“IDK”Out Now on All Streaming Platforms
“IDK,” the first single from Keenan’s upcoming EP Double Helix, is now available on all streaming platforms. Make sure to add it to your playlists and post it to your socials!
KEENAN THE FIRST
Often referred to as ‘the whole package,’ the jack-of-all-trades, the renaissance man, the KFC/Taco Bell combo building -- Keenan The First is an American Rapper and Singer shining as a multi-hyphenate artist in the independent hip-hop sphere. His versatile range spans the corners of intelligent, purposeful Rap lyrics to dulcet R&B tones crooning sweet melodies.
Originally from St. Paul, Minnesota, Keenan was brought up in a household that exclusively confined his music consumption to a christian Hip-Hop and R&B catalogue, making Cross Movement, Gospel Gangstaz, and T-Bone some of his earliest rap influences. At 13, Keenan found himself obsessed with rap music in the Billboard Top 100, sneaking listens of the radio in the garage, which lead him into the world of Eminem, 50 Cent, and eventually Lil Wayne. The multimedia experiences of 8 Mile and Get Rich or Die Trying sparked a bug in Keenan that made him a rebellious writer, and exposed him to the idea that music could be flexible and omnichannel.
In 2018 alone, Keenan’s first music video “How It Goes,” directed by Joel Blacker, was selected as a Vimeo Staff pick and made appearances in major festivals in London, Vancouver, Austin, and Boston. He followed up the critically acclaimed video with FRNT LWN, a collaborative album with Aleks James, Mark Noizes, and Drody LeFleur, which received large placements in the NBA, NFL, and NCAA, and in 2019, Keenan is preparing to release his EP, Double Helix, on April 26th.