Bonnaroo Artist | Kaiydo
Bonnaroo History | Newbie
Stage & Time | Thursday | That Tent | 1:30am
As we’ve been doing for the past several years now, we’re making it our mission to help you get acquainted with many of our favorites acts from from Bonnaroo‘s impressive 2017 lineup. As we dig through the entire schedule, we’ll highlight a spread of performers spanning across genres and stages, big and small, new and old, to bring you some of the most interesting, lesser-known, or most highly-reccomened among this year’s crop of artists. Though we’ll be jumping around, we’re loosely working our way through by day, and we’ll also be bringing you some special features and longer guides along the way, to help you plan your weekend before the fest. While these previews won’t span every performer, and might omit some more obvious must-see acts, we hope they’ll serve as a way to help you navigate Bonnaroo’s gargantuan lineup, and to make the most of your busy weekend on the farm!
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Barely 20 years old, Orlando’s Kaiydo is fast becoming a buzzworthy fixture in underground hip hop. Raised in Ocala, the skilled MC, born Keoindre Boone, harbors a lifelong love of music, and first got into hip hop through the southern rappers of his region. Forgoing college, Bonne initially pursued a career in graphic design beginning in his teens, working alongside experts from Graphically which was opening doors in the creative community that led him to take the plunge and pursue music full-time, briefly under his middle name, Latre, then, after graduating high school and moving out of his parent’s house, as Kaiydo, beginning with stunningly strong debut track, “Red Freestyle” last year. His design skills have come in handy too, as Kaiydo has a bright, cohesive, and unique visual identity already; rare for a brand new artist.
Fast amassing an online following, Boone, like the many SoundCloud rappers of his generation, is forging a career largely through internet hype, having since released five more singles- most prominently “Fruit Punch,” which, in a just world, would be a huge summer hit- and even a guest feature with pop singer Bridgit Mendler. A product of slick, lush, synthy modern production, Kaiydo’s contemporary style and sharp, self-aware lyrical focus has hints of southern swagger, but, being somewhat removed in Florida, has a lot of individuality and expansiveness as well. A fairly new act to have already nabbed a late night tent set, Kaiydo’s vibe is nonetheless perfect for it, and with his debut album on the way for a summer release, expect to hear plenty of new music; he’s worth staying up late for!
LISTEN | “Fruit Punch”
WATCH | “Atlantis” with Bridgit Mendler (Official Music Video)