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First and foremost I want to thank God for making me the man I am today, Keith "Suede" DosReis Jr.
The word "party" invokes images of a place filled with fly women and men, dope gear, pulsating beats, lyrics spitting and champagne flowing. In the thick of this is the DJ, representing to the fullest. But when the party ain't as hot as it should be or the show ain't as hype as the promoters said when you bought that expensive ticket - then that's when the "host" needs to bring life to the scene. A true host brings the party to its climax over and over again. They have to keep bringing it. The host is the "Crowd Motivator." And that's the only way to describe Brooklyn's Keith "Suede" DosReis, Jr.
Growing up in Brownsville, Brooklyn Keith was destined to rock an audience. He started his career in entertainment at the tender age of 5. Keith would bring the house down in his kindergarten plays and used to bring a little record player to auditions to imitate Michael Jackson, plaid suit and all. He appeared in 16 commercials, two of them with the legendary Bill Cosby. Although commercials were fun and lucrative, Keith's love is with the live audience. Keith says, "Its just something about making the crowd move - motivating excitement in people that didn't even know they could get wild" Always present with the hype gear, Keith DosReis Jr. picked up the name "Suede" when he attended an interest group meeting to pledge Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity at SUNY Albany. Keith showed up in a suede suit and the name stayed with him throughout his pledge period. He played a leadership role in the fraternity and organized and hosted some of the hypest campus events in the schools history.
Fast forwarding through years of building, Suede became the national host and spokesman for the first national collegiate step show tournament, "StepCorrect." He brings a unique style to the job of "host" primarily because he understands his audience.
This knowledge allows him to interact and connect with each and every person in the crowd. Suede maintains, "I want everyone to feel like I'm talking to them ... everyone needs to feel special". Suede has toured the nation with the show and has vibed with spectators on the East coast, west coast, Midwest, dirty south– and now international fans after his tour in the Caribbean. "It don't matter where I am, I'm going to make sure that if you paid your money - your going to see a show". Suede is now the Co-Owner of “Live From Da Yard” first ever nationally syndicated college radio show, reaching close to 1 million college students in just one year. Suede’s success has lead him to grace the stage of crowds exceeding 15,000 students, TV and video show appearances, voice commercial promo's for Funkmaster flex, Baby, Lil Wayne, Xzibit, Dipset, Snoop dog, Kanye West, Akon, P. Diddy to name a few, guest host Summer Jam 2004 for New York's Hot 97’s radio station, the college poster-boy spot for Dame Dash’s Team Roc clothing line, and a college hit song called “The Greek Anthem”. Suede is becoming a sought after personality to host events throughout the New York Tri-state area and colleges nationwide. Hosting events throughout the country has lead Suede to manage artists which was a natural outgrowth of his entrepreneurial and managerial experience from his days at HBO Sports. "I was always a student of music," Suede says. I'm constantly in contact with new artists and I feel like every young Black artist should have the advantage of good management." Even with all these creative outlets at his disposal, Suede stays focused and remembers why he's gotten to where he is. "I motivate people," he says passionately. “My true love is making life pulsate from the audience when the mic is in my hand".
Contact: 919-381-4376 Cell: 718 809 6209
Email: Suedenupe@aol.com or KDosReisjr@aol.com
Albany State University