In 1989, aged 16, Kwamé released his debut album, Kwamé the Boy Genius featuring a New Beginning, which he also produced with the aid of Hurby "Luv Bug" Azor.
The 'A New Beginning' of the title refers to his backing band, which was unusual amongst emcees of the time. The album spawned the singles "The Man We All Know and Love" and "The Rhythm."
The accompanying music videos featured a polka-dot motif in the costumes and production design.
This was to become Kwamé's trademark and a hip hop fashion trend, as fans of his began wearing polka-dotted clothing.
In 1990, Kwamé released his second album A Day in the Life: a Pokadelick Adventure, a concept album about a day in the life of a high school student.
The album spawned the hit singles "Oneovdabigboiz" and "Ownlee Eue."
In 1992, aged 18, he released his third album, Nastee.
This album marked a departure for him, discarding the polka-dots and writing more sexually charged lyrics, in contrast to his previously playful, intellectual persona.
The title track was a minor hit but the album quickly fell from the charts. His fourth album, 1994's Incognito failed to chart.
In 2000, Kwamé reemerged as a music producer, sometimes working under the name K-1 Million.
He has produced for many artists, such as LL Cool J, Mary J. Blige, Keyshia Cole, Missy Elliott, and Christina Aguilera.
In 2004, he had a major success as the co-producer (with Eminem) of Lloyd Banks' smash hit song "On Fire."
In 2005, he had more success with Will Smith's single "Switch".
As a producer, Kwamé has sold over 30 million records.
In 2012, Kwamé teamed up with Vin Diesel to help score his web series The Ropes. He also formed the boutique label Make Noise, with signees including Beyond Belief, and released an instrumental album, Break Beat Diaries.
Kwamé has also written scores and original music for film and TV., including Drumline, Step Up 1 & 2, Stomp the Yard, Freedom Writers, The Comebacks, Coach Carter, and Fantastic Four and recently produced Vivian Green's fifth album Vivid.
He has also joined the hip hop group the Alumni, alongside Chubb Rock, Dana Dane, Special Ed, and Monie Love.
This song and video was stuck inside of a imaginary time capsule for me. It's been well over 25 years since I've seen and heard it and I'm in awe of the innocence and purity of hip hop as I knew it then.
Have you ever lied, stolen, committed adultery(Jesus said if you even look with lust it's adultery) Will you be guilty on Judgment Day? Be honest. You know you will be guilty and end up in Hell. But God is not willing That Any perish. God loves us so much He sent Jesus Christ to suffer and die on the Cross and He rose from the dead. Today, Repent(Confess and Forsake your Sins) and trust in JESUS Christ then read the Bible and Obey it.
Both y’all are kinda incorrect...from slick Rick will smith and kwame took things to the next level....the ruler is the best, the fresh prince capitalized on the rulers mistakes, and kwame became a production guru who put out great singles in the most versatile era of hiphop...all praise due to them all!
E.rex Muzic Dana Dane was in this Video. Kwame Rocked Stages with Slick Rick. There were 3 other acceptable Rappers that did what Rick did. Dana, Mc Holiday(The Og Gucci Man) and Kwame. it was actually Fresh Prince who bit the concept.
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