Keen Cotter aka Mecca
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It all began when the "underground mixtape king", DJ Grinch, stumbled upon raw talent possessed by a young hip hop artist growing up in an affluent St. Lucian community of musicians, singers and songwriters. He called himself Mecca. His talents and abilities were quickly noticed by many, thus propelling his meteoric rise. The national radio stations regularly featured his debut single "Punk Daddy" and since then Mecca has been releasing mixtapes and number one singles every year. To date, the young entertainer has released four official music videos, seven mixtapes and has executive produced albums, mixtapes and compilations for other artists including Gospel, Hip-Hop and Dancehall acts.

Mecca, born Keen Cotter, has opened for regional and international acts such as Elephant Man, Rupee and Khia. And, now in his early twenties, this prolific performer and songwriter paints vivid pictures with lyrics and music like a modern day Picasso and delivers his inspirational messages ever so sweetly through his unique vocal expressions. Mecca has added a new twist to a Hip-Hop genre that already contains some Caribbean genes. His culturally influential style has permitted him to make Hip-Hop his own by fusing various musical styles together with his dynamic swagger, allowing him to create a secure place for himself in a very competitive market.

“In Da South” was the first video to come out of this incredibly talented youth and it featured fellow label mates Dupes and Shepp Dawg; the year was 2004. “Impossible” followed in 2006. In June of 2009 he released his first music video for the year entitled “Hello (What It Do)” with “Never Enough” following in August. Later that year, in December, he was crowned “Youth Star 2009” after winning the inaugural Youth Fest competition. With the addition of Engineer to his collection of abilities, Mecca has become an even bigger threat as a Hip Hop artist, performer, producer and songwriter.

Mecca's witty mannerisms of communicating even the simplest sentences with the use of metaphors, punch lines and other figures of speech have got him praise by many who appreciate good, well put together lyrics. Though every musical piece is different, it is quite evident that Mecca's artistry is "real" and his voice, flow and musical style is prominent on every track that he produces, thus making way for him to stand out among the cluster of Hip-Hop artists known.

As an individual growing up with dreams of becoming a musical icon, Mecca has acquired many skills to help propel him in achieving his goals. He has every intention of succeeding in whatever he does and will not be stopped until he obtains his every desire. With Wyclef Jean as his main inspiration, Mecca, this hard working and determined individual with enormous talent is truly worth looking out for.
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