Kevin Lanier Moore aka Kaoz is a native Clevelander and an award winning writer, actor, spoken word artist and educator. He began his artistic career appearing in countless plays, community theater projects, independent films and writing competitions. As grand poetry slam champion of his city, Kaoz represented Cleveland at the National Slam competitions two years in a row.
Kaoz has shared stages with major record label acts such as hip-hop Dead Prez, MIMS, Layzie BOne, Syleena Johnson (TVOne's R&B Divas) and Brandy, and has also ripped mics throughout the U.S. and Canada. The Tyler Durden EP (Experience) & The Tyler Durden Mixtape (2010) marked his return to Hip-Hop music. KAOZ also executive produced and co-wrote a full length compilation entitled Kaoz Presents: Real Talk MPLS
Kaoz has also been recognized for his activism and work in GLBT communities of color. He received the HArold PhilPot Youth Leadership Award from NAtional AIDS Education & Services for Minorities for his groundbreaking work with Young Men who have sex with men of color. Recently, Kaoz completed a West Coast tour "BlackEsque: Queerotica Tour" in June 2015, and also released the critically acclaimed project "The End is Beginning". Available in iTunes, Google Play, Spotify and all digital outlets.