Kezz-I born Earl Carlisle Daley, in the small and colorful community of Crofts Hill Clarendon can be described as “The Rebel” of Reggae Music. His lyrical content plus his smooth, silky and melodic sound makes him easy on the ears. His music can be described as deep, soulful, rebellious and substantial. He is an empathetic and compassionate individual and that goes into his music. His music is the perfect example of him and the things that he experiences, feels and thinks. It is quality music that gets straight to the point. He brings spiritual awakening, but most importantly, it tells you who Kezz-I, The Rebel is. People who truly love reggae music will find that Kezz-I’s music is a necessary component to their music library. He founded his independent label Ethereal Entertainment in 2015
He emerged from the parish of Clarendon in a small community called Crofts Hill located in the countryside of Jamaica. Kezz-I is the only boy for both his parents amongst five other siblings. He attended the Edwin Allen High School where accomplished great passes in his CXCs. Kezz-I was destined to be in music and at the early age of twelve years old he started to sing in the church choir and later performed at annual school fairs. His mother, a gifted singer in her own right, taught him everything that she knew, to help him build on his talent.
His artistic techniques are his vocals and his strong songwriting skills. He uses music as a way of expressing his thoughts and feelings. He sees music as the perfect medium for him to communicate with people. Kezz-I’s goal is to awaken the masses and educate people through his music while expressing his feelings and deep emotions that everyone can relate to.
Kezz-I uses the molasses approach, which he describes as slow but sure. It is of great depth, soul, and brings meaning to life. ‘It is unforgettably memorable,’ like the taste of your grandmother’s potato pudding. When you hear molasses, you think of substance, so raw and so pure. It leaves a remnant stain in the hearts and mind of people. A stain you don’t want to get rid of. It adds value and worth to your being and overall consciousness. It shines and it sparkles, you can see your true reflection in it. It slowly creeps into your soul and takes up a permanent residence, it cleanses, it purifies, it redeems, it elevates and energizes. It gives you an identity you never knew you had. As it slowly pours out, it awakens great anticipation and mysticism. It teaches you to be patient and optimistic. The molasses approach is his way, his trod, his life and his music. Kezz-I brings to you, molasses music, lasting and untainted.
His musical inspiration comes from Peter Tosh, Bob Marley, Marcus Garvey, Garnet Silk, Sizzla Kalonji, Damian Marley, Sam Cooke, Jimmy Hendricks and Jacob Miller.
Discography and What’s to Come
Currently he has songs on his Youtube channel Ethereal Entertainment, such as “FREEDOM” whose music video was recently debuted by Reggaeville, which has over 76,000 views and counting, “STORY OF MY LIFE”, “WAILING SOUND”, “CHEATER”, “OVER and OVER”, and “COME ALONG”, just to name a few.
His songs have received positive reviews throughout Jamaica, overseas and a significant amount of buzz on social media. Kezz-I The Rebel is now well positioned to take his place within the International Reggae Community.
Bookings: Ethereal Entertainment