Karim Hype

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Musical artist

Kashief Jackson, also known as Karim Hype, is a Jamaican dancehall deejay, selector, artist, and music producer.


Karim Hype was born on 12 January 1984, in Kingston, Jamaica. He attended Norman Manley High School and then moving to the United States in 2006 to Miami, Fl. He continued his High School education and graduated from American High School.

Karim Hype fell in love with music at the age of 13, he used to sit at home and record live radio programs. When he was 16 years old, Karim knew music was his career path and at that time he started to develop his craft. He was influence by sound selectors and system of likeness of Tony Matterhorn, Bass Odyssey, Renaissance and Fire Links.[1]


In 2006 Karim Hype met Supa Twitch who then ask him to join him where he then created the legendary sound: Supa Sound. From there is where Karim Hype started to build his fan base and was the core of the sound. In August 2016 Karim Hype wanted to pursue his career and branch out on his own as a solo Deejay, Selector and departed from Supa Sound.

Via his statement on his departure, 5 August 2016 Karim Hype, stated: "I was blessed to be mentored by a Legend and know that he will carry on in sustaining his legacy however it is time for me to start a legacy and build my brand as Karim Hype Landmark Sound".

Through out Karim Hype career his most outstanding experiences is traveling the world and playing in front of thousands of people and became close friends with legendary Dancehall Artists such as: Beenie Man, Bounty Killer, I-Octane, Assassin, Agent Sasco, Chino and Stephen McGregor, Demarco and many more.

Hype Records LLC

In 2010 he founded Hype Records LLC and produce No Blu Riddim which features Wayne Wonder, Bugle, Chris Martin and Konshens[2] just to name a few. In addition he collaborated with Ricky Blaze to create Sprite Riddim, which Karim debuted as an artiste with his first solo hit "Badmind Energy."[3] The Riddim also featured Vybz Kartel song "Touch a Button”


  • No Blu Riddim (2010)
  • Sprite Riddim. (2009)


  1. "karimhype", "cdbaby", retrieved 2016-08-26
  2. "No Blu Riddim ", "reggaefrance", 29 April 2010, retrieved 2016-09-01
  3. "Badmind Energy", "allmusic", 17 April 2009, retrieved 2016-09-03

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