I ROOTS | KEZNAMDI

  • Born in Kingston Jamaica to parents who formed a reggae band called Chakula , releasing 10 albums and touring extensively.
  • Recorded his first song called ‘Mix a Color’ at his home studio at age 5 for a children’s compilation album called ‘Save the World’ which became a viral school hit
  • Left Jamaica and migrated to Tanzania at age 13; moved to Ethiopia at age 16; enrolled at St. Mary’s College of California on a soccer scholarship playing division 1 soccer at age 20.
  • Career ending leg injury caused him to give up his dreams of becoming a professional soccer player; drops out of school to pursue music full time
  • In 2013 at age 22, Keznamdi releases his Bridging the Gap EP which gained top tier positions on the iTunes and Billboard Reggae Album Charts.
  • Relocates to Kingston in 2014, releases singles with some of Jamaica’s biggest reggae producers. Performs at some of the country’s biggest music festivals notably Reggae Sumfest.
  • In February 2015, Keznamdi is drafted by fellow reggae star Chronixx to tour the U.S. West Coast.
  • March 2015, Keznamdi is flown to Los Angeles by Mind of a Genius/Columbia Records to work with EDM/Pop act Zhu.
  • June 2015, Keznamdi releases a stoner’s remix of Jidenna’s Classic Man called Ganja Man which goes viral and send the blogosphere in a frenzy
  • October 2015 Columbia Records releases his collaboration with Zhu titled ‘As Crazy As It Is’ which featured on the Billboard Dance Electronic Charts.
  • October 2015, Keznamdi teams up with Justin Beiber’s writing partner Poo Bear on the single ‘Champion’ which claimed the #1 spot on the Reggae Album Charts.
  • March 2016, Keznamdi releases ‘Herb’ another stoner’s remix of Rihanna/Drake ‘Work’ hit which instantly goes viral on social media site twitter and picked up by Pitchfork and Fader Magazines
  • Summer 2016, Keznamdi tours the US West Coast featuring on prominent West Coast reggae festivals. Also heads to Belgium for one of Europe’s biggest reggae festivals before taking a break to work on his Skyline Levels Vol 1 EP
  • March 2017, Keznamdi releases powerhouse single ‘Victory’ ft Chronixx from his Skyline Levels Vol 1 EP set for release April 21.
  • April 21, 2017, Keznamdi releases Skyline Levels Vol 1 EP and Official Visuals for Victory ft Chronixx.