Keenya's music is like a hug from a friend
you never knew you had.
It’s unexpected and wonderful at the same time.
Memphis' Own Yella P of Memphissippi Sounds
Keenya (formerly known as Kiña del Mar) makes dope music. On her latest project, LYRICISM IS ALIVE AND WELL, she flows seamlessly between singing and rapping, fusing her soulful vocals with hip-hop, R&B, and pop. As the title suggests, lyricism is a focal point for this project, and the artist delivers her finely-crafted lyrics with a voice that is assertive, witty, and unapologetically unique.
Both modern and timeless, the music of Keenya combines the musical traditions of her hometown, Memphis, TN, with a host of other artistic influences. Her sound has been compared to that of Prince, Sade, Michael Jackson, and Lauryn Hill. Indeed, elements of each of these legendary artists are present in the music of Keenya, but she never seeks to imitate. The end result is an ambitious array of music that establishes Keenya as a refreshing addition to the musical landscape.