Kids Like Us

Kids Like Us is composed of a family of three musicians, Sam Wayne, Eli Fhima, and Lizzie Fontaine as a featured vocalist. Mixing Lizzie's soulful and jazzy sound with Sam and Eli's dark/conscious lyrical images and quick-witted rhythmic flow is a recipe for expressive, moving, and head bouncing hip-hop.

Eli, Sam, and Lizzie's ambition is relentless. At only 20 years old, KLU has tackled several local clubs with their smelly DJ Beaker in the MPLS/STP area. They have grabbed the audiences attention in venues such as the Cabooze, First Avenue, Fineline, etc. Sharing the stage with artists such as Tech n9ne, Freeway, Joell Ortiz, Mod Sun, Asher Roth, EOTO, I Self Devine, Toki Wright, G-Eazy, and more. Kids have also hit the road to Hayward, Wisconsin and Lawrence, Kansas.

Rapper, Sam Wayne (AKA Yosemite), brings an assertive voice to the table. With a true love of acting and movies, Sam morphs into characters and places his tone carefully in the core of every beat. With his strong flow, distinct disposition, and balance between vulnerability and confidence. Rapper, Eli Fhima, brings an empathetic and self loathing side to the group. Eli leans to an allegorical theme of love, while channeling his passive aggressive anger towards certain issues in society. Eli swaps his bleeding heart with yours while staying persistent with his pocket bending cadences. Vocalist, Lizzie Fontaine, hits the listener with an up lifting, moving, and bold voice. Lizzie's lyrics and tone overcast a positive outlook on life and bring a lot of personality to the mix. When Lizzie starts to sing, heads turn. It is not hard to see her passion. 

Inspired from an early age by many MPLS musicians, this dynamic trio distinctly brings their own character and personality to the scene. The title "Kids Like Us" was born from the inspiration of the many Kids, young and old, who remain open minded about life's many complexities and put a fist up for a different tomorrow. Kids Like Us let their colossal imaginations and musicality shine. Their music will leave you thinking out of the box... or really, have you realizing that there is no box at all.

Past Shows


Aug
7
th
2015
7th St Entry
Aug
7
th
2015
7th St Entry

Kids Like Us

with DJ Abilities, Chance York, Alex Wiley and more!
Mar
5
th
2015
7th St Entry
Mar
5
th
2015
7th St Entry

Kids Like Us and Beak Nasty

with Kosha Dillz and TIIIIIIIIIIP
Dec
24
th
2014
7th St Entry
Dec
24
th
2014
7th St Entry

JEWBILEE 2014

with MEINONG’S JUNGLE, PLANET PLOOKEY, The Rivkinz and more!
Aug
30
th
2014
Fine Line
Aug
30
th
2014
Fine Line

Hilltop Hoods

with MaLLy, Kids Like Us and SHARKS & HAMMERS
Jul
27
th
2014
7th St Entry
Jul
27
th
2014
7th St Entry

Pigeon John

with Tanya Morgan, Playdough and Kids Like Us
May
22
nd
2014
7th St Entry
May
22
nd
2014
7th St Entry

Kids Like Us

with Alex Wiley, 2 JAYZ, NAZEEM and more!
Aug
15
th
2013
7th St Entry
Aug
15
th
2013
7th St Entry

GROUP THERAPY III

THE TRILLOGY SHOW
with Kids Like Us, I.B.E, LITERATI and more!
Feb
23
rd
2013
7th St Entry
Feb
23
rd
2013
7th St Entry

G-Eazy

G-EAZY "Must Be Nice Tour"
with Skizzy Mars and Kids Like Us
Jan
15
th
2013
7th St Entry
Jan
15
th
2013
7th St Entry

Sti-Lo Reel, Ced Linus, BdotCroc and more!

STI-LO REEL #STTSII: AUDIO THERAPY EP Release Show
Dec
6
th
2012
7th St Entry
Dec
6
th
2012
7th St Entry

Chazin Entertainment, Studiyo 23 and Chez-Shaw present GROUP THERAPY DEUCE

with LITERATI, Big Zach, Kids Like Us and more!
Sep
6
th
2012
7th St Entry
Sep
6
th
2012
7th St Entry

Finding Novyon and GainesFM

with K Bone, Kids Like Us and MIDWEST SELECTS
Jul
22
nd
2012
7th St Entry
Jul
22
nd
2012
7th St Entry

Kids Like Us

with STYLEBITERS, The TomCruisers, Franz Diego and more!
Jul
18
th
2012
7th St Entry
Jul
18
th
2012
7th St Entry

The Rivkinz and Bobby Z

with Kids Like Us and HELLO BLUE
Dec
24
th
2011
7th St Entry
Dec
24
th
2011
7th St Entry

JEWBILEE! 2011

with KIN (featuring Bobby Z of the Revolution), RABBI JON DAVIS AND HIS KLEZMER ORCHESTRA, PAT SUSMILCH and more!
Sep
2
nd
2011
7th St Entry
Sep
2
nd
2011
7th St Entry

Toki Wright

with Kids Like Us and St. Paul Slim

More Shows

Nov
11
th
Palace Theatre

The Backseat Lovers

Oct
21
st
Turf Club

Trash Catties

with Lunch Duchess, Butter Boys and Wish Wash
Nov
16
th
Fine Line

An Evening with
The Infamous Stringdusters

Dec
3
rd
Turf Club

Church of Cash

with Dirty Rotten Scoundrels