EVERY so often, the rebirth of Reggae music converges on the masses like a volt of electricity; it awakens, rejuvenates and inspires real music. In this period, time-defying sounds are produced and great artists are plateaued to the world reiterating why Reggae is the father of all genres. Kemar Donaldson more popularly known as” KRANIUM” is one such artist who has patiently honed his vocal skill and is now carving out his career in an industry where the best is never good enough; you have to be great and that is exactly what he is.
Born August 12, 1990 in Montego Bay, Jamaica, Kranium spent most of his childhood days immersed in the islands signature music. He was raised on a staple of rootsy Reggae music, love and a belief that determination and talent would enable him to achieve beyond the norm. This belief has remained cognisant and he now focuses everything on his first love; music.
Blessed with vocal talent and the ability to pen lyrics in intricate verse and,catchy hooks, Kranium migrated to Florida, USA in the summer of 2005, to further his education at Boyd Anderson High School. It was here that he got his first taste of the studio and this new found addiction consumed him. “I recorded my first track here, it was a nice song, for some reason it didn’t kick off as anticipated, but this just gave me more reason to pursue my dream.”
By September 2006 he had moved to New York to attend Jamaica High School and enrolled into an after-school Performing Arts class. It was here Kranium distinguished his talent with the coaching assistance of his tutors and teachers and he began to perform on stage to his peers to outstanding ovation.
It wasn’t long before the buzz on the streets, intrigued many and he began to make a name for himself as a gifted vocalist, lyricist and brilliant stage performer. He began to win countless street battles and was booked to open for an eclectic mix of stage shows and private parties stateside to include; Gyptian, Serani, Jadakiss, I-Octane and Tarrus Riley.
In 2011 he was awarded the ‘Artist of the Year’, in Queens, NY for his outstanding achievement as a newcomer in the music. 2013 is the official launch of Kranium, he has been working hard to build a catalogue of hard-edged music to capture hearts and add to his solid fan-base. He is confident and ready to let the world know the real Kranium. Banging tracks such as ‘Different Love’, ‘This Morning’ and ‘Nobody Has To Know’ will establish him among his musical peers. Songs such as ‘Happiest Man Alive’, ‘Love For You’, ‘Another Saturday Night’ ‘Up & Away’ will undoubtedly set him apart.
His sweet smooth melodic vocals entwine vividly with the dramatically rich beats custom-produced for him but his versatility will see him jump on any track and blow it away. The underground love him and his commercial viability is ensuring industry agents are keen to see what more he can offer…
2013 will prove he is just getting started, there is certainly so much more to come. Listen out for his official debut EP ‘Happiest Man Alive’ releasing summer 2013 on iTunes.