K7 (musician)

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Birth nameLouis Sharpe
Also known asK7, Kayel
Born (1966-08-25) August 25, 1966 (age 53)
OriginNew York, New York, U.S.
GenresHip hop, house, new jack swing, Latin freestyle
Occupation(s)Rapper, singer, songwriter, musician, producer
Years active1986–present
LabelsTommy Boy/Warner Bros. Records
Associated actsTKA, Ivy Queen

Louis Sharpe (born August 25, 1966), better known by his stage names K7 or Kayel, is an American musician and pop-oriented hip-hop emcee.

K7 is the frontman of the Latin freestyle group TKA. He is signed to Tommy Boy Records.

In 1993, K7 released the album, Swing Batta Swing, which featured three singles that reached pop radio: "Zunga Zeng," (produced by Frankie Cutlass) "Hi-De-Ho" (also notably on The Mask film soundtrack), and K7's biggest hit, "Come Baby Come", which reached #18 on the Billboard Hot 100, and #3 on the UK Singles Chart.[1]

K7 worked on the air on New York City's radio stations Hot 97 and WKTU.

K7 released another album in 2002 called Love, Sex, Money.

K7, along with the other members of TKA, still tours and performs in nightclubs around the U.S.

K7s most recent album, The King's Agenda, was released in March 2009 and is available on iTunes.


Year Title Chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
U.S. U.S. R&B
1993 Swing Batta Swing 96 54
2002 Love, Sex, Money

2009 The King's Agenda (Available on iTunes only)
  • Released: March 26, 2009
  • Label:


  1. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 295. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.