EARLY LIFE Hakeem Rodriguez (born August 22, 1996), known professionally as Keem Isaiah, is an American rapper, song writer and social media influencer. Originally from Los Angeles, California, his mother moved to Bronx, New York before he was two. His mother met and soon married the man who raise him to the age of 16. Keem is the eldest of seven children who lived through bouts of poverty as his family moved from state to state. It was his moving and having to leave over 5 different schools that kept him inverted. Keem began writing songs at the age of 16.
On Instagram he become popular under @6kvvm, which he claims the meaning will be disclosed later in his career. In using his social media fame, he launched his first singles, “Gucci Down” and “Ride” which garnered instant popularity. ARTISTRY INFLUENCES Early 2018 Keem encountered social media growth specialist and no current manager; Julio Vazquez. The two worked hard to establish a large fan base on instagram. Later that year Keem then dropped a single “Set you free”. This seductive, slow song grabbed the attention of a lot of females who soon began to fall in love with his music. Many can agree his music is diverse and versatile, and is not labeled to a specific genre. In July Keem dropped his single “Never Told”, and it was an instant fan favorite. Hitting the charts on SoundCloud fans were now demanding a music video; so on August 7th he released his first visual on his YouTube channel. Surpassing 50 thousands views within the first week.
In September of 2018 he released a 6 song EP titled “Rebirth”. Some of these songs included; she knows, voices, and fan favorite bipolar. In and out of jail since 14 and living on the streets since 16, a determined keem wasn’t going to let anything slow him down and kill his spirits.
Keem mentions Micheal Jackson and Biggie smalls were the first albums that he ever purchased. They became the only CD’s he would listen to for years. Usher and Eminemwere also major favorites.
During an interview he was asked why Tory Lanez is such a powerful inspiration for his work today and he said, “I connect with him on a spiritual level because of what he has gone through and how he expresses it through music”.
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