“LADY KEYZ” merges’ rap house and reggae in an unapologetic gangsta
tone. Her rhymes are a fusion of pundit lyrics in a methodic tone that bring
audiences back to their roots in a soulful way.
Born in Chicago, Illinois and raised in Miami, Florida Dade County 305,
Lady uses the challenges she suffered as a child to revive the music and pulse of
the hood. From her eclectic fashion to her sultry demeanor; she reflects the beauty,
struggle, and resistance of inner-city life.
At the young age of five, Lady’s life took a dramatic turn when her father
Clive was incarcerated on a conspiracy ect . Her mom Lilieth and Aunt and four
siblings struggled to survive on low-income . At eight, she was diagnosed with a
disease that left her paralyzed from the waist down. Her doctors said she would
never walk again. Still, her indomitable spirit proved them wrong and two months
later she walked out of the hospital.
Lady continued to fight excessively and was frequently transferred from
school to school. When she began to have run-ins with the law, Lady realized it
was time to channel new energy. She began to perform her written rhymes.
Music became a vehicle for healing herself and others. In the vain of female micees MC Lyte and Queen Latifah, who used their strength, not sexuality, to sell records; Lady used music to celebrate the growing pains of underprivileged youth. She became a voice for the voiceless. In 1997, Lady met three young women, Jan-Ice, Goldie, and Peaches. They became the rap group HOT GRITS. Initially, Lady was a little skeptical about being a member of a group. To her surprise, it would be one of the most wonderful experiences of her life. Hot Grits toured Florida, courtesy of 99 Jams, a leading radio station in Miami. They performed together for three successful years at venues such as Dr. Martin luther king parade, The club house where other up coming artist like Pretty Ricky and Rick Ross would perform to name a few, clubs and party ect. At their last show, they opened for the famous Miami rapper Trina at Club Strawberry's and it was a happy-ending to the group’s time together. Lady went on to write and record her own songs. She branched out into new creative realms with her music and found a new voice as a solo artist.
In 2007, she moved to New York City where she began to explore her Jamaican culture. her mother and father where Jamaican Lady loves a good reggae club She found the reggae beats to be a breath of fresh air and the perfect thread to tie together her new-found rhythm. Rap became her muse and reggae her swagger; these two distinct genres make-up Lady Keyz’ signature. And like bees to honey, music lovers praise her ingenious style.