miami. In 2006, encouraged by how well he was doing on the hip hop scene for a youngster in the industry, MrWalkinLick decided to pursue a rap career full time.
In November 2008, about 2 years after committing to a rap career, MrWalkinLick was signed to the record label Stack Money Entertainment where he still is till date. MrWalkinLick developed an interest in rap music at a very young age. While growing up, he mainly listened to rap artists such as 2 Pac, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony and Slick Rick which greatly influenced his unique voice and rapping style. A rapping style rather unlike Trick Daddy and Jt Money, fellow Miami rap artists. MrWalkinLick once stated that he writes “to the beat” using the instrumentals to form the base of his songs. In June 2018, MrWalkinLick released a single called “Dream”. In that same year, he also collaborated with SMoovement to release an 8 track album titled SMOOVETAPE. MrWalkinLick’s latest single “Splashing on Purpose” was released on February 15th, 2019.
Appearances in popular media
MrWalkinLick AKA KING has been featured on a number of verified blogs, especially those focused on the Nigerian music industry including Instablog9ja and TraceNaija. He has also been getting significant airtime on popular television stations in Nigeria such as MTV Base Africa, Sound City Africa, PlanetTv Radio, HipTV, and TraceTv.