This year, the PUMA Suede celebrates its fiftieth anniversary—a singular achievement in the sneaker world. As PUMA looks forward, we’re inviting young artists thriving in their field to meet and celebrate the established artists they admire, paying respect to the idols who shaped their journey today.
Twenty-year-old singer-songwriter Kaiit is shaking up soul. For the uninitiated, ‘OG Luv Kush p.2’ and ‘2000 n SOMETHIN’ are must-hear tracks, typifying the timeless sound that earned her a co-sign from Jill Scott (likening Kaiit to her love child with Erykah Badu). MoMO is a producer, writer, community leader, and one half of seminal Australian hip-hop group Diafrix. He’s also Kaiit’s manager, and while might have made his name a decade before his protégé, they couldn’t be more aligned. Or, as Kaiit puts it, “Mo just sees the vision.”
We visited Kaiit’s home to talk through her songwriting process and the importance of nature, and caught MoMO in the studio to hear about his own musical beginnings.
Photography: Yasmin Suteja of Culture Machine
Photography Assistant: Declan May
Videography: Michael Danischewski & Tom Hitchcock
Styling: Grace Dlabik of BE. ONE CREATIVE
Hair & Make-Up: Rosie Kilvert of BE. ONE CREATIVE
Special thanks to: The Corner Hotel