King Lai

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King Lai
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Lai Ram Ceu

(1998-07-18) July 18, 1998 (age 25)
Chin State, Myanmar
CitizenshipUnited States
Alma mater
  • United Township High School
  • Black Hawk College
Known forScared to Love
Height5 ft 8 in (173 cm)

King Lai (born July 18, 1998) is an Asian-American rapper, songwriter, and entrepreneur. With his hit single "Scared to Love," King Lai rose to prominence and received several awards and nominations, including "2022 Artist of the Year" by ChinTV International and "2022 Music Video of the Year" by Chintube Awards.[1]

He has become one of the top up and coming artist in the music industry, with a unique and authentic style that sets him apart from other artists.[2] He is the founder of Hlah Thun LLC, a real estate investment company.[3]

Early life and education

King Lai was born Lai Ram Ceu, in Hniarlawn, a small village in Chin State, Myanmar, on July 18, 1998. In pursuit of a better life, his family immigrated to the United States in 2008. King Lai attended United Township in East Moline, IL, and Black Hawk College but dropped out after a few years to start his own business. After dropping out of college, he founded "Hlah Thun LLC," a real estate investment company that owns many apartments in both Illinois and Iowa.[4]


King Lai first dabbled in the music industry in fall of 2020 and a year later in December of 2021 he received his first nomination as "New Artist of the Year" by ChinTube Award.[5]

King Lai's rise to fame truly began with his hit single "Scared to Love," which has received millions of views across his social platforms, which earned him nominations for "Artist of the Year" by Chin TV International and "Music Video of the Year" by Chintube Awards.[6][7] He is the first rapper from Chin State to receive such recognition and has become a trailblazer for the Chin community.[8]

King Lai's music is authentic and genuine to his life experiences, with a unique blend of smooth melodies and bilingual flows.[9] He wants to inspire others who may have faced similar challenges and hopes to show that anyone can overcome adversity and achieve success.[10]


  • Tiva (2021)
  • Solo Gang (2021)
  • Shawty I Know (2021)
  • Someone New (2021)
  • Romeo & Juliet (2021)
  • The Plan (2022)
  • Scared to Love (2022)

In the media



  1. King, Lai (19 January 2023). "King Lai". IMDb. Retrieved 7 February 2023.
  2. Staff, AllHipHop (5 June 2022). "King Lai (Lai Ram Ceu) Releases "The Plan" with KT6 and Blasty from RockoYBlasty". AllHipHop. Retrieved 7 February 2023.
  3. Faza, Nicole (24 January 2023). "King Lai: The Chin State Rapper Making History and Breaking Barriers". KAZI MAGAZINE. Retrieved 7 February 2023.
  4. King, Lai (27 June 2022). "King Lai, the artist that went from "village to privilege"". Home of Hip Hop Videos & Rap Music, News, Video, Mixtapes & more. Retrieved 7 February 2023.
  5. "NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR A tanglei link hi vote thlaknak". Retrieved 8 February 2023.
  6. "Chin TV International added a new... - Chin TV International". Retrieved 8 February 2023.
  7. Writer, Staff (4 June 2022). "Lai Ram Ceu (King Lai) shouts out MMA fighter Joshua "The Fearless" Van in "The Plan" ft. KT6". 24Hip-Hop. Retrieved 7 February 2023.
  8. King, Lai (6 June 2022). "King Lai (Lai Ram Ceu) Raps About Buying His Block On His New Single "The Plan" ft. KT6". musictimes. Retrieved 7 February 2023.
  9. King, Lai (24 January 2023). "Meet Rising Artist King Lai - SongsWeekly". Retrieved 7 February 2023.
  10. King, Lai (24 January 2023). "King Lai Making Waves in Music Industry - Rapper Weekly". Retrieved 7 February 2023.

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