Friday, April 8, 2016

Artist Spotlight: K.W. the Artisan

K.W. the Artisan was born in Kansas and lived in a few different cities, but he calls Fayetteville NC home. He has spent most of his life in Fayetteville with his family. K.W. the Artisan is a graduate of WSSU where he studied art. He uses this as his life work as an artist in different areas. He is a hip-hop artist, Graphic Designer, Web Designer, Illustrator, and business man.  K.W. the Artisan began getting into both music and drawing at a young age. Some of his musical influences are Tupac, NWA, Bob Marley, Jimi Hendricks and Frank Sinatra.  Some of his artistic influences are Sanford Greene, Banksy and Jean-Michel Basquiat. K.W. the Artisan is the owner and founder of The Higher-Ups University, LLC. On his website you can listen to music, view art, purchase art for print or on T-shirts or even request a custom made print or T-shirt for yourself. You can check out his website at
Instagram, Twitter, and Soundcloud are all @kwtheartisan

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