KayCyy was born Mark Mbogo in Kenya, where he lived for nine years before he and his family moved to Minnesota. Eventually, KayCyy started making music, eventually earning collaborations with rap luminaries like Maino, Casanova, and Lil Wayne. Since his standout appearance on Ye’s Donda album, the 25-year-old has blended lithe, emotive vocals with sleekly immersive soundscapes. Since then, KayCyy has continued to level up. In 2022, he was named an XXL Freshman and unleashed the mixtape Get Used to It, a sonic adventure that reaffirmed his penchant for experimentation. For Never Been So Sure, he continues his evolution, teaming with fellow boundary-pushing artists and icons like Buju Banton, Lucky Daye, and Kaytranada, a choice that put him on a path to even more exploration. With flexible musicality and an aesthete’s sense of atmosphere, he can oscillate between dystopian trap and emotional R&B, a range that’s granted him millions of fans and a reputation as one of the most inventive new voices in rap. The BuVision/Columbia Records artist continues his journey with My Jeans, a dreamy love song swimming in nostalgia, as well as the aptly titled new project Never Been So Sure, which reflects the outcome of intense soul searching.