Inspired by the wide variety of music he heard around the neighborhoods of Washington, DC, KidGusto began studying music in the 1980s. By the late 90s, he had added DJing and production to his already wide repertoire and in short time secured residencies in Las Vegas, Orlando and Washington, DC. In 2007, he released KG Originals, his first full length album. The LP received universal acclaim with both critics and fans alike. Since then, he has moved to LA and continues to follow the same philosophy he first learned as a musician coming up in DC. Whether slow or fast, whether rock or soul, any song he plays or makes has, in the words of James Brown, "got to be funky."