King Kujo photoshoot

Carlos Joiner, known by the stage name King Kujo, is a rapper born and raised in Sasse Apartment projects in Clarksdale, MS up until the age of 10 years-old and didn’t develop a passion for rapping until he was enlisted into the military at the age of 18. While serving duty in the military, Joiner met a group of other soldiers and a musical relationship formed and created what would be Grand 1 Entertainment.

From his time over in Iraq with his peers, that’s were Joiner gained the name “King” when fellow soldiers would say “Here comes King.” Joiner himself would later add on the surname Kujo.

After completing his second tour in Iraq, King Kujo gained a new level of seriousness for rapping and immediately started making rounds on the hip hop scene when he returned to the United States. Joiner would soon gain a thrill out of performing.

Having already learned from the military to “not be a fake” to anyone, Joiner began crafting his talent, showcasing and performing at open mics which led to him earning first place in the V107.9 Beat Tha Streetz Competition while placing third in the ThisIs50 Showcase in 2012.

Soon after, King Kujo developed and gained experience on a larger scale performing live for acts such as Lil Flip, Chalie Boy and others.

Now King Kujo is ready to take it to the next level of his career with the debut of a solo music release.