Kangol Kid was an American songwriter, breakdancer, hip-hop producer, and grasp of ceremonies. He was well-known for being a member of an American old-school hip hop group UTFO (Untouchable Force Organization) primarily based in Brooklyn, New York City.
Shaun Shiller Fequiere aka Kangol Kid was born on Wednesday, August 10, 1966 (age 55 years; on the time of loss of life) in Brooklyn, New York. He was introduced up in East Flatbush, New York City, New York. His zodiac signal is Leo.
Height (approx.): 5′ 8″
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Brown
Kangol Kid was born in a Haitian household.
Parents & Siblings
His father, Andre Fequiere, was a taxi driver in New York. His mom, Jean Fequiere, labored as a housekeeper at a hospital. Kangol had three brothers named Joel Fequiere, Andy Fequiere, and Alix Fequiere.
Wife & Children
He had three sons named T.Shaun, Dré Fequiere, and Yusuke Vacant (aka Giovanni) from his first spouse, Christine. All his sons work within the American music trade.
After separating from his first spouse, Kangol bought married to Tajiri Swindell, and the couple has a daughter named Amancia Fequiere.
As a Member of UTFO
While he was at school, he adopted his ardour for dancing, and alongside together with his dance associate Doctor Ice, he began performing as a breakdancer and named the duet “The Keystone Dancers.” The duo then labored as dancers for the American hip-hop group ‘Whodini.’ Kangol and Doctor Ice then fashioned their very own hip hop group ‘UTFO’ (Untouchable Force Organization;’ earlier UFO). In 1984, UTFO was signed by the music label Select Records and launched UTFO’s debut single “Roxanne Roxanne” in the identical 12 months. At that point, Kangol didn’t have any authorized consultant.
One of the preferred albums of UTFO was launched in 1987 named ‘Lethal.’ UTFO’s debut single gained immense reputation and was voted as the most effective rap track on the 1988 Urban Music Awards. UTFO then carried out at varied stage reveals and reside occasions. The group grew to become the primary rap group to carry out on the Harlem’s Apollo Theater, New York City, New York.
Kangol had labored as a music producer and songwriter too. He composed and wrote the one “Private Property” in 1985. In the identical 12 months, he managed and labored because the producer for the American rap group ‘Whistle.’ Kangol left UTFO in 1989.
As an Actor
He acted in just a few English movies like ‘UTFO: Roxanne, Roxanne’ (1984), ‘UTFO: Leader of the Pack’ (1985), and ‘Should I Stay or Should I Go’ (2021).
He had been working because the president of the music manufacturing firm ‘Kangol’s Kreations, Inc.’ and was the CEO of ‘Kreative Media Group,’ a Public Relations agency. He was invited because the visitor lecturer at varied colleges and schools. Kangol scored the music for an unbiased movie ‘Nightmare,’ and he gained an award for the Best Movie Score for the movie. He had labored as a voice-over artist and was a columnist for magazines like Black Beat journal and AllHiphop.com
On December 18, 2021, he misplaced his long-time battle with Colon most cancers and at round three a.m. he took his final breath. He was hospitalised at a hospital in Manhasset, New York. In his final Instagram submit, he wrote,
I stepped out of the recovery-room…and was greeted by this man. Maybe you’ve heard of him??? 😂😂😂 Ladies and Gentlemen, the person, the parable, the legend, Mr. G.O.A.T. himself L.L.COOL J @llcoolj @rockthebells visited me and elevated my therapeutic energies in methods medical doctors can by no means duplicate. Thank you Baby Bro. I like you, man.”
- In the early 1980s, his pals used to name him The Kangol Kid as he used to put on Kangol hats. His signature hat has been included within the Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.
- He labored as a voice over artist for varied TV commercials and jingles. He used to put in writing a column with the title Yo Kangol.
- In an interview, Kangol mentioned that he was well-versed in language arts, and he was an Ebonic Scholar.
- He used to comply with a non-vegetarian weight-reduction plan.
- He was honoured by the American Cancer Society in 2012 for his social providers in the direction of most cancers sufferers (as a co-founder of the Mama Luke Foundation).
- In 2019, he obtained the ‘Honorary Real Dad Award’ by Real Dads Network, Inc.
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