The accolades brought her to the attention of Lionel Job who worked with Starpoint, Joe Public, Keith Sweat, and others. Job signed Keesha to a production deal, cut some tracks and shopped them around, securing a contract with Mariah Carey's Crave Records, unfortunately the label folded before releasing Keesha's recordings.
Another opportunity came to fore in 1999 via RCA Records who released her debut CD Keep It Real. Keesha hopes to emulate the success of fellow Yonkers' native Mary J. Blige. The first single "You Got Me Where You Want," received extensive play on New York's WBLS radio station, and other markets. Keesha co-wrote three tunes on the CD, the title track, "Forever," and "I'm Goin' Crazy," and owns part of the publishing via her company, Five Twenty Six. She enjoys doing young adult things: partying, pizza, and movies, and looks forward to a long prosperous career in music. ~ Andrew Hamilton, Rovi