Jamaican Reggae Artist Keznamdi Continues Breakout Year with Release of “Champion” Single
“…it’s a rousing ode to shooting for the stars.” – The Fader
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(Los Angeles, CA) – October 9, 2015
The MuseBox today announced that popular Jamaican reggae artist Keznamdi has released his next single, the inspiring “Champion.” Keznamdi co-wrote “Champion” with Justin Bieber’s writing partner, the multi-platinum Grammy winner Poo Bear. Keznamdi’s 2013 debut EP, the acclaimed Bridging the Gap, held top positions on the Billboard and iTunes reggae album charts. Keznamdi has enjoyed a breakout year with stints on the Dread and Terrible West Coast Tour, UCLA Jazz and Reggae Festival, and Reggae Sumfest 2015. “Champion” is available via iTunes.
Keznamdi was recently drafted for the Genesis Series project after buzzing electronic music producer and singer ZHU attended a scintillating performance by the young Jamaican in Los Angeles earlier this year. A month after the show, Sony Music flew Keznamdi and his team to Los Angeles, where he recorded several songs with ZHU. “As Crazy As It Is” featured Keznamdi and was the second release from the Genesis Series project. According to Keznamdi, his collaboration with ZHU was a positive step for both Keznamdi’s career and the reggae genre he holds so dear:
“It was an honour to work with ZHU and Sony Records on this track. The synergy and chemistry working with a musical genius like ZHU felt natural. I am all about fusing reggae with other genres and I am looking forward to this track doing big things and opening more doors for myself and the reggae genre in general.”
Keznamdi’s music has been influenced by icons such as Stephen Marley, Damian Marley, and Chakula, the Internationally known Reggae group led by his parents. Keznamdi spent his early years touring the world and performing on Chakula’s ten albums that were recorded in his family’s home, buried in the lush hills surrounding Kingston, Jamaica. Hear Keznamdi’s inspiring new single here.