Kareem has what it takes – looks, charisma, song writing abilities and voices that slip with stylistic ease from Al Green-like textures to echoes of Curtis Mayfield/Marvin Gaye. His music is forward looking, socially Conscious Street smart Soul, Reggae and Dance.
When it comes to music ‘Ryddim Kings’ are serious. They also write their own lyrics and melodies without the benefit of formal musical training but they know that song craft is the name of the game.
Kareem’s pedigree speaks for itself working with Nu Vizion, Mike Patto, andworld renowned DJ/Producer Mauro Ferrucci, of Airplane Records, Kareem and Mauro linked up and got into the dance groove. Kareem had underground dance successes with Mauro ‘Free at Last’ and with Andrea T. Mendoza v S. Tibet ‘Seven Seconds’. Kareem then went on to feature on Italian celebrity TV presenter and DJ Tommy Vee’s and DJ/Producer Andrea T Mendoza’s 2007 smash hit ‘Lovely’.
Kareem and Danny Losito of Double Dee fame then went on to create awriting partnership with Gianluca Mosole the Jazz Empresario (‘Train to Nowhere’) which lead to the fusion that became D’Other. With DJ/Producer Mauro Ferrucci they have produced some spectacular tracks as the band D’Other such as ‘Reaching for the Stars’, ‘In My Life’ and ‘Men Cry Too’ which, according to Tommy Vee is a timeless soul classic. Kareem and Danny Losito went on to form ‘Bad Connection’ with their first single ‘Just Be Thankful’ being picked up by the musical entrepreneur Jamie Lewis of the prestigious Purple Music label.
Kareem is also a prolific and successful songwriter and most recently wrote a song called ‘Can’t get over you’ featured on ‘The voice of Italy’ album released by ‘Universal Music’.
Kareem has also been working with Alfred Azzetto at Rule Five and written and sung on some spectacular dance collaborations ‘I Love Mukiz’ with Walterino, ‘Watching You’ with DJ Bee, & Mastercris, ‘Where’s the Party?’ with DJ Fopp, and released May 2013 ‘It’s All About You, with the Fever Brothers and The Soul Creative.
Kareem also wrote the soon to be released house track “Wonder” with Danny Losito & Glen Loopez of Rule 5 Records Italy. Kareem is also writing with Danny Losito for his album and also co/wrote the track “can’t get over you” which is featured on The voice of Italy album 2013 and is currently also working with as a Writer with house music label Rule 5 records.
Kareem is now putting the finishing touches to his Debut Reggaealbum.
As the story goes; Kareem was recharging his batteries back home in Jamaica at Mommies’ and by chance a good friend, Lego Douglas, was in Kingston at his world renowned Lego Studios so they linked up and there began an incredible journey. The planets must have been aligned that day because musicians such as Leroy ‘Horsemouth’ Wallace, Flabba Holt and Chinna Smith, to name but a few were all available. They made an old school recording with all the musicians in the studio playing in real time and an album was made there and then!
Kareem & the highly acclaimed producer Derek “Demondo” Fevrier
Kareem’s debut Reggae single ‘Live it again’ which is to be featured along
with a second track on Derek Fevriers NU LOVERS album is in huge demand
and following his performance with Beres Hammond & Friends at The Brixton
Academy in London, Kareem is currently already making huge waves in the
International Reggae scene.