Karim Hype/Who Is Karim Hype?

Who Is Karim Hype?

Karim Hype was born on January 12, 1984, in Kingston, Jamaica. He attended Norman Manley High School and then moved to the United States in 2006 to Miami, FL where he then completed his secondary education.

Karim fell in love with music at the age of 13. He used to sit at home and record live radio programs. When he was 16 years old, Karim knew music was his career path and at that time he started to develop his craft. He was influenced by sound selectors and systems of the likeness of Tony Matterhorn, Bass Odyssey, Renaissance, and Fire Links. In 2006 Karim Hype met Supa Twitch who asked him to join him where he then created the legendary sound, Supa Sound. From there, Karim Hype started to build his fan base.

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. 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”, when asked about his departure. Throughout Karim’s career, his most outstanding experience is travelling the world, playing in front of thousands of people, and becoming close friends with legendary dancehall artists such as Beenie Man, Bounty Killer, I-Octane, Agent Sasco, Chino, Stephen McGregor, Demarco, and many more.

In 2010 he founded 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 Sprite Riddim, which Karim debuted as an artist with his first solo hit “Badmind Energy”. The Riddim also featured Vybz Kartel’s song “Touch a Button”.

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