He was born and raised in Los Angeles, by French-Tunisian father and Mexican-American mother, always surrounded with the mixture of cultures and customs. At the age of 14, Kai began to express his passion for art on the streets of LA and four years later went to studies at California Institute of the Arts and Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris. It was a very important experience for his further work and France gave him much inspiration, teaching him about discipline and technique and how to respect art as a way of life. When he told his father that he intends to study art, he forced him to explore the old masters, as Rembrandt, Rubens, Frans Hals, van Dyck. The most fascinated by the Flemish artists and their portraits of noblemen, kings and queens, Kai realized that rappers have the same influence on today’s society and decided to create images of some of the most iconic hip-hop artists in a style borrowed from the Northern Renaissance painters.