Kranium pleased with progress

Saturday, September 01, 2018

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ATLANTIC Records-rostered deejay Kranium says he is happy with the way his career is progressing.

“Mi have record ah do weh it haffi do because music doesn't come with a retirement plan... Mi a waan streaming artiste and hits come in different forms,” he told the Jamaica Observer hours after he and his Frequent Flyers crew were named winners of the 2018 Red Bull Culture Clash in Atlanta, Georgia, last Friday.

In July, the New York-based deejay attained the feat of reaching more than 200 million streams across music platforms.

He was particularly pleased with traction gained by the single Can't Believe, featuring American rapper Ty Dolla $ign and Nigerian act WizKid. Produced by ZJ Liquid and H2O Records, Can't Believe was released May last year.

“It a gwaan good,” he said. “So I'm doing amazing. I'm doing wonderful... and I'm still around.”

Born in Montego Bay, Kranium (given name Kemar Donaldson) moved to Florida in 2005 but relocated to New York one year later.

His career began with a series of appearances in the tri-state area which helped create a buzz for him, especially in the Big Apple.

It was not long before Kranium began opening shows for Gyptian, Serani, I-Octane and Tarrus Riley.

He is the nephew of singjay Screwdriver, best known for the 1988 hit song Sharon a Pregnant Yuh Pregnant.

The deejay is best known for hit singles like Nobody Have To Know, Lifestyle, and We Can.

— BB

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