Presently and without question the world of Hip Hop continues to expand and be influential. Influenced by Hip Hop, KeeM The FranchiZe, is now part of that expansion. Born Juaquenn Gunn II, the Detroit native recalls listening to a broad range of music growing up which helped to shape his musical interest. However, there was something magnetic and fascinating about Hip Hop that later inspired him to pursue being an Emcee.
At an early age he joined his first group, and finally performed at his first show. KeeM recalls, “That the feeling was liberating.” He was in awe of the power of the mic, and that it could cause such change in a person's life. At that moment KeeM decided to use his skills and talents to ignite a positive change in the lives of others.
KeeM was later signed to his first record deal as part of a three man group. One album and many singles later, KeeM decided to branch out as a solo artist. Influenced by artists such as Lupe Fiasco, Q-Tip, Common, Mute Math, and Daft Punk, KeeM continues to develop his style and lyrical ability. Listening to everything from Rock, R&B, Gospel, Jazz and Techno keeps KeeM well rounded and versed in multiple genres of music. Every genre is special and inspires KeeM to be a diverse artist. Audiences will witness this thought-provoking and unique fusion on KeeM's up and coming Debut Album entitled ARENA READY!
This songwriter / author / actor / student filmmaker / philanthropist is determined to make a global impact. His mission is to ignite, inspire, and influence through his words and music, and the visual presentation of his songs. After listening to his music and seeing him perform, KeeM’s hope is that audiences will feel the desire to Dream Big & Live Free!