b. c.1978, Kingston, Jamaica, West Indies. The Lindo dynasty has featured heavily in the reggae industry: Earl Lindo played keyboards in the Wailers, the singer Hopeton Lindo has enjoyed many hits, the producer Jack Ruby was born Lawrence Lindo and Kashiefâ€™s father is Willie Lindo, who played guitar for the Hi Times Band and formed his own production company. Although Willie produced dancehall hits, including â€˜Girlie Girlieâ€™ for Sophia George, he is celebrated for his tender ballads, including UK chart-topping hits for Boris Gardiner in the mid-80s. In 1992, Willie produced his sonâ€™s recording debut, which surfaced on the one-rhythm Rougher Yet compilation. Kashiefâ€™s earliest success arrived in late 1993 with â€˜Hard Timesâ€™, performed over the evergreen â€˜Satta Massa Ganaâ€™ rhythm. In 1996, inspired by the Fugeesâ€™ success with their cover version of Roberta Flackâ€™s â€˜Killing Me Softly With His Songâ€™, Kashief recorded his own version, which was enthusiastically received within the contemporary market. As a youthful performer, he remains unperturbed by the fact that he has yet to produce a commercially successful dancehall hit.Portions of Content Provided by Rovi Corporation.
© 2014 Rovi Corporation.