Versatile, Innovative, Creative, Skilled, and Cutting Edge are just some of the attributes that describe multi-talented Kashief “Karim Hype” Jackson. Karim Hype, the Jamaican disc jockey, selector, producer, and artist is overly versatile and creative making it difficult to grasp the full scope of his accomplishments. Karim Hype was born on January 12, 1984, in Kingston, Jamaica. He attended Norman Manley High School and then moving to the United States in 2006 to Miami, Fl. He continued his High School education and graduated from American High School.
Karim Hype fell in love with music at the age of 13 after consistently sitting at home and recording live radio programs. When he was 16 years old, Karim knew music was his career choice and went right into the process of developing his craft. He was influenced by sound selectors and system of likeness of Tony Matterhorn, Bass Odyssey, Renaissance and Fire Links.
In 2006, Karim Hype met Supa Twitch whom then ask him to join the legendary sound: Supa Sound. From there, Karim Hype started to build his fan base and core audience. Four years later, he established Hype Records LLC and produced No Blu Riddim which features Wayne Wonder, Bugle, Chris Martin, and Konshens just to name a few. In addition, he collaborated with Ricky Blaze to create the ‘Sprite Riddim’, which Karim himself debuted as an artist releasing his first solo hit “Badmind Energy.” The Riddim also featured Vybz Kartel song “Touch a Button”. Throughout his career, his most outstanding experiences is traveling the world and playing in front of thousands of people as well as becoming close friends with legendary Dancehall Artist’s such as: Beenie Man, Bounty Killer, I-Octane, Agent Sasco, Chino and Stephen McGregor, Demarco and many more.
In August 2016 Karim Hype wanted to pursue his career and branch out on his own as a solo selector and departed from Supa Sound. Via his statement on his departure, August 5, 2016 Karim Hype, stated “ I was blessed to be mentored by a Legend and know that he will carry on in sustaining his legacy however it is time for me to start a legacy and build my brand as Karim Hype Landmark Sound.”
Kashief “Karim Hype” Jackson is truly a force to be reckoned with, and will not disappoint his listeners, as he takes his rightful place as one of the biggest D.J./ Selector in South Florida.