In 2010 Anthony "Durty Keyz" James from production duo Burd & Keyz passed away suddenly from a bacterial infection called Streptococcus. He was 23 years old. Before he passed, he had started a project called Keyz of Life. In his honour his production partner Andrew "Burd" Liburd decided to finish the project. Featuring artists like Kardinal Offishall, Luu Breeze, Nickelus F, SonReal, Blake Carrington, Shi Wisdom, A-Game, Omar Lunan, Promise, Redway, Rich Kidd, Rochester, Divine Brown and more, Keyz of Life not only pays homage to Keyz but also to his flourishing home city of Toronto. Set for a December release, Keyz of Life has already garnered critical acclaim for its singles "R.N.T." by Rich Kidd feat. DJ Grouch and "LoveSpeak" by Shi Wisdom feat. KJ:
"Producers Burd & Keyz put down some lovely chords over a a flip of the "Let's Ride" drums and the way Shi Wisdom comes through, it might just top the original Dilla track as your new favorite." - OkayPlayer.com
released 13 December 2011
Produced by Burd & Keyz except: 01 produced by McCallaman, 05 produced by T-Minus & Burd & Keyz, 13 produced by T-Minus.
Executive Producers: Anthony James, Andrew Liburd & Reza Dahya