Kevin Lanier Moore aka "Kaoz" is a native Clevelander and an award winning writer, actor, spoken word artist and educator. He began his artistic career appearing in countless plays, community theater projects independent films and writing competitions. As grand poetry slam champion of his city, Kaoz represented Cleveland at the National Slam competitions two years in a row.
Kaoz has shared stages with major record label acts such as hip hop duo Dead Prez, MIMS, Syleena Johnson (TVOne’s R&B Divas) and Brandy and has ripped mics throughout the U.S. and Canada. The Tyler Durden EP (Experience) & The Tyler Durden Mixtape (2010) marked his return to Hip hop music. Kaoz also executive produced and co-wrote a full length compilation entitled Kaoz Presents: Real Talk MPLS.
Kaoz has also been recognized for his activism and work in GLBT communities of color. He received the Harold PhilPot Youth Leadership Award from National AIDS Education & Services for Minorities for his groundbreaking work with Young Men who have sex with men of color in both Cleveland and Twin Cities metropolitan areas. Recently, Kaoz was profiled in the Lavender Magazine’s "Lavender 100" list of key people to know, and as runner up to Prince as Best Artist of the Twin Cities.