Oct 27, 2012

Tommy Lee to buss new artiste KEDA

KINGSTON STAR: As things were with he and Vybz Kartel, dancehall artiste Tommy Lee now has a protégé following in his footsteps.

The fresh artiste being endorsed by the Uncle Demon deejay is called Keda, and she is already gaining attention for her remix to his recent dancehall single Body Mechanic.

Keda is based in Miami however, the sinjay is currently in Jamaica promoting the single Body Mechanic, which also happens to be one of Tommy Lee Sparta's most popular songs on local airwaves.

According to publicist Karl Durrant: "Things look great for Keda right now, as her first single is already buzzing on radio and in the streets, not to mention the fact she has one of the hottest artistes in dancehall in her corner, and she is stunning, so, overall, I see big things for her in the very near future".

Born Rickeda Charda Taylor, Keda was born in Brooklyn, New York, as the eighth child to Jamaican parents.

Her family later relocated to Orlando, Florida, where she completed high school, after which she studied music at Seminole College of Florida.

In her own words, Keda Sparta says, her family recognised from an early age that music fuelled her existence and, as such, they always volunteered to be her first audience and provided honest and insightful feedback which aided her development as an artiste.

Despite growing up in the United States, reggae/dancehall music was always a part of her life and, as such, her early musical influences were a melting pot of sounds which included Lady Saw, Bob Marley, and Mary J. Blige. However, her current influences include Vybz Kartel, Jah Vinci and her mentor Tommy Lee Sparta.

Currently, Keda is working closely with Frenz4Real Productions and Tommy Lee Sparta's manager Heavy D.

A video for the single will be shot in coming days in various locations across Kingston.

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