Biography of Kem(Motown Records)

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  1. AlmostFamous

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    KEM
    KEMISTRY


    Nothing can be better than KEMISTRY for the soul. Motown's rising star, KEM, delivers a debut album rich in emotion and vocally textured. KEMISTRY blends saucy scats and soothing lyrics with bass, drums, guitar and percussion. KEMISTRY is the essence of everything we love and miss about soul music.

    KEM, a self-taught musician, wrote and produced KEMISTRY. He was born in Nashville and raised in Detroit, the birthplace of Motown Records. "I wanted to make music all of my life. I started playing piano when I was five," he recalls. "My grandparents had a piano in their house and my earliest memory of playing was on that piano. There's something about a piano that turns me on."

    The first single released, "Love Calls," speaks to the magnetic force of love. This song tugs at our emotions through an intense urban groove and a moving hook, "... there's no where to hide when love calls your name."

    KEM's captivating singing style carries listeners from the past into the present, reminiscent of a time when music played a significant role in "break ups and make ups." The KEMISTRY odyssey is a 10-song heart-felt journey through love, loss and redemption. It begins with "Matter of Time," one of KEM's personal favorites. This track sets the tone for an album that tells stories of hope and persistence. KEMISTRY realizes that occurrences in life, which we might think are bad, prepare us for better things. "Matter of Time" is a reflection of my life," reveals KEM. "The rough spots in our lives give us character. I don't regret the past...it's an integral part of who I am today," he shares.

    "Miss You" is a sexy ballad laced with the sweet sounds of tenor sax and the attitude of a smoke-filled room. This one has soundtrack written all over it.

    The album's signature song "Brotha Man," is a deep testament of faith. A uniquely crafted arrangement of beats, melodic vocals and an intermittent flow, "Brotha Man" is KEM's story of the wondrous workings of God. A welcomed reassurance that spirituality has a home in soul music. This complex arrangement also features KEM's soulful, vocal interpretation of musical instruments, a scatting style that is uniquely KEM.

    Deep admiration for musicians like Grover Washington Jr., Steely Dan, the O'Jay's, Stevie Wonder and Prince played a major role in shaping KEM as an artist. KEM and his band have performed on the same stage with acts such as WAR, Donald Byrd, Rachelle Ferrell and MeShell N'degeocello.

    KEMISTRY, a timeless album came together after years of career-changing experiences, and has been more than two years in the making. While working on the CD, KEM waited tables, sang with a gospel troupe and a Top 40 wedding band. But he never lost sight of his dream. Instead, he stepped out on faith, quitting his job and going after his dream. He looks at this album and it's upcoming releases as "great testimony to any one who's ever been told to go out and get a real job."


    "Success is an inner job, for me doing anything less than what brings me joy is not an option," states KEM. In March of 2002, KEM independently released KEMISTRY and sold more than 10,000 CDs to music lovers before piquing the interest of Motown Records.

    KEMISTRY is soul music for the mind, body and spirit.
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  2. deejay8595

    deejay8595 New Member

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    Yeah I have the CD...Its good...
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  3. AlmostFamous

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    I reccomend this cd to anyone that enjoys r and b as much as the next person
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  4. SimpleMinded

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    Eh, I heard of this guy a ways back, peeped some songs to see what the buzz was and thought his shit was wack.
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  5. AlmostFamous

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    ^^^ you seriously thought his shit was wack... what kind of music do you listen to on the regular? just curious
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  6. SimpleMinded

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    A wide variety... As an example, the cds on my desk right now are Tevin Campbell - I'm Ready, Tony Rich Project - Words, Brian Mcknight - Anytime, and New Edition - Heartbreak.

    Kem just sounds too much like elevator music or shit you'd hear while your shopping. The songs I've heard lack any heart, and just seem wayyy to laid back. I just find his stuff straight boring. The songs I grabbed real quick to make the comment are Say, Love Calls, and I Can't Stop Lovin You. Don't know if they're his better songs or not but its what I found on Limewire fastest. Maybe its good music when you're reading or looking to fall asleep but at any other time, there's just so much better out there to cop. Maybe not in recent days but plenty of older ish easily can sate the needs that this can't.
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  7. Cicc CEL

    Cicc CEL R & B - Rhymes & Beats

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    yeah

    I bang that KEMISTRY when I go to bed. or when i'm chillin wit a lady friend and we just... sittin on the bed... then, yeah... you know.

    it's good to relax to

    I was bangin that shit while I was drivin once and almost fell asleep, lol
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  8. SimpleMinded

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    See thats where I'm getting at. I don't mean to dis you're preferences Almost but its just not the type of stuff I can listen to on a regular basis.
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  9. Cicc CEL

    Cicc CEL R & B - Rhymes & Beats

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    no way.
    I couldnt listen to this shit during regular day hours.
    only at night
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  10. AlmostFamous

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    I feel ya on that note simple minded

    Im going through one of those phases right now that all I wanna listen to is soul

    thanks for the input
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  11. MrMister

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    aight Ill try and find that kem cd
    cus I heard 1 track wich was nice
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