Kali Uchis was born in Pereira, Colombia. At age seven, she emigrated with her family to Alexandria, Virginia. Uchis writes and produces most of her own music. She was introduced to music at a young age when raised in the Alexandria school system, culminating in graduating T. C. Williams High School, and played the saxophone and piano as a teenager. She experimented with song and video editing in high school at T. C. Williams, and released her debut mixtape, Drunken Babble, on August 1, 2012. The self-produced mixtape was described as “genre-defying” and was noted for its influences from doo-wop, reggae, and early-2000s R&B.
Kali collaborated with Snoop Dogg on the song “On Edge”, from his 2014 mixtape That’s My Work 3. She recently released her first studio project, the extended play Por Vida, for free on her website. Por Vida features production from Diplo, Tyler, the Creator, Kaytranada, and BadBadNotGood.
“I PUT ALL MY BLOOD & GUTS INTO DIRECTING, EDITING, WRITING, DESIGNING THE ART/MERCH, & I SHARE IT IN HOPES THAT SOMEONE CAN TAKE SOMETHING FROM IT. ”
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