Psychedelic soul artist Dexter Kendrick brings novel energy to the category of R&B/soul. Released March 2008, his second project Legacy incorporated his gentle swagger with a fusion of melodic beats and intimate lyrics. Minutes spent listening will seduce the free spirited and at the same time comfort the weary lover….his sound relaxes you, tempts you and leaves you vulnerable.
His budding music career started while attending The University of Hartford in Connecticut. Performing with his first band, Royal Ink, he impressed the Hartford college community very quickly; generating a fan base that would later book him copious gigs throughout the city of Hartford, New York and his hometown Harrisburg, PA., his experimental sound was creating a buzz. 2003 marked the release of his debut album Saturn’s Moon presents…Janus. This project made his music tangible, reaching ears beyond his campus. Performances including; University of Connecticut’s Spring Fling Showcases, Connecticut’s Hip Hop Summit, B.E.R.T.T. Family Presents…Expect The Unexpected, Black Unity Showcases, appearances for Muscular Dystrophy Benefits, performances at Soul Café and The Sugar Bar in NYC, The Millennium Music Conference and the upcoming performance at Levitt Pavilion in Harrisburg, PA proving his legit musical aesthetic has remained consistent since his first appearance in 2002.
Music is his livelihood; raison d’être. With a foundation solid in his church, Kendrick started his singing career as a member of Voices of Unity in Steelton, PA. With a voice that most would agree came natural; Kendrick nurtured the encouragement and birthed a new sound, unlike what’s being classified as neo-soul today. His music is the story accounting the process from being the son of an amazing singer to an established artist that composes, writes and arranges his own music.
Up next from Dexter is his much anticipated project "Galaxy: A Memoir". A collection of his best works as a singer/songwriter. In his own words…”The soulful movement contained in my music and lyrics are filled with over nine years of life's lessons, love, and most of all hope.” Simone J. Banks ~Scheme Magazine