Rising Dominican hip-hop artist KAYYO (pronounced:/Kei/oh) opened for US rapper Meek Mill at a concert in St. Paul Minnesota on Friday March 8th to rave reviews.
The 20 year-old artist/producer (born Jordan George) thoroughly impressed the capacity crowd at the Myth venue with his delivery of three songs at the start of the show which was headlined by the Maybach Music Group rapper. KAYYO performed his versions of “Something”, and “Starting from the Bottom”- two songs by Canadian rapper Drake. He also performed an original track “Talk About It” which he originally recorded with his brother Geremie ‘Jaffe’ George.
“I am really happy with my performance. This was definitely a dream come true because I am a huge fan of Meek Mill”, said the Castle Bruce native. “I am also very glad about the new fans I have made who not only got introduced to my music but to Dominica as well.”
After a video of his performance was posted on YouTube, new fan TonyaJ stated, “KAYYO did his thang. He now has lots of fans in MN!” Another YouTube viewer, 00Dredd wrote, “I ain’t a big fan of rap.. but this young boy got some major skills and a bright future in the business”
KAYYO has been steadily gaining fans in Dominica in the last year, with the release of his debut video “Get to Know You” which garnered 12,000 YouTube views less than a month after its August 17 2012 premiere. He has also widened his fan base with collaborations with local acts including Remie-D (“Say What’s Real”), CHOEB (“On Me”) C Menace (“No Love”) and Rimz (“Get To Know You”, “All or Nothing”, “Smile”). His debut mixtape Constellation was a collaborative effort with Dominican rapper Jamie ‘Rimz’ Pollock. KAYYO is also featured on the Friday Freaks mixtape produced by Callian ‘Falcon DaDon’ James.
With over 100 songs under his belt KAYYO is ready to capture the US market. His Remember Me mixtape debuted on leading mixtape promotion site DatPiff.com in partnership with Coast 2 Coast Mixtapes and GShine Records in 2012 and KAYYO is gearing up for the release of his third mixtape Reevaluation on Wednesday March 13 2013 on the popular site. Fans have overwhelmingly voted him to perform at Coast2Coast Live on March 21 in Chicago Illinois in front of a panel of celebrity judges.