- Mon May 28, 2012, 5:51 AM GMT
The rapper whose real name is Kirk Randle gains major attention through his mixtape single 'Drank in My Cup' and draws comparison to Drake.READ MORE
Kirko Bangz was first known as Kirk Randle when he was born on August 20 in 1989. He began rapping at the age of 15 and used his personal life as inspiration. He watched how his mother struggled as a single parent, pouring out his feeling in music. Bangz attended the Prairie View A & M University majoring in mass communication while crafting his lyrics skill.
He released his first mixtape in 2009 when he was still enrolling in the university. That's where Bangz met a fellow student and his future manager, D Will. The first single from the album "What Yo Name Is?" successfully broke into U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs at number 97 in October 2010.