Kiyoshi Shelton

Kiyoshi is a world premier entrepre-edutainer, transformational rap coach, vocalist, musician, and songwriter. He has been featured on countless media outlets including Fox, MTV, VH1, NBC, URB, Vice, Buzzfeed, American Airlines Mag, and has opened up for notable acts such as Zap Mamma, Rising Appalachia, Ozomatli, Aloe Blacc, Xavier Rudd, Mayer Hawthorne, Everlast, and Slum Village. He’s also collaborated with world class musicians and producers such as Victor Wooten, The Polish Ambassador, and R3hab. He was recently featured on the “Ready to Live” Health & Wellness mixtape executive produced by Stic of the legendary hip hop duo Dead Prez.

Kiyoshi coaches people of all levels: from beginners who’ve never flowed before to professionals. He teaches others how to find creative liberation through their voice & performance from the page to life’s stage.
His rap coaching sessions are transformational, powerful, and incredibly healing on multiple levels. It’s way more than just rap. He uses the art of vocal expression/flowetry as a tool for personal self development to break through fears and limited beliefs with coaching methods he’s used personally over the decades. With a background studying Hatha Yoga and Reiki, Kiyoshi incorporates holistic practices into his coaching.

He utilizes powerful unique approaches and practices to enhance one’s ability in finding their own voice while performing on a higher level. Kiyoshi teaches online courses, 1-on-1 private coaching, and is available for workshops and consultations.


Social Media: @Kiyoshimusic

Class Offering One: Hip Hop Freestyle Activation

Participants will learn basic freestyle techniques and do some fun group flow activities together. In this workshop, individuals will learn ways to gain more freedom through on-the-spot vocal expression, break through fears and blocks, gain trust, increase confidence, and get more comfortable with creating & performing in front of others in a very fun and safe container. Freestyling helps get us out of our heads.

Studies have shown when people are freestyling, there are increased activities in areas of the brain associated w/ creativity, motivation, emotion, language, and motor skills. Get ready to rock to some hip hop beats and let your heart and soul shine.

How long have you been practicing? Yoga – 9 years. Hip-Hop Freestyling – 20+ years.

Interesting fact about yourself: I’m half Pacific Islander and half African-American with a Japanese name.

Follow Your Highest Excitement.” – Bashar