Kiyamma

Kiyamma

BandR&BGospel

Songwriter/producer since 14, Kiyamma has worked with Mary J. Blige, Babyface and Usher. No longer content to work the shadows, Kiyamma emerges to bring the message of love back to music, regardless of genre.

Biography

Kiyamma born and raised in a hood near you. He brings the message that regardless of location or attire, you can still worship God. He bridges the gap from congregation to corner, from the club to the church. Giving the streets a shot in the arm of forgiveness, hope, and promise, his messages of worship will take you out of the church pews on Sunday morning praise that we are accustomed. A new form of soul searching is poised to begin, with Kiyamma leading the way.

Born Dec, 12 1976 in Newark, New Jersey Kiyamma showed promise early. While attending St Paul's Sound of Praise Ministries, churchgoers took notice of his musical gifts and labeled him a child phenomenon. There he got his foundation for music and met his long time mentor Melonie Daniels. Kiyamma’s influences stem from a petite but prestigious list of musical greats including Stevie Wonder, Donny Hathaway, and a host of others who have all contributed to the talents of this soulful messenger.

Indoctrinated heavily with music industry standards by record giant EMI’s Kirk Brunson, Kiyamma wrote his first song "Every Little Thing You Do" for Christopher Williams at 14. He also was a member of the singing group OneII3 under EMI. With an extensive musical background he is the man behind the sound for industry giants Mary J. Blige’s “No Happy Holidays”, Faith Evans’ “All This Love” and Shanice Wilson’s “Somewhere” just to name a few.

Deciding now to work on his own project Kiyamma has independently released The Urban/R&B Gospel Album, "U Gave Me Back My Soul." His goal is to reach the masses, not just the churchgoers, but also the Hip-Hop listeners, the rock listeners, the R & B listeners as well as the drug dealers and the youth in the streets. Kiyamma’s ministry will spread out far and wide with the message of forgiveness and reconciliation making everyone sing the Lords highest praise.

With a much needed change from the mainstream over-saturated “Bling Bling” or “Gangster” attitude that glorifies pain, misery and misfortune, Kiyamma brings back to music the focus love of self and the love of God. “U Gave Me Back My Soul” promises to show you the truth, the light and so much more…….

Discography

Small Change "Teardrop" Small Change Producer Mercury
Baby Face "Mary Mack" Remix A Closer Look Remixing Epic
Michael Jackson "In the Closet Remix" In the Closet - Single Remixing Epic
High Five "Fly Away" Keep It Going On Producer Jive
Al B. Sure "Ooh 4 U" Sexy Verses Producer Warner Bros
Al B. Sure "U & I" Sexy Verses Producer Warner Bros
Shomari "If You Feel the Need" Top 40 Singles: 27 Every Day Has a Sun Producer Polygram
Christopher Williams "Every Little Thing U Do" Top 40 Singles: 7 ( 5/29/93) Changes Writer/ Producer/Vocals Uptown
Christopher Williams / Mary J. Blige "Good Luvin" Changes Writer/ Producer/ Vocals Uptown
OneII3 "Album" Whole New Head Producer/Artist EMI
Shanice Wilson "Somewhere" Top 40 Singles: 28 (25/6/1994) 21..ways to grow Writer/ Producer/Vocals Motown
Usher "Love Was Here" Usher Producer Laface
Usher "I'll Make It Right" Usher Producer Laface
Usher "Slow Love" Usher Producer Laface
Michael Speaks "I'm Sorry" No Equal Producer EastWest
Faith Evans "All This Love" Faith Writer Bad Boy
Freddie Jackson "Can I Touch U" Top 40 Singles: 39 (11/14/1992) Time for Love Producer Capitol/EMI
Charisse Arrington "Ain't No Way" Down With This Producer MCA
Changing Faces "All That" All Day All Night Producer/Various instruments Big Beat
Mary J. Blige "Someday at Christmas" MCA Christmas Album - International Release Producer MCA
Mary J. Blige "Sexy" Mary Producer MCA
Mary J. Blige "No Happy Holidays" Mary Producer/Writer MCA
Mary J. Blige "Let No Man Put Asunder" George Michael & Mary J. Blige "As" The Mixes - Promo - CD Single International Release Remixing MCA
Mary J. Blige "2 U" No More Drama Producer MCA
Mary J. Blige "Flying Away" No More Drama Producer MCA
Mary J. Blige "Destiny" No More Drama Producer MCA
Her Sanity "I Can't Begin"Xclusive Producer Motown
Krazie Bone "Ride The Thug Line" Thug on Da LineProducer Loud
Krazie Bone "Rollin up Some Mo"Thug on Da Line Producer Loud
Joe Budden "Survivor" Joe Budden Vocals Def Jam
Joe Budden "Walk With Me" Joe Budden Vocals Def Jam
Mary J. Blige "Your Child" Remix Love@ first sight - CD single - UK Remixing Geffen
Kiyamma Feat Joe Budden "Best of My Love" DJ Envy (The War is On) (Crusin) Vocals / Producer

Set List

Set list includes originals from the entire Kiyamma catalogue. Solo sets run 20-30 minutes.