KEEL, (Born May 9, 1985) Shakeel Brown, Chicago, IL
As a Singer/Songwriter and Lyricist, he is deeply passionate about connecting with people through genuine emotions and words that they can relate to. He has a distinctive style, which blurs the lines between a range of genres. From Hip-Hop, to R&B, and even some shades of modern Neo-Soul. KEEL’s passion for music goes way back to when he joined O.W. Holmes Elementary school choir at the young age of 8 years old, and never looked back. At the age of 14, he started writing his own original songs, and he continued to deepen his skills and love of hip-hop. Ultimately, he became an extremely intuited lyricist who perfected his ability to combine the energy of hip-hop, with the infectious hooks of R&B. As a result, KEEL’s style can be described as melodic and appealing but also incredibly energetic and electrifying. His recent releases, “Can I Come Over, Party & Into You” actually stands as a perfect example of KEEL’s ability to craft a stunning ensemble of words through 2 genres while building a unique personal style. In addition, the quality of his production is also outstanding, as his music is endowed with all the clarity and punch that you would expect to find in some of the best records on the scene.
Fans of artists as diverse as Tyrese, Ginuwine, Nelly, T.I., Jay-Z, Kanye West, Trey Songz, and T-Pain are most definitely going to connect with KEEL and his vision!