Kendrick Dial - aka Keymon - made his local mark with the Lyrical Groove, who won Best Hip-Hop at the October 2013 San Diego Music Awards and Best Hip-Hop Album at the 2014 SDMAs.
In early 2015, Dial and Jonnae Thompson began hosting a soul music edition of San Diego music in collaboration with Listen Local SD, called Spoken Soul Radio Show.
Going by the name Keymon, a new single was released in July 2020, "Y’all Mad," written by Dial and produced by Trevle’ of Nefalum. "'Y’all Mad' uses hip hop, spoken word and song to address responses to protests and other forms of resistance by the black community and their allies," he says. "Using music in this way comes from a long tradition, singers like Nina Simone, James Brown, Aretha Franklin, Sam Cooke and others all made songs in response to current events. [This song] talks about the various ways black people and their allies have protested over the years and how, no matter the method, the responses are often still negative." A video debuted online at the same time.