Kenan Bell

Kenan Bell

BandAlternativeHip Hop

Shoegaze Rock meets Hip Hop meets indie Rock... Kenan Bell is their love child! We can play shows in front of gang bangers and the most hip of hipsters...

Biography

Kenan Bell (pronounced ken'an) is a refined representation of Los Angeles, CAlifornia.

Born and raised in the suburbs of the city, he has absorbed what it's diverse communities have to offer.

Kenan grew up on affluent, predominately Caucasian neighborhoods and arrived in La Crescenta, where he still resides, as a 7th grader. being one of only four other African Americans at the junior high school, he transformed the adversity into art and created a platform to present his creative lyrics to the public.

Growing up a die hard hip hop fan, with friends who were punk rockers and skaters, Kenan has a keen sense of all peoples true passions. You might say he is well rounded when it comes to the knowledge he has of multiple musical genres, thus he is able to captivate audiences ranging from gang bangers to indie rock fans.

Kenan and longtime friend/producer Jason Burkhart began their friendship in the 7th grade. Whether they were playing sports or creating music together, they were always on the same page , especially when it came to writing and performing. For many years, Kenan and Jason produced hip-hop beats eventually discovering that Kenan was ready to stand out from behind the mixing board and display his talents as an artist.

Blossoming in a town that has produced many talented musicians, Jason reached out to friend/musician/producer Jon Siebels (Eve6 and Monsters Are Waiting). After one studio session, Kenan Jon , and Jason decided that they need to begin working on a record immediately. The threesome realized that they meshed perfectly and began writing and arrainging songs for Kenan's 1st EP "Good Day"/ The Unique sound that has been creared by the trio is genuine and not contrived.

"Good Day" the EP is a four song hip-hop record that attracts listeners of every demographics. His dance rock song "celebrity" features guest vocals from Annalee Ferry (monsters are waiting) and the ethereal "qwerty" features Tom Pritchard (dynamite walls). The four songs take you on a journey through all brands of hip-hop music with a sound foundation based on Kenan's original and intelligent rhymes.

Kenan is eagerly anticipating an exiting 2008, as "Good Day" is only the beginning of his career.

Lyrics

Enjoy

Written By: Kenan Bell


Lyrics for "Enjoy"

>IM STARTING RIGHT NOW MIGHT NOT MAKE IT TO MONDAY MORNING
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>ONE DAY IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA IT STARTED POURIN'
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>NO UMBRELLAS HATERS THROWING SALT MORE THAN MORTON
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>LOVE THE LITTLE FELLAS KNOW IM THE MAN NOT ORKIN
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>LIKE GIRLS THAT ORDER HEALTHY PORTIONS AND ARE WELL PROPORTIONED
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>PREFER A WHALE OVER FRAIL I CAN TELL YOU'RE SNORTIN'
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>YOU'RE REALLY A DORK LIKE YOU CANT AFFORD JORDANS
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>NOT A FLUKE WHEN I COME OUT ON TOP LIKE THE DORSAL FIN
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>SHARKS RARELY COME UP FOR AIR YOU DARE SNORKLING
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>MORE SKIN ATTRACTS THEM BEWARE WHEN ITS SCORCHIN'
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>EXTRA CAREFUL WITH THE CHINA DISHES RARE PORCEILIN
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>OPEN DOORS FOR YOU CHANGE THE WORLD LIKE JIM MORRISON
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>LIKE IM THE BLACK POWER RANGER TIME FOR MIGHTY MORHPIN'
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>FORTUNATE I WASNT A MISCARRIAGE OR ABORTION
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>THE PRODUCT OF MY PARENTS COURTING MARRIAGE AND SPORKING
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>IM UNCORKING BOTTLES HEAR I COULDA BEEN AN ORPHAN CHEERS
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>BORN AND RAISED IN LA WASNT ALWAYS A LAKER HATER
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>87-88 MAGIC WAS MY PLAYER
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>IN NO TIME CAME THE MIKE SHOWTIME SEE YA LATER
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>LIKE ALL LADIES GOT AIDS I DONT KNOW WONT LAY HER
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>GOD ONLY KNOWS THE WAY WE GO IM NO SAVIOR
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>EVEN IF SHE DONT WANNA BE SAVED IM GON' SAVE HER
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>SHE SAVOR THE TASTE OF THE BASS AND LIKED MY FLAVOR
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>EXACTLY WHAT THEY ASKED FOR DONT OWE ME NO FAVORS
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>I OWE IT ALL TO HIP HOP ITS BEEN A LIFE SAVER
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>DONT WATCH STAR WARS I SKY WALK NO LIGHT SABER
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>UP ALL NIGHT AND AINT A RAVER LIKE MY NEIGHBOR
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>THE LONLIEST CRUSADER I BE ON MY BEST BEHAVIOR
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>THAT WAS THE ONLY WAY THAT MOMS WOULD LET ME KEEP MY PAGER
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>TRY AND TAKE HER ADVICE TO PAY HER BACK FOR LOVE AND LABOR
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>SHE GAVE ME THE SAME GREY HAIRS THAT I GAVE HER
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>CAME OUTTA NOWHERE LIKE ALL THESE BLACK SKATERS
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>OH MY
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>MOMS KEPT ME BY HER NOW BE LIKE YOU GO BOY
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>USED TO KEEP ME GROUNDED NOW SHE SAY IM SO FLY
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>STILL ROCK MY ARGYLE SOCKS NO BOW TIE
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>STAY TRUE THATS JUST SOMETHING I DO I DONT TRY
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>CANT BELIEVE EVERYTHING IS TRUTH WHY IM GON' LIE?
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>SOMETIMES JUST TO GET THRU TO YOU IM GON' PRY
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>BUT WE GON' GET TO THE RESOLUTION DONT CRY
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>LIKE TEAR DUCTS IN YOUR EYE WONT PRODUCE THEIR BONE DRY
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>AND LIVE YOUR LIVE LIKE YOU FINALLY FEEL YOU DONT DIE
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>GROWING UP I HAD COLD OLDER COUSINS FROM THE CHI
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>EVEN THOUGH THEY SAID IT WAS MY VOICE WASNT TOO HIGH
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>NEVER WAS UNABASHED OR BASHFUL OR TOO SHY
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>ASK ANYBODY THAT KNOWS ME THEY'LL SAY IM A GOOD GUY
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>IN A LAND OF VOWELS AND CONSONANTS I VY TO BE A Y

Discography

"Good Day" - EP

The Smiths - remix of "this night has opened my eyes"
MGMT - remix of "Weekend Wars"

Set List

7 to 9 songs usually lasting around 45 mins...

We cover The Smiths - "This Night Has Opened My Eyes"

Weve also featured various popular musicians in the LA area for a few songs.. Such as John Frusciante of the red hot chili pepers..