Kish Rhymed the World in 80 Days

videoIt's warming up outside, so I took a stroll to Yonge and Dundas. Passing 333 Yonge, home to HMV, I thought about Kish.

Kish was a local rapper who hit the charts back in '91 with I Rhyme the World in 80 Days. According to his Wikipedia page his real name is Andrew Kishino, but there's no info on what he's up to these days.

I actually bought his album Order From Chaos and thought it was pretty good, but teenagers are notorious for having bad taste. The reason that HMV reminds me of Kish is because I once saw him there when I was checking out new hip-hop in the basement. He had a large guy with him who may have been a bodyguard and I remember thinking that Kish probably didn't need a body guard while shopping for CDs at HMV.

I'll bet he doesn't have that body guard today. Andrew Kishino, if you're out there, let us know where you're at. I'm goin hypa.


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Mike Boon

There is an Andrew Kishino on IMDB.com. Seems to be a voice over guy.

I wonder if that's our Kish?

March 12, 2007 @ 2:30 PM

Mike Boon

Yep, that's him! Listen to this demo.

March 12, 2007 @ 2:31 PM

no name...

Yo Kish... You're rhymes were truly ahead of it's time!

I own both albums!

April 9, 2007 @ 8:48 PM

Shaun Courtney

Yes . I have your ablum too and I think you`re great. Yes, you were ahead of your time. Any plans to come out again and see us ? You're so cool, and the great thing is that you are Canadian, too.

October 10, 2009 @ 7:27 PM

Toronto Mike Verified as the defacto Toronto Mike

Dude, I'm not Kish.

I saw Kish once at HMV, and I own one of his albums, and I'm Canadian, and I'm cool, but I'm not Kish.

October 10, 2009 @ 8:47 PM

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