Kyng (formerly known as Lucas Charlie Rose), best known for his career as a rapper and music producer, is a multidisciplinary hip hop artist, community organizer and entrepreneur based in Montreal, Canada. Only 27 years old, Kyng is already considered a leader in the Black trans community worldwide. After making history by producing the world’s first ever trans hip-hop mixtape, a project that was entirely produced, written by and featuring trans people, Kyng founded non-profit record label, Trans Trenderz, to provide trans artists with the resources they need to make music and uplift their narratives. The end goal is trans artists on stage at the Grammys. Kyng is also known around Montreal for their community work. Their involvement with Black Lives Matter Montreal, the workshops he frequently facilitates and their constant advocacy work have allowed Kyng to make connections beyond the music world. Inspired by other musical activists like Rihanna, Kyng strongly believes that music, more specifically hip hop, can change the world.