Kashief Lindo was born, lived, and nurtured in an environment dedicated to the creation of music. His father Willie Lindo produced and wrote some of reggaes most popular songs, for artist such as Beres Hammond, Dennis Brown, Maxi Priest to name a few. Willie took is son Kashief to the studio almost everyday from his birth.
One day Willie and Beres Hammond were in the studio recording for about 12 hours, while four year old Kashief sat and watched patiently, as the two geniuses worked; on their way home the idea for one of Beres’s popular songs was born, and they played with the melody in the car until they got to their destination, they knew they had a hit , so they decided to record the song the following day, unfortunately as it often happens, neither Beres or Willie could remember the melody of the song, they tried tirelessly but could not get it, when they had all but given up they heard four year old Kashief humming the melody quite nonchalantly, at that point they realized that this young boy was something special.
Beres Hammond insisted that Willie Lindo recorded Kashief, thus at the age of four, his first recording, “Live with Love”. Although Kashief is highly influenced by the great Reggae Balladeers, he grew up listening to; his personal C.D collection includes, R&B, Hip Hop, Latin, Country, Pop, all genres of music. His voice has been described as a cross between Stevie Wonder, Sam Cooke, and Michael Jackson, all mentors of Kashief. Coincidentally Michael Jackson and Kashief are both born on the 29th of August.
Kashief Lindo’s first album entitled “Trouble Free” swept the charts in the United States, Europe and Japan. This album features his remake of a Jimmy Cliffs classic, “Many Rivers to Cross” a rendition that brought rave reviews. He has subsequently released six other albums, “Push For Your Goal” an album targeting young children, motivating them towards educational upliftment. “Soul and Inspiration”, “What Kind of World”, “Kashief Sings Christmas”, and his first all original album “We Need Love” which demonstrated Kashief’s writing and production skills. His latest release “Solid Soul” a collection of soulful ballads paying tribute to soul music.
When asked why he chose to do an all ballad C.D, Kashief replied, “Through the years I have learnt, that to be good at your craft you must pay close attention to others that have mastered theirs. So, from Nat King Cole to Michael Jackson, I have listened, studied, pondered, and sometimes mesmerized of their amazing gift. As a Reggae Balladeer it is normal to cover R&B songs while demonstrating our pulsating reggae rhythms, but I felt the need, the desire, almost an obligation to pay tribute to soul music, by covering some of my favorite songs, with the same soulful, rhythmic delivery that they were originally done in. So my gift to you sixteen of my favorite ballads, which I hope are some of your favorites, that you can share with your favorite person.” “Solid Soul”.
Kashief has matured into a complete artiste. At the age of twenty two he now has the skills of a seasoned veteran. Kash is a laid back and humble person, but when he touches the stage he transforms into an illustrious performer. In 1998 the Tamika Awards presented Kashief with the award “Best Male International Singer”. The 1999 Reggae Soca Music Awards bestowed the honor of “Album of the year” for the work “We Need Love”.
Kashief Lindo is an exceptional vocalist, musician and producer, but additionally, he exhibits exemplary character. He greets everyone with a smile and a positive word. Kashief spends most of his time in the studio, with father Willie Lindo, not seeking fame, not seeking fortune, but making a positive contribution, to the world with his music; and in so doing he will achieve fame and fortune. Kashief lives by his convictions, and will not produce or be a part of anything negative or derogatory. So he continues to live his life trouble free.