Klassik Frescobar

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Background information
Birth nameKamaal Burrowes
Born (1989-01-25) January 25, 1989 (age 32)
Bronx, New York
OriginKingston, Jamaica
Genres
  • Soca music
  • Soca
  • Dancehall music
  • Dancehall
Occupation(s)
  • Singer
  • Songwriter
  • Rapper
InstrumentsVocals
Years active2010-Present
Labels
  • Island Circle
  • Black Paper Records
Websiteklassikfrescobar.com

Kamaal Burrowes (born January 25, 1989) better known by his stage name Klassik Frescobar is an American Dancehall and Soca music. He fuses ‘soca-hall’ (a fusion of dancehall and soca) in his music.[1]

Early Life

Klassik Frescobar was born in New York but raised in Kingston, Jamaica [2] He was raised by his maternal grandparents in the Constant Spring Gardens area of Kingston.[3] His paternal grandfather is the late Sydney Ignatius "Foggy" Burrowes, a coach and sports administrator at Kingston College (Jamaica) College.[4] Klassik Frescobar attended both primary and secondary school education in Jamaica. He was exposed to music at an early age as he used to listen to music from his mother’s cassette player.[5] He grew up listening to dancehall artists such as Bounty Killer, Sean Paul and Beenie Man who he attributes as his influences to fuse Soca with dancehall. Klassik Frescobar migrated back to New York at the age of 13.

Music Career

Early Career

After migrating to the Bronx in New York, At age 17, Klassik Frescobar started his music career as a battle-rapper.[6] His original stage-name was "Sikk", but when he ventured into songwriting, he changed it to "Klassik". Klassik ‘Frescobar’ is a pseudonym made out of two words: ‘fresco’, which is Spanish for ‘fresh’, and ‘bar’, which is a unit of measurement in music.[1] In 2010 he released his mixtape "Sleep When I Die",[7] which he collaborated with Ricky Blaze, Red Cafe, Cory Gunz, XV, and Currensy.[8]

Soca Career

Klassik Frescobar relocated to Miami in 2014 and began working with American rapper Red Café.[9] Klassik Frescobar's record “Boom” became his crossover record into the soca genre.[10] Currently his record “Looking Good” has over one million views across twitter and tiktok due to the #LookingGoodChallenge.[11] Klassik Frescobar has so far recorded 15 singles, 8 which are solo projects. His other notable hit record is “Benz Truck”.[12]

Discography

Singles

List of singles as lead artist showing year released

Title Year
"She Bad” Feat. Ricky Blaze 2010
“All About My Money” Feat. Red Café
“F Em” Feat. Cory Gunz
“We Got To Go” Feat. XV (rapper)
“Clothes off” Feat. Currensy
“Air I Breathe" 2017
“Benz Truck”
“Body" 2018
“Gasoline" 2019
“Best Friend”
"Boom"
“Looking Good” 2020
“Zig Zag”
"Zig Zag Remix" Featuring DJ Addo, Hypa 4000
"Looking Good Remix" Feat. Kisha, Trinidad Ghost, Marzville, Trinidad Madman
"Rolex"

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Soca is bigger than a season – Klassik Frescobar - Rapper-singer urges producers to invest more in Caribbean genre". jamaica-gleaner.com. 2020-10-10. Retrieved 2020-11-03.
  2. "Klassik Frescobar drops 'Looking Good Remix'". jamaica-star.com. 2020-09-28. Retrieved 2020-11-03.
  3. Stories, Local. "Meet Klassik Frescobar - Voyage MIA Magazine | Miami City Guide". Retrieved 2020-11-03.
  4. "Remembering "Foggy" Sydney Ignatius Burrowes – by Errol G Lecky". Kingston College Old Boys Association USA Inc. 2016-02-29. Retrieved 2020-11-03.
  5. "Jamaica Observer Limited". Jamaica Observer. Retrieved 2020-11-03.
  6. McLeod, Sheri-Kae (2020-10-05). "Jamaican-American Artist Klassik Frescobar Gaining Momentum With Soca". Caribbean News. Retrieved 2020-11-03.
  7. "Sleep When I Die Mixtape by Klassik Frescobar Hosted by DJ Diggz DJ Lust The Empire". www.datpiff.com. Retrieved 2020-11-03.
  8. Airhead (2013-12-11). "The Source |Black Paper Records present Klassik Frescobar". The Source. Retrieved 2020-11-03.
  9. "Jamaica Observer Limited". Jamaica Observer. Retrieved 2020-11-03.
  10. "Klassik Frescobar Drops the "Looking Good" Remix". www.thehypemagazine.com. Retrieved 2020-11-03.
  11. "Listen Up: Klassik Frescobar - "Looking Good (Remix)"". Kaboom Magazine. 2020-09-28. Retrieved 2020-11-03.
  12. "Jamaica Observer Limited". Jamaica Observer. Retrieved 2020-11-03.

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