Birth name

Eric Vaughn


September 9, 1970 (1970-09-09) (age 50)


Houston, Texas, U.S.


Hip hop, Southern hip hop, gangsta rap, conscious hip hop


Rapper, record producer

Years active



Electric City (1993-1999)
Alexia (1998)
Cerebral (1998)
Black Book International (2004-present)

Associated acts

The 144 Elite, A.C. Chill, C.O.D., The Conscious Army, DJ Screw, Dope E, Ganksta NIP, Klondike Kat, Point Blank, PSK-13, Real Chill, South Park Coalition, Trae tha Truth, Z-Ro

Eric Kaiser (born Eric Vaughn; September 9, 1970), better known by his stage name K-Rino, is an American rapper and record producer from Houston, Texas. Kaiser is the founder of the South Park Coalition, a collective of hip hop artists primarily based in Houston. He is a pioneer of the Southern hip hop scene and has been rapping 1986 when he debuted with his group Real Chill. Kaiser has spent his entire career as an independent artist and has released all of his albums since 2004 on his label Black Book International. He now preaches at a local Houston Texas Muslim Mosque.

Early career

Kaiser was born on September 9, 1970. He was raised in the South Park neighborhood of Houston, Texas. Kaiser's stage name K-Rino is a nickname he has been known by since childhood.[1]

Kaiser began rapping in 1983. While attending Sterling High School, he developed his skills by rap battling fellow students. In 1986, while still a high school student, Kaiser released his first single, "Rockin' It", as a member of the group Real Chill. The single was funded by Kaiser's father, Larry Vaughn, and released on local independent label Boomtown Stars.[1]

In 1986, Kaiser rap battled Ganksta NIP, but both were unable to beat each other and called the battle a draw. As a result, they developed a bond with each other and their crews formed together to create what would later become known as the South Park Coalition.[1]


Studio albums

Collaborative albums


Studio albums Stories from the Black BookDanger ZoneK-RinoNo MercyFear No EvilThe Hitt ListThe Majority ReportWorst Rapper AliveTime TravelerBook Number 7Triple Darkness Vol. 1 - Wreck TimeTriple Darkness Vol. 2 - The LyricsTriple Darkness Vol. 3 - Coalition AmbushThe Blood DoctrineSolitary ConfinementAnnihilation of the Evil MachineAlien BabyThe Day of the StormSoutheast Southpark RevolutionDeeper Elevation80 Minute EternityThe MaventheRAPeuticPlantation RebellionDeprogrammedMakin' EnemiesUniversal CurriculumConception of ConceptEnter the Iron TrapWizard's RansomAmerican HeroesWelcome to LifeInterventionFunk Out the BagRapz-n-BeatzMightier Than the SwordLightning LanguageThen and NowThree Weeks LaterThe S-Project
Live albums Live in AustraliaLive at Club Numbers
Compilation albums Ten Year RunFamily BiznessThe Head HuntersGuest Appearances Part 1Guest Appearances Part 2Guest Appearances Part 3Guest Appearances Part 4K-Rino and the Texas All-StarsThe Skills CollectionSkillz Collection Vol. 2
Singles "Cartoon Orgie" • "Illusions" • "Murda the Mainstream" • "Verbal Dominance" • "Burn Em Up" • "Mistrz Ceremonii" • "Unsolved Mysteries" • "Trapp City" • "Freedumb in America" • "No More Bloodshed" • "Black Power" • "Gettin' My Weight Up"
Related articles The 144 EliteBlack Book InternationalC.O.D.The Conscious ArmyReal ChillSouth Park Coalition
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