FKi 1st is an accomplished producer and emerging artist touching the alternative music scene, infusing Atlanta trap with melodic instrumentation. His production has yielded 7 Gold and Platinum records, including the recently 2x Platinum viral hit “White Iverson” by Post Malone, Iggy Azalea “Work,” Travis Porter “Bring It Back” & ”Make It Rain” and the urban smash “Watch Out” by 2 Chainz. Other placements include Young Dro “FDB,” Travis Scott “Drugs” & “Sloppy Toppy,” Jeremih ft. Lil Wayne & Natasha Mosley “All The Time,” Ty Dolla Sign ft Wiz Khalifa “Issues,” Rich Homie Quan ft. Young Thug “Get TF Out My Face,” “I Can Tell Off” off Travis Scott’s Rodeo, and “Weekend” featuring Miguel off Mac Miller’s GO:OD AM album.
In 2014 Billboard Magazine honored FKi as one of the “Top 5 Producers Shifting the Sound of Atlanta Rap” and highlighted the FKi x Key! collaboration EP. Top music blogs like Complex, The Fader, Hypetrak, Vibe, and XXL also featured FKi. On a trip to LA, he discovered artist Post Malone and began developing his sound. White Iverson took off as a viral hit and gained over 1 million plays on Soundcloud within 1 month, leading to a major label bidding war for Post and signing a record deal with Universal Republic. In 2015 FKi 1st also began rising in the club and festival scene. He played at Trap City in San Francisco, as well as multiple other DJ sets in LA and Toronto like Low End Theory, Camp Trill (Soulection/Brownies & Lemonade), Mad Decent Block Party, Trillectro and more.
FKi stands for Fuckin Kickin It and started as an Atlanta based production team. Their sound was first heard heavily on their mixtape Transformers In The Hood. TNTH was presented by international DJ and Mad Decent curator, Diplo, garnered much deserved attention from electronic, hip-hop, and trap music followers throughout the US and abroad. The vast variety in genre caught the attention of top DJs like Flosstradamus, Kaskade, Borgore, DJ Sliink, and Flux Pavilion which led to numerous trap/EDM collaborations. Up next, FKi 1st will release his debut album First Time for Everything thru Mad Decent in Spring 2016. He recently kicked off hip-hop month with his “Diplo & Friends” mix on BBC Radio 1, and opened with a DJ set for Post Malone & Fetty Wap on the Welcome to the Zoo Tour. He is currently on tour with Justin Bieber and Post Malone.