After struggling to find the right producer and studio for their unique sound, Kendell enrolled at The Institute of Audio Research where he obtained a degree in Audio Engineering and Music Production. After engineering at some of New York City's finest studios, Kendell decided to further his dreams by building his own studio, BlackRoom Studios. With BlackRoom's productions as the backbone, Immediate Family joined forces with Blood, Sweat, and Money, and a group based out of Brooklyn's Faragut Housing Project. They fused together to form the underground hip hop juganut, SLUMLANDZ. Slumlandz, with members hailing from Brooklyn, Bronx, and Manhattan, began performing all over New York City.
After the release of their first CD, "Living A Dream," they gained street credibility and local fame that spread from BlackRoom's Washington Heights neighborhood to gigs in California, Alabama, and Florida. The release of their second CD, "United We Stand" in 2000, certified Slumlandz as legends of New York's uptown underground scene. With the success of the two Slumlandz CDs, BlackRoom Studios began to produce music for Slam for the Streets and AND1 Mix Tour, further solidifying their street credibility. After fifteen years of cultivating what is known as his "Dirty East" flow, Kay'D May'd and the sound of BlackRoom are out on their own. Like the hurricanes that frequently rip through his native Alabama, May'D is bringing on a storm! Read more on Last.fm.
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