K.I.M. « Killer Inside Me » a.k.a. Shadow Sumo is a French beatboxer born in 1986.
He is very active in the Beatbox community and has taken part in many international battles as a participant, jury and even organizer (LA CUP Beatbox).
It all started with beatbox battles, where K.I.M. could show off his skills. He won the French Championship (in the “team” category) in 2009 & 2010 and then went on to win the solo category in 2011. In 2012 K.I.M. was ranked among the top 8 in The World Championships in Berlin. He has won many more battles, local as well as international (eg. Saint-Legends Battle in 2014 in Switzerland).
In 2017 he made a comeback at the France Championships and won back the title with his team “End Of The Game” and nearly won the solo finals, becoming Vice Champion of France. In 2018 he won the Showcase Battle at the World Beatbox Camp in Krakow (PL)
Apart from all his battles this Shadow Sumo also has many artistic projects, such as “Nocifs Sound System” and the famous “Team Paname”. This has lead him to open for big names like Beat Torrent, Assassin and Highlight Tribe and is frequently invited to do international showcases.
K.I.M. likes to leave the “beatbox sphere” by collaborating with the theatre environment (the Riposte company), other musicians, singers, Rappers etc. With the aim of making beatbox more accessible to a broad audience, K.I.M. also gives workshops and masterclasses to audiences of all ages transmitting his passion for the human beatbox.