Jermaine Everette Kpan, stage name KingDozee, was born in Monrovia, Liberia. KingDozee is an up and coming R&B/HipCo artist. He’s currently ranked #1 in Tennessee on Reverbnation’s R&B and Soul Chart & is currently working on his upcoming debut album which will be available on all major streaming platforms. His music is available on Google Play, iTunes, SoundCloud, YouTube, DatPiff, Spinrilla, Mixtape Factory, Reverb Nation, & HitzLib.com.
KingDozee has built his craft from his life experience in which literally surviving on a day-to-day basis was his goal. Paying homage to his Liberian roots with The Resurrection Mixtape, the work creatively reflects the ups and downs of the singer/song writer/producer’s life experiences.
Dozee was given to me as a teenager by a family friend, he called me Child Dozee.” He explains. As he grew older, KingDozee decided to drop the ‘child’ portion of his name and keep the Dozee. “I added King because my mother used to call me Soco Prince but I’m not little anymore you know, I’ve grown from the Child the Prince, and I’m evolving as a King now. It was only rightKingDozee 2017
Music became a passion that has guided KingDozee’s life since an early age. As a child, he would transcribe lyrics for his mother.
She used to make me sit and listen to the song and then write the lyrics in her copy book so she could learn them,” he explains, “The first song I remember copying down was The Boy is Mine by Brandy & Monica. I was happy to do it because we had an agreement, I wrote down the lyrics, then got toys or whatever I wanted in exchange
As a teenager, KingDozee worked as an apprentice with producer David Syndee. KingDozee shadowed David S Sayndee Jr. while he worked with major artists like Jonathan Takun J Koffa, Killer Lou, and NASSEMAN.
I used to breath over his shoulders because I wanted to learn how to program music, mix and master … I was never taught, I just learned from watching him work …
Later, KingDozee was introduced to one of his major musical influences, Luckay Buckay. KingDozee joined Lucky Bucky on the road following his first album noting, “It was a learning process, I was there when he launched his first album, there for the shows, the studio sessions, and video shoots. After that, I knew I wanted to do more than just produce, I wanted to be an artist.”
“Right now I am an independent artist, I would love to get a management team, production team, and an agent to help me grow, because I’m doing everything myself right now from my music production, promotion, getting booked, to my videos edits”. KingDozee is currently working on his upcoming album and collaborating with other artists.
KingDozee’s personal appeal and ability to reach a listener is a part of his whole package: a package that includes, his distinctive vocals and a relaxed singing style, and his reality and storytelling message that makes you laugh and connect to his music. “R&B and HipCo is my genre. The R&B gives my music its vibe, and the HipCo is Hip-Hop mixed with Coloqua, which is broken English”.
Genuine and honest, KingDozee’s music is a step in a new direction: a trajectory that will lead us on a delightfully fulfilling path.
I want to be remembered as someone that influenced music for Liberian people but I’d also like to cross-over into other markets and music genres. Music is therapeutic to my soul. When I sing, rap or creating music it just makes me feel good. I love the process.– Alaina Nicole; additions by Trisiti.com