Profile: Born and raised in San Francisco’s Mission district as a proud Latin, J.C Oliva, aka Mr. Kee, knew at an early age of twelve that his passion for music was going to be his future. Hard work, high goals, and relentless determination has paved the way thus far, and continues to fuel his lifelong quest of doing what he loves to do, rap.
Following the blueprints laid by independent gurus E-40 and JT The Bigga Figga, Kee at the age of 17, started his own record label Sticky Style Recordz and released his debut E.P. Livin’ On The Ultimate High. Selling half through distribution, and the other half through self-determination, Mr. Kee’s name began buzzing around the Bay Area, creating a cult-like following in the bay area and Central Valley.
Kee continued to build himself a name with the release of his second independent album, From The Womb To The Tomb. An album made up of Kee, his brother Sidewayz Valentino, and cousin Duke Shiesty, under the group moniker I.T.P.G. Soon after the record was released on the market, word in the industry rapidly grew. Mr. Kee’s reputation for his dynamic vocal presence coupled with his in-depth story telling abilities, caught the ears of local record labels, and Kee eventually signed with the compilation powerhouse, Black-N-Brown Entertainment, becoming their first and premier solo artist.
His debut LP, 14 Kt. Dreams, which sound scanned 13,000 units, featured Mr. Kee alongside some of the Bay Area’s elite, including B-Legit, 11/5, C-Bo and Houston, Texas phenomenon, South Park Mexican. Not one to disappoint, Kee easily outshined every one of his guests, displaying the necessary creative talent, skills, and finesse to establish himself as a significant figure in the Bay Area.
After the release of 14 Kt. Dreams, Mr. Kee began to spread like an epidemic appearing on over 60 albums in the Bay Area and Down South. All the while, prepping the nation for Kee to unleash The Latin Plague.
For his sophomore album, fans found Mr. Kee straying away from the ‘typical’ Bay Area album, and big name features on The Latin Plague. Spawning hits like Tequilla Bodyshots, Nasty Mind, Hydro and It’s On You. Proving he is more than capable and deserving of taking his talent nationwide and joining the illustrious ranks of the few Latin rappers to transcend all boundaries. He next released a few volumes of mixtapes in the year of 2003 called The Doin’ Too Much Mixtapes. In 2004 he came out with another solo called The One. He then dropped the Bay Area 51 Mixtape alongside the Soldiers Of Fortune in 2005. He came with yet another mixtape called the Hennesey Project in 2006 before he dropped his next solo album called The First The Last The Only which was a collaboration with Thizz Nation.
In Groups: Thizz Latin,
Name Variations: Mr. Kee | Mistah KEE
Livin’ On The Ultimate High (Cass, EP, Art) Not On Label 1993
From The Womb To The Tomb - I.T.P.G (Cass, Album, Ltd, I.T + CD, Album, Ltd, I.T + CD, ) Not On Label 1997
14 Kt. Dreams (CD, Album, Ful) Black-N-Brown Entertainment 2000
14 Kt. Dreams (CD, Album) Black-N-Brown Entertainment 2000
From The Barrio… With Love (CD, Album) Explicit Entertainment 1995
From The Barrio… With Love (CD, Album) Ultimate High Explicit Entertainment 1995
Step Into My World (CD, Album) That Wuz Then, A Few G… Federal Recordz 1999
Son Of A Pimp (CD, Album) City Limits Thizz Entertainment 2005
Straight Outta Hunter’s Point (CD, Album) Hyphyton, Latino’s Go … Thizz Latin, Thizz Entertainment, Goldtoes Entertainment, City Hall Records 2006
Latin Thizz, Vol. #2: The Invasion (CD, Comp) Thizz Latin, It’s Noth… Thizz Latin, Black-N-Brown Entertainment, Goldtoes Entertainment 2007
The Best Of Thizz Nation, Volume 2 (CD, Comp) City Limits Thizz Entertainment 2008
Tracks Appear On:
Penitentiary Chances (CD, Comp) Marijuana Dreamz, Hate… Dogday Records 1998
Million Dollar Dream Chapter 4: Money Muscle (CD, Comp) Shame Or Glory Million Dollar Dream 1999
Step Into My World (CD, Album) N-Terlude Federal Recordz 1999
Hells Kitchen (CD, Comp) Reel Drama Million Dollar Dream 2002
Apt. 3 & DNA Present - Theme Music To Drug Dealinz & Killinz (CD) Straight Up Thugs Part 2 Apt. 3 / DNA Entertainment 2003
Bayriderz 3 - Kalifornia: State Of Emergency (CD) F**k All Yall 40 Ounce Records 2003
The Ultimate Cartel (CD, Comp) Ain’t No Love Flatline Records (2) 2003
17 Wit’ A Thizz (CD, Comp) Go Dumb Thizz Entertainment, Thizz Latin, Black-N-Brown Entertainment, Goldtoes Entertainment 2006
Merry Thizzmas (CD) Thizz Iz A Nation Thizz Entertainment 2006
Latin Thizz, Vol. #2: The Invasion (CD, Comp) All I Need, H.L.G. Thizz Latin, Black-N-Brown Entertainment, Goldtoes Entertainment 2007
Thizz Nation, Vol. 14 - Starring: Thizz Latin (CD, Album) We Don’t Give A Fuck Thizz Entertainment, Thizz Latin, Goldtoes Entertainment 2007
Edited by general-dusk on 18 Mar 2009, 14:36
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