Keena Renee

Blogger, Freelance Journalist & Influencer

Location icon United States of America

My name is Keena Renee. I blog at #KeenlyKeena and have bylines at Blavity, Vibe Magazine, GRIP Magazine and more. Also a music publicist and branding influencer.

Portfolio

Music & Entertainment

GRIP MAGAZINE
06/12/2018
Why Trey Songz Should Be a Celebrated Figure in R&B Music (Part 1)

As a person who is a lover + supporter of R&B music, Trey Songz is someone who I feel just doesn't get enough credit for the contributions he's made to R&B music. We all know he's an amazingly beautiful man, and I believe that that specific part of his image overshadows his talent sometimes.

GRIP MAGAZINE
09/26/2017
Kevin Ross Announces "Drive" EP

Fresh off the release of the music video for "Don't Go", Kevin Ross moves forward with new music. We previously reported that the Motown signee hinted on his social media that new music was on the way and now we can confirm that a new 6-track EP is officially here.

Editorial

EBONY
01/27/2016
How Chicago State University Students are Fighting to #SAVECSU - EBONY

Chicago State University, a predominantly Black public college located on Chicago's South Side, is facing a shutdown amid the state's unresolved budget impasse. The state of Illinois has been operating without a budget since June of 2015 due to Governor Bruce Rauner and the majority Democratic legislature being at odds over the allotment of funds.

Opinion

Vibe
01/29/2018
Wearing All Black And White Roses Is Not Enough

Last year, the entertainment industry was turned upside down after one of its power players, famed film producer Harvey Weinstein, was hit with sexual assault allegations by a slew of women in Hollywood. Since then, the claims sparked a movement and launched the #MeToo campaign.

Keenly Keena
03/28/2017
Rachel Dolezal is a Con Artist and Black People Need To Stop Giving Her

I repeat, RACHEL DOLEZAL IS A CON ARTIST AND BLACK PEOPLE NEED TO STOP GIVING HER A PASS. Was that loud enough? Good, because this I need you to hear me on and I need you to hear me loud and clear. So Rachel Dolezal's latest interview made its rounds on the internet today.

GRIP MAGAZINE
06/07/2017
Lil Yachty Sees Disappointing First Week Sales But He's Still Winning

Lil Yachty released his debut album last week and received a major surprise. On Tuesday (May 30), the Hip-Hop enigma released his debut album Teenage Emotions after a year full of hit singles, television commercials and harsh criticism for Hip-Hop purist from all coast.

Blogs

Keenarenee
06/21/2017
Industry Tips: Build - A - Brand 101

Alright so let's discuss BRANDING ya'll. As an artist, your brand is ESSENTIAL to your growth and longevity. What exactly is branding, you ask? Here's a textbook definition: The process involved in creating a unique name and image for a product in the consumers' mind, mainly through advertising campaigns with a consistent theme.

Keenarenee
04/25/2018
5 Tips on How to Write a Kick-Ass Bio "

If you are anything like me, writing about yourself is hard AF. While, you can always pay someone to write your bio for you (like me!), I know that not everyone has that luxury.

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