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, Jimmi Hendricks and Frank Sinatra. Some of his artistic influences are Sanford Greene, Akira Toriyama, Tite Kubo, Kentaro Miura, Genndy Tartakovsky. K.W. the Artisan is also the owner and founder of The Higher-Ups University, LLC.
With the release of his mixtape, K.W. the Aritisan has been making a name for himself. He has performed around the NC area and has music videos to accompany his work. He has been a guest on radio shows that can be heard around the world.