Shaun Shiller Fequiere, Kangol Kid, Haitian-American music producer

Shaun Shiller Fequiere, who goes by the stage name Kangol Kid because of his penchant for Kangol hats, is a Haitian-American music producer, song composer, dancer, and emcee. Born in Haiti, he came to the U.S. with his family, and grew up in Brooklyn.

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Shaun Shiller Fequiere, Kangol Kid began his music career in the rap group UTFO, break-dancing, and success came quickly to them, with their first single Roxanne, Roxanne, winning them the "Best Rap Group" award in 1988, at the Urban Music Awards. Soon they were making appearances on Soul Train and The Phil Donahue Show, and also had the distinction of being the first rap group to perform at the Apollo Theater. UTFO opened for such acts as Hall and Oates and Eddie Kendricks and David Ruffin of The Temptations. By 1987, their album Lethal, featuring rockers Anthrax, became the #1 rap album in the U.S.

Fequiere started producing for other acts in 1985, writing a song for Lisa, Lisa & The Cult Jam, for their platinum album Full Force. Next, he produced and managed the rap group Whistle, who finally topped the charts with "Always & Forever". He extended his producing reach with major league baseball player, Darryl Strawberry, and NBA'er Scottie Pippen, both sometime rappers.

Shaun Shiller Fequiere, Kangol Kid has done voice work for MTV, New York City's HOT 97 rap radio station, and penned his own column, "Yo Kangol" in Black Beat magazine. He has also scored music for the Indy film Nightmare, winning an award for "Best Movie Score". These days, the musician juggles the roles of producer, composer, performer, manager, and as head of his own music recording company, Kangol's Kreations, Inc., as well as acting as CEO at his Kreative Media Group, a public relations company.

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Shelia M White says...

He is now also a philanthropist who started Hip Hop's first movement in the fight against breast cancer.

Check out the Mama Luke Movement at

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