Splitting Image is a hip-hop and r&b music production duo that consists of siblings Hood Angel & K. Hailing from Peoria, IL, Hood Angel & K. found their love for music production after hearing the sounds of super producers like Missy Elliott, Timbaland, and Pharrell. The two then set out to follow in the footsteps of their influences while aiming to create their own signature sound.
Going under the moniker Splitting Image, Hood Angel & K’s career began in 2011 when the duo got the chance to produce for their sister Leshai who was working on her debut album. Splitting Image produced all nine of the tracks that appeared on Leshai’s debut album, Devil’s Kiss. The album spawned three Top Ten hits, “You’re Like,” “Easy”, and the title track, “Devil’s Kiss.” The album showed off Splitting Image’s ability to combine pop, r&b, and hip-hop elements that would later appear in their own productions.
In August 2012, Splitting Image produced “Bad Boy,” the first single from Leshai’s 2012 EP, “Get Like Me.” “Bad Boy” debuted at No. 1 on the local music charts for Peoria on ReverbNation.com and peaked at No. 1 on the Unsigned Band Web Hip-Hop Charts. The single stayed in the Top Ten on the hip-hop charts for over 56 weeks. The song was also voted as The Most Played Song on Unsigned Band Web Hip-Hop Radio. Leshai also gained fans in the U.S., Philippines, and India from the success of the single.
When not working with Leshai, Splitting Image creates hip-hop instrumentals both as a team and independently. Both of their solo projects have seen much online success. Hood Angel’s latest beat, “Rockstar Status”, which combined both rock and hip-hop sounds, peaked at No. 1 on the hip-hop charts for Unsigned Band Web while K.’s beat “Da Booty Dance” peaked at No. 5. Splitting Image is also currently No. 1 on the ReverbNation Hip-Hop Charts for their city of Peoria in Illinois with adoring fans from the Midwest to the West Coast.
On March 6, 2013, Splitting Image, alongside artist Leshai, were featured in their first online magazine article for Industry All Access Magazine, an online independent music magazine, for their work in hip-hop production and Leshai’s music.
The music from Splitting Image has often been called motivational and inspirational. This motivates the duo to take their music and their sound to the next level. While using their musical influences as a guiding force, Hood Angel & K. are determined to create a sound that not only has hip-hop, but also pop, rock, and dance elements. Splitting Image is determined to create a sound that it is bound to take the music industry by storm.