Today’s song is “All These People (ft. Drake) by IamKeyNotes. Hailing from Portsmouth, Virginia the KeyNotes is the brainchild of Keyon Dunston a creative and artistic talent.
Key Notes has had a love of music and dance since he was young. At the early age of 12, he began to hone in on his artistic abilities, starting with freestyle rap. He was writing his own rap music and by the time he was 16 he was adding dance into the mix.
After mastering pop-locking and krumping, Notes was able to develop his own creative rhythm which features many of the styles we are familiar with today. Dancing live for family and friends, Notes continues to share his talents by entertaining at functions and other family get-togethers.
Key Notes has always been known for his silly nature, and ability to make other people laugh. Cracking jokes and singing in funny voices allowed those around him to see that he possessed a hidden talent for singing. But, it wasn’t until hearing Chris Brown’s “Take You Down” in 2007 that Notes realized this himself, discovered his own passion to sing, and decided to pursue music on a much larger scale.
He began nurturing this hidden talent by studying other music and receiving distant mentorship and influence from artists such as Chris Brown, R. Kelly, Trey Songz, Michael Jackson, and many others.
Raised by his mother in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia, (later moving to the Charlotte area of North Carolina for a brief time), Key Notes has learned much about life, hard work, women, and himself. He has always been a believer in hard work and knows that eventually, it will pay off. One of Notes’ favorite sayings is “Work Hard Now, Play Hard Later”. Meaning, keep your eyes on the prize.
“Work as hard as you can to achieve your goals. And once you think you have given it all you’ve got, give ten times more. Then, you will see the breakthrough that will allow you to enjoy the benefits of all the hard work you put in.”
Just like his name his music creates melodies that make an impression with just a few notes. His music is endearing and soothing. The piano melodies have a chill vibe with a catchy hook and sweet vocals.