Ever seen a 5-alarm blaze? It flames high and ferocious, dwarfing everything in sight, but starts with slow methodical smoldering. Right now Khia (pronounced Ki-ya) is burning up the music scene with her single "My Neck My Back" [Lick It] rocketing towards #1. But her rock-solid foundation from years of skill crafting ensures the spark will never die.
Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, raised in Tampa, Florida Khia has been writing and singing rap, R&B, and gospel all her life. She danced tap, African, and was a boisterous cheerleader. She performed at school, in talent shows and parades, and never failed to use her home as a stage when all else failed. Khia breathes to entertain through music.
Khia's hip-hop career sprouted with her ear to the pulse of club trends. She bartended in Tampa's pace-setting Club XS, home to Wild 98.7FM, and the perfect venue for exploring crowd-moving vibes. It didn't hurt that her friends were the top local DJs and producers, and for years she had been writing music for other groups. When Khia's mother met an untimely death in 2000 from kidney failure, it was a wake-up call to focus on herself and present her own talents to the public.
Khia honed her verbals so carefully that the Thug Misses album flowed effortlessly from her lips in just 1 days recording time. Says Khia of the album, "It's dedicated to my mom, I am seeing the rewards of her advice." Khia released Thug Misses independently with Don Juan, her best friend, DJ and producer. They passed it to DJs, sold it from car trunks, and it quickly blazed through underground radio. Khia was in demand with no video, no Top-40 radio play, no promotion, just skills.
"My Neck My Back" is currently #30 on 's Top R&B/Hip-Hop albums and constantly firing up the ladder. "My Neck My Back" is the first cut on the soundtrack for Fox TV's "Dark Angel" sharing the roster with veterans Public Enemy, Q-Tip, MC Lyte, and Samantha Cole. Of course Khia does more than hold her own, spitting confident lyrics for the sistas who demand full sexual satisfaction while lacing a body-snapping beat for everyone in the club. The video, recently added to BET into medium rotation sets the tone as the ladies summer anthem of the year. "'My Neck My Back' is the song for the summer," says Khia, "the house party, the BBQ by-the-pool, makin-me-feel-good stuff."
Despite the phenomenal success of her first single, Khia is quick to note that Thug Misses is more than just "My Neck My Back" "The music is me, a variety of sounds for different times, guys, girls, black, white, it's real and it roars." Khia draws on her performance talents to give a live-show unlike any other in today's posture-filled hip-hop world. She doesn't just stand around with her homies, or rely on flashy dancers, sets, and costumes. She brings her own style and passion for the spectacular, and truly leaves her heart on stage. "The album is not all 'My Neck, My Back,'" she says, "it's got a little thug, but it's got some real sit back and listen to stuff."
Khia is officially out of control, her record is barreling up the charts like a heat-seeking missile, but like all long-time pros she remains focused. Her second album is already done and she's formulating ideas for the third. She continues to write for other artists, because she has a gift and can help folks achieve their musical dreams. She also has her sights set on acting, further expanding her performance arena. Khia has the soul of a superstar, the bonfire can only get bigger.
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Much rspect for your Grind Can I get Some of your time | Reviewer: Ra'k Dolla | 7/5/11
I got much respect for your grind as a business woman and a artist. Your contribution to the indie entertainment industry are fanominal and will always be rememebered. People can hate it or love it. Fuck'em!
Now Miss Lady (hope you don't mind me calling you that!) I have a propersition concerning a new show I'm producing. I'm wondering if you would like to host it for me. Hit me up if your interested and I'll give you the run down. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Khia | Reviewer: Johnny Evans B111 | 1/28/10
Keep be you shortie.Dont let theses hate mess up your career.Keep live your fame life.Fuck theses Hate.You must be doing some thin right for them to hate.fuck what your hate thnik abuot.You look pretty shortie.Good luck with your career and look good doing it.Keep live the good life and doing your dream.Im think you look sexy. You can rap pretty good.Im want to say what up shortie and shortie what it is.Im am in Saint love;Missouri and hit me up some what never you get a change love Johnny
khia | Reviewer: hope | 4/2/09
i lover your music.your my # 1 fan.you do ya thing out on stage.do what ya have to do.Peace out.lots of love. sorry to hear about your moms death in 2000.i feel ya there.i like that song my neck, my back (dirty version).its hot
how come they spreaded that rumor about you? | Reviewer: kita | 11/23/07
how they they spreaded that rumor about you saying that your boyfriend killed you and you had hiv i didnt believe it and you is my number 1 fan
thug missis | Reviewer: layfeeta sims | 11/7/07
man this is one of thee biggest khia fans yo music dont neva get old to me and i ant gon trust no nigga thats why i be blasting it in my car i love me some khia and i cant wait for her to bring out more keep ya head up and keep pushin yeah
Don't Trust NO NIGGA or BITCH!!!NO | Reviewer: Mz.WetWet | 10/13/07
Yo what it do Khia. I am a big fan of yours. And you inspired me recently that I can't trust no nigga and I damn fo sho can't trust no bitch. THey are both messy and can't be trusted. So come out with so mo fi to gurl!!!!
Wuzz up | Reviewer: Raquel Hines | 6/22/07
Come out with some more ill shit for your girl. I am your biggest fan from Saint Louis, Missouri. Your shit is better than all theses punk ass hoes out here that never have shit. Hit me up soon. Love ya always
why she hasn't came with any songs | Reviewer: kelly | 4/17/07
whats been going on with you
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