Thursday, May 15, 2014

Who Is "Hitmaker"? Read More About Dancehall's Buzzing Artist And Producer

Kedon “Hitmaker” Whyte is a well-known upcoming, yet established artist, also known for his popular productions. Hitmaker was born in Jamaica’s capital and musical blooming city, Kingston, where some of Reggae’s biggest icons have emerged and talents from around the world have come to work. Hitmaker, grew up in the Hughenden area of St. Andrew where he attended Clan Clarthy Primary school before moving on to Donald Quarrie High school.

At the age of 16 is when Hitmaker started forming interest in music and he began his career, after high school the young artist went on to complete a one year crash course on the performing arts at the Exced Community College. After leaving college the young DJ decided to fully emerge himself into his musical career. He recorded his first single “Cock Up Is a Ten” for the UIM/Digital One Label for Richard Roache. However, it was not until he released his single “No Fren” in June 2009 off his own Label; HitmakerMuzik that producers and radio disc jocks began to sit up and pay attention.  

Hitmaker spends most of his time in the studio and if he is not in the studio he can be found networking wether be online utilizing social media platforms such as Twitter, Instagram and Facebook or on the road doing his own street marketing. Hitmaker will also be found in the studio producing for his self-titled label “Hitmaker Muzik” as well as generating lyrics for younger talents. As a producer and engineer, he puts nothing out except quality productions, in which has allowed him to progress so far. 

Amongst producing most of his own singles, Hitmaker has produced chart topping compilations, most recently “Seduction Riddim” has captured various media outlets i.e Radio, Magazines, and T.V’s attention. The riddim was nominated for “Riddim of the Year” at the M.I.A award and continues grabbing attention up to now. Popular titles off the compilation include : "Tiana - Broad Out", Demarco – Apartment", and “Kalado - Bring Life”. 

As an artist his style, lyrics and flow can be identified with the likes of the new era djs/singjays in Dancehall and Reggae new generation. As recently the artist has been receiving steady rotation with his single and music video “Da look Deh” on RETV, Hype TV, TVJ and CVM TV with his other single “Dancehall Bully” blazing across the radio airwaves worldwide. The artist also has collaboration with internationally known dancehall artist, Konshens off his label’s riddim “Paypa Chaser”. 

Up till now, Hitmaker has taken his career in his own hands, the artist has made his way in the business without a management team and has already started making major marks in the dancehall scene. Through his self-resilience and determination, the “Multi-Talented” Hitmaker is bound to be a success in the Dancehall and Reggae industry.
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