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BET Names Georgia Rapper KALIII as the ‘BET AMPLIFIED’ Artist for September 2023.


BET names rapper Kaliii as its BET Amplified artist for September. BET Amplified is BET Music's stamp of approval for the next big thing in music. From performing her hit song “Area Codes” at BET Awards” 2023 to being part of the Barbie movie soundtrack with the song “Barbie Dreams,” Kaliya Ashley Ross, known professionally as Kaliii has taken the music industry by storm.

Hailing from Roswell, Georgia, the “Do a Bitch” singer found breakout success when the aforementioned song went viral on TikTok. Since then, she’s collaborated with some of music’s hottest acts including Latto, Moneybagg Yo, Rico Nasty, and Saucy Santana, to name a few. This fall, the rap tour de force will embark on a 13-date tour across the United States with A Boogie wit Da Hoodie.

Kaliii can now also add BET Amplified Artist to her list of accolades. As a BET Amplified artist, Kaliii will receive BET Music’s support across multiple BET campaigns and platforms, including BET, BET Her, BET Jams, BET Soul, BET.com, BET Socials, and BET’s Official YouTube Page.

Previous BET Amplified artists include Ambré, Armani White, Asake, Babyface Ray, Big Boss Vette, Coco Jones, DIXSON, Doechii, Glorilla, HDBeenDop, Ice Spice, Kalan.FrFr, Lakeyah, Larry June, Lehla Samia, Lola Brooke, Muni Long, Nardo Wick, Tone Stith, and more!

ABOUT KALIII:

Kali’s had a landmark year with 2022. After the release of her highly acclaimed EP Toxic Chocolate, Kali was admitted into the XXL 2022 Freshman Class. This momentous, career-defining feat was supported by her thrilling freestyle and cypher performances streaming now. She continued her run with the release of the singles “FNF (Freestyle)” and “Wet” with each visual at over a combined 1M views via YouTube. Toxic Chocolate – available now at all DSPs and streaming services – arrived earlier in 2022 amidst both popular and critical acclaim, with Hot New Hip Hop simply declaring her “Rap's Next ‘It’ Girl.” The EP is highlighted by the incendiary singles, “UonU (Feat. Yung Bleu)“ and “Standards,” the latter of which had its exclusive premiere – alongside Kali’s debut interview – on Apple Music’s New Music Daily Radio with Zane Lowe. Kali then increased the power of Toxic Chocolate with the surprise addition of the fan favorite “Chainzzz (Feat. Muni Long)” as well as a revised sequence.


The arrival of Toxic Chocolate was further joined by an electrifying performance of the EP standout, “New Day,” filmed exclusively for UPROXX Sessions and streaming now HERE. UPROXX further praised Kali for “her gift for wordplay and her spicy relationship sensibilities,” adding, “(Kali) turns the tables on the f*ckboys of hip-hop, using their manipulative tactics to even the odds and give them a taste of their own medicine.” After raking in over 100 million streams and receiving praise from Nylon, HIGHSNOBIETY, XXL, Essence, Complex, Brooklyn Vegan, Kali is ready to take her career to new heights with a new love, new music, and a new focus. The rapstress followed up the EP with a flurry of singles and freestyles including Wet and “Bout U.” Kali kicked off 2023 with her explosive viral hit “Area Codes” which has now spawned several regional remixes. The remixes are a part of Kali’s #ToxicThursday release series and have thus far included New York’s Kenzo B on the “718 Remix,” The Bay Area’s Lil Kayla on the “415 Remix,” St. Louis’s Sexyy Red on the “314 Remix,” Tallahassee’s Luh Tyler on the “850 Remix,” and Chicago’s Mello Buckzz on the “773 Remix.” Recently, Kali and Kenzo B teamed up for the official visual for the “718 Remix.”

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