Canada
Alternative Hip-Hop
Keffa (f/k/a/ Keffaleng aka Aaron Alem), is a rapper, singer, songwriter and producer from Toronto, Canada. In the fall of 2016, Keffa released his debut EP ‘Still Shanti’. After great success with his first EP he quickly pushed out his second EP, ‘Not So Famous’ on March 6th 2017. Premiered by Vibe Magazine and supported by MTV, HotNewHipHoP and 2DopeBoyz, the EP gained acclaim with ‘The Source Magazine’ naming Keffa “A Canadian mastermind.” The EP featured a collaboration with Def Jam recording artist Amir Obe on the Davinci produced single, ‘Yeah, Yeah’.  Just a month later, Keffa’s song ‘Anything’ was featured on Rap Season’s Mix by DJ, blogger, and radio host Josephine Cruz, subsequently introducing Keffa to Apple Music online program Beats 1 Radio, in the new “Discovered” Spotlight for the single ‘Anything’ by Ebro Darden. Additionally, Keffa was featured in Complex’s “Northern Touch” segment, making Keffa one of the hottest Canadian artists this year. As momentum in his career grew, Keffa was recognized and included by Noisey (Vice) into the Essential Guide to Toronto Rap. The single “Anything” was featured on topsify’s playlist via Apple Music on June 5th, 2017. In July, 2017, Keffa was featured and interviewed in Respect Magazine G-SHOCK segment as Toronto’s Emerging Creative Enigma. Keffa is currently working on his forthcoming EP set to release in 2018. His soulful voice and brilliant production marry into a rich background of chill icy vibes with fire hot lyrics. He blends new-age hip-hop with Alt R&B.
May 10, 2018 8:00 pm CMW Showcase