Killy Biography: Age, Career, Wife, Parents, Songs & Net Worth

Khalil Tatem popularly known as Killy, was born on August 19, 1997. Killy is a Filipino-Canadian rapper from Toronto, Ontario. 

Killy is best known for his break-out single “Killamonjaro” which is certified Platinum by Music Canada and his debut album “Surrender Your Soul” which is certified Gold by Music Canada.

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Early Life

Khalil Tatem popularly known as Killy, was born on August 19, 1997, to a Bajan father and Filipino mother. 

Killy grew up in Toronto before moving to Victoria, British Columbia at 8 years old. Killy attended a majority Francophone school whilst living in Toronto, though he was one of the only children that didn’t speak French. 

After moving to Victoria, Killy began attending a school where he was one of the only minorities, saying that he was “under-represented.” 

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Disinterested in school, Killy took up soccer in his free time and discovered rap music while attending Agincourt Collegiate Institute, eventually making it a hobby.

Killy moved back to Toronto as a teenager, living in Scarborough, where he began to focus more of his time on creating music.



Killy has been rapping since 2015 and involved himself in the Toronto nightlife, quickly making connections.

Killy recorded several songs in one studio session in 2015 and released them all in 2016, the only releases he made that year.

He released his first song in 2016, titled Big Bux on SoundCloud and released three more tracks in 2016. 

The tracks gave Killy local buzz in Toronto which provoked him to record more music.

In February 2017, Killy released Killamonjaro, which went viral and was certified Platinum in Canada in January 2019.

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The song’s popularity garnered him an interview on Adam22’s “No Jumper” podcast and a feature on Drake’s OVO Sound Radio.

Killy released his first studio album on March 5, 2018, titled Surrender Your Soul.

The album spawned press from Complex and Pitchfork news and “No Sad No Bad” which peaked at number 65 on the Canadian Hot 100 songs.

On September 14, 2018, Killy released his first EP KILLSTREAK, which includes five songs.

On June 14, 2019, Killy released his new album LIGHT PATH 8, which includes 13 songs.

On May 28, 2021, Killy released KILLSTREAK 2, the follow-up to his 2018 EP of the same name. 

This time delivering a more complete project totaling 14 tracks, as well as a remix.

On September 24, 2021, Killy released KILLSTREAK 2 (Deluxe), an expanded edition of KILLSTREAK 2 bearing a total of 26 songs, including the highly anticipated DEAD FACES (ft. AJ Tracey).

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Killy’s future looks brighter than ever, not just with the buzz from recent drop KILLSTREAK 2, but also with the prospect of a collaboration album with legendary producer Boi-1da set to come soon.


  • Surrender Your Soul
  • Light Path 8
  • KILLSTREAK 2 (Delux)
  • Killamonjaro
  • Distance
  • No Romance (feat. 16yrold)
  • Forecast
  • No Sad No Bad
  • Beautiful 00*
  • Very Scary
  • Swag Flu
  • Triple Helix
  • Drought (feat. 16yrold)
  • Fast Life (feat. Gab3)
  • Vendetta
  • VV’s (feat. Houdini & 6ixbuzz)

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  • Sailor Moon
  • OH NO (feat. Y2K)
  • PYRO
  • PYRO [Remix] (feat. Scarlxrd)

Net Worth

Killy is a Filipino-Canadian rapper from Toronto, Ontario. He has an estimated net worth of $1 million.

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