Ken Kiprono Ring (born January 29, 1979) is a Swedish rap artist of Kenyan descent. He was born in Hässelby, a suburb west of Stockholm, Sweden. He got his breakthrough with the song "Mamma", which is about how his mother got sick and died of cancer when he was 13. He released his first studio album "Vägen tillbaka" with the hit single "Eld och djupa vatten" in 1999. After a show on "Vattenfestivalen" in Stockholm year 1999 Ken Ring got arrested after performing the song called "Spräng regeringen" in which he rapped about rushing the castle (Royal castle) and raping princess Madeleine.
Because of this controversy Kens recordlabel ended their cooperation with the rapper, but before their parting in ways Ken managed to release his second studio album "Mitt hem blir ditt hem" in year 2000.