Samuel William Christopher Watson (born March 7 1974 in Kansas City, Missouri) better known by his stage name Krizz Kaliko, is an American rapper and singer. He is a longtime collaborator with fellow hometown native, Tech N9ne, and is signed to the label that Tech co-owns, Strange Music.
Krizz Kaliko began his musical career in the late 1990s when he began working with a local producer by the name of IcyRoc Kraven. Another local rapper by the name of Tech N9ne was also collaborating with IcyRoc at the time, which led to the two rappers meeting.
Since then, Kaliko has often contributed to albums put out by Tech N9ne, be it being featured as a rapper or simply providing background vocals for the tracks on the album. He has also performed similar tasks for fellow labelmates Kutt Calhoun, Skatterman & Snug Brim and Prozak. Other collaborations include tracks with the Kottonmouth Kings, Potluck, E-40 and Twiztid.
His debut album, “Vitiligo” released in May 2008, peaked at #19 on the Billboard Top Independent Albums chart and at #167 on the Billboard 200 Albums chart.
His second studio album, “Genius,” was released in July 2009. It reached #3 on the Billboard Rap Albums chart, #12 on the Independent Albums chart and #85 on the Billboard 200.
“Shock Treatment,” his third studio album, was released in 2010 and peaked at #10 on the Independent Albums chart, #7 on the Rap Albums chart and #97 on the Billboard 200.
“S.I.C.,” his first EP, was released in May 2011.