Hi Kee

Hi Kee is a peaceful person with a warm and friendly attitude, powerful voice and sharp, intelligent lyrics about our society, struggles in life and his faith in Rasta. He grow up in a small community called „Pepper District“ in St. Elizabeth, Jamaica. Hi Kee, has 3 brothers and 3 sisters. He is the eldest son raised by his Rastafarian father, a pump operator at the National Water Commission and his mother a dressmaker. It was Hi Kee’s close friend, DJ Skylan from St. Elizabeth, who offered Hi Kee opportunity to gain experience by building his own songs and DJ-ing on local sound systems like Tic Tac, Hi Grade CD Sound, Cosmic and Revelation Sound. Hi Kee was only 23 years old when his first song called “Pretty like Gold” was recorded in a studio in Mandeville/Manchester, Jamaica. In 2004 the tune received airplay throughout Jamaican radio stations and Hi Kee was interviewed by Radio HOT 102 a national radio station. Unfortunately due to lack of funds and knowledge this song did not get released on 7 inch and no further recordings took place. However, Hi Kee continued to search for partners to produce his music and in doing so, Hi Kee became educated about the Jamaican reggae industry.

He has performed in lots of studios and countless stage shows all over the island. He has reasoned with many respected elders from the music scene and trained his voice & DJ skills to a highly professional level. In January 2009 Hi Kee signed with LT International, a artist management company. Since working together, Hi Kee has recorded countless singles and tunes for various compilation albums, all to be released this year or early 2010. His first single is called “Woman of Virtue” and was recorded for Maasto Records, a label in Finland. The second single called “Goodness Gracious”, was recorded for Reality Chant Productions, a label in New Zealand. Both tunes are released!

The next upcoming releases are „Fire Blaze“ for Bassrunner Prod. in Austria (to be released 1st of Dec. 09) & „Refugee“ feat. Sophia Squire for germans Rootdown Music Label (to be Released 20th of Nov. 09). More recordings include „Blood a Run“ for the label Lustre Kings from the USA, „Praise Jah Name“ & „Easy Sqeeze“ for german based label Ire Hi-Fi, „From a Far“ for UK-based label True Sounds & many more. The jamaican poduction team  “Whatage Muzic” is also prepering a new release for Hi Kee – “Keep Rasta Fyah Blazing”, likewize the Westmoreland based label „Highlight Records“ with the Tune „ Kutchie Cup“, releases expected for early 2010. In Oct. 09

Hi Kee got the chance to do a first promotional Trip to europe to perfom in such great cities like Utrecht & Amsterdam, Hamburg, Berlin, Helsinki, Aarhus and many others. The feedback was great and he shurly be back soon to strenghten his name in europe. Since middle of the year, Hi Kee is working on his debuet-album and several videoclips to lounch his youtube-channel and first promo-campaign in jamaica. Watch out for more news about this emerging young roots reggae artist from Jamrock!!!


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