Kazik Staszewski (born 12 March 1963 in Warsaw as a son of the architect and poet Stanisław Staszewski) is a Polish lead singer, songwriter, and leader of the bandKult. Kazik founded Kult in 1982; their latest album, Prosto, was released in May 2013. In 1991, he launched a solo career as Kazik with what may be the first Polish rap album Spalam się ("I'm burning" or "I'm getting stoned"). Kazik's latest album, Los się musi odmienić ("Fate Must Change"), was released in 2005.
Kazik is an immensely popular and somewhat controversial artist thanks to his famous criticism of politics — Poland's politics in particular. His songs often comment on daily life, whether that life be of a typical man, a Pole, or the artist. What is distinctive of Kazik's lyrics is that they typically contain a lot of references to pop culture, high culture, current events; as well as self-references (inside jokes, such as quotes or allusions to his earlier works), often cryptically conveyed and sometimes seemingly random.