Kilo Kapanel is a hip-hop artist from Sacramento, California. Born Henry Buris, a Texas native, Kilo Kapanel moved to California at age 13, when he hooked up with Brotha Lynch and hung and experienced his first exhibition in a studio. At that moment Kapanel knew what he wanted to do. Kilo Kapanel went to Florin High School where he met three others MCs: Marc Twain, Koo-Laveesh, and Macadame, and they formed a group called Explicit Fam. Later they added one more member to the group by name of Young Joker, who had gained his own success as a California rap star, with album releases like Who’s Laughing at Cha and several music compilations. Young Joker then put out his sophomore album Something Major featuring Explicit, in which Kilo Kapanel illustrated pure raw talent.
Thus gaining him a buzz as a dope solo artist, in 1999 explicit FAM released their first group album selling over more than 25,000 copies regionally. This gave Kilo Kapanel the intent to go solo after group fell apart. Kilo Kapanel moved back to Dallas, Texas and released his first solo project which sold just fewer than 30,000 copies. Kilo’s attractive sound and hard rhymes ushered in a new form of gangsta rap (mob music), so Kilo Kapanel moved back to California and released his sophomore album Plan, Plot, & Strategize which sold 50,000 copies nationwide.
Now back working with Manook Hitting state to state working a movie Sign to Guantanamo Bay a gangsta spoof tale that would leave you on the edge of your seat. Along with guest starring in the film, and recording music for the soundtrack which features: Big Syke (of Thug Life), Majesty (The Terrorist), Kilo Kapanel, Lameez, Rapp Daliey, Jui da boss, Hasachi Rider (of The Outlawz), and others, coming soon on DVD and record stores everywhere.
Holding nothing back, Kilo Kapanel has performed and did songs with an array of notable artists such as C-Bo, T-Nutty, Tha Luniz, X-radided, and 2Pac’s legendary group Thug-life. Kilo Kapanel also filmed and starred in his first movie in Los Angeles entitled Signed 2 Guantanamo Bay a street depicted documentary about the life and times on a gangsta rap label. Now Kilo Kapanel is on Mobfioso Music Entertainment, a record label he started with his cousin by marriage Lameez, who is hot up and coming artist in the industry not to be reckoned with.
Kilo Kapanel, Lameez & R&B sensation Toni Rico Jr have formed a group called the Mobfioso Squad Boyz and will be releasing their group album soon. Kilo Kapanel is humble to the game and is influenced by all kind of music. Kilo Kapanel embraces the fact that you have to work hard to get success in this industry; you can’t just make music, you have to be driven, make sacrifices, and make no excuses and have a great business ethic.
Kilo-Kapanel and the Fam are a new force not to be reckoned with. Check the credentials:
-1993-94: Young joker "Who’s laughing at cha"
-1995-96: Sacramento’s Most Dangerous"(comp)
-1996: "Who Put Sac on the map"(comp)
-1997-98: Young Joker (sophomore album) Something Major
-1999-00: Explicit Fam Create The Hype
-2002-03: Kilo-Kapanel Street-Fame
-2003-04: Garden Blocc riders 1 (comp)
-2004-05: Garden blocc riders 2(comp)
-2005-07: C-Bo’s "WEST Side Riders 3
-2007-08: Lameez’s Cruel Intentions album
-2008-09: Kilo Kapanel Plan, Plot & straegize
-2009-10: Sign to Guantanamo Bay movie & soundtrack
Kilo Kapanel’s TV & Film Appearances:
-1999: Jenny Jones Talk Show
-2008: RapKind Television
-2009: Signed to Guantanamo
-2012: The Bill Cunningham Show