Keenen MagiK

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Keenen Magik in an artist born in Everett, Wa

Growing up in the Northwest, Keenen was fascinated by Seattle's culture and remains intrigued by the town's brewing entertainment arena.  

Major Artistic Influences were, his Father, an Architect, and Mother, a Cosmetologist, who both encouraged him to go after his early interest in art and design. 

The youngest of five children, Keenen was submerged into the trends of popular culture long before he stepped on the school bus. "Scrubbin my 'LA Gears'  before school one day, my dad turns up the bathroom radio, and that's how I found out. I cried when I heard Tupac Shakur had died. At six! For real; he was my Idol Yo", he recalls.

Leaving high school and his hometown, remaining captivated by the power of words in music, Keenen continued his study of  language, academically achieving his bachelors of artdegree in Philosophy. Meanwhile, he had began performing around campus at open mics, talent shows, and house parties. Leading to the release of his first project in 2012 'Easy on the Ears', Keenen was awarded an opening performance with a touring band, 'New Boyz'. After gaining attention of local concert promoters, he rallied together an all star line up of student musicians and  musical friends to present his message with the energy of live instruments.

 Delivering a truly unique, well versed tone of Jazz and Rock and Roll to match his sleek construct of mystique syllables, his cast of talented musicians served his message well. Earning much praise from local venues and colleges, Keenen embraced his on stage experience with his strengths in design, leaving his college resigents, returning to his hometown in 2013 to begin his first solo production. 






 


Keenen Magik                   est. 1990 
Seattle, WA, USA
Jazz / Rap / Rock / Blues /Soul 

Knitting Factory Performance

February 2013

2013 WSU battle of the bands: Champions

The Magik - Prod. by Adam/James Jones