Born and raised in New York’s upper west side, this lyricist’s love for Hip-Hop music and culture developed quite early. The youngest of six siblings Karim was exposed to all genres of music at home such as Gospel, Blues, Jazz, R&B, Classical, Country and yes yes yall Hip-Hop. Writing his first rhyme at the age of eleven Karim was further inspired by the albums his older brother, Tee brought home, such as Criminal Minded by Boogie Down Productions, It Takes a Nation of Millions..by Public Enemy, Long live The Kane by Big Daddy Kane and Paid In Full By Eric B. and Rakim just to name a few. Karim and his family relocated to the Washington D.C. area in the summer of 1993 where quietly the young mc honed his writing and mc skills over the next thirteen years. He cut a living room demo entitled Street talkin Volume One..The EP in the summer of 2003, passing it out to close friends and coworkers.
The positive response he received about the seven song demo inspired him to write more fresh material. Karim continued to actively write and record, and he would test his metal now and again at some of the open mic spots around D.C. In the fall of 2005 he began to record his album aptly titled Street Talkin Volume One, at Urban Intalleck Studios in NW Washington D.C. The project took approximately one year to record and was released in the of SUMMER 2007.
In January 2008 Reemstarr was tapped by DC Promoter Mark Powers to open for Lupe Fiasco in Washington DC @ the 930 Club for his 2008 “The Cool Tour”. In 2009 he opened for Common @ The 930 club and Jean Grea later that year and released new material. An album titled “Street Talkin Volume 1.5″ with Brooklyn, NY Producer Shamal Dakimm. In 2010 and 2011 Reemstarr worked with producer Kyng 6 who hails from Foggia Italy and has remixed a few of Reemstarrs original material from his album “Street Talkin Volume One” via Myspace and the Internet.The two have put out a couple singles which include “Basement Piano” in 2009, and most recently “Burner58″ in 2011. He recently teamed up with LA based Procducer and artist Polo “Static” Talamentez for the Track “Royale Finale” and is currently recording material for his third Solo effort “Street Talkin Vol 2.0″ “The B’Sides” with Brooklyn, NY producer Shamal Dakimm to be released tenatively in Winter 2011.
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