Dwayne Richenel Kemp was born on February 24th 1988 in Rotterdam, Netherlands. Kemp is the son of 1996 Olympics outfielder Adonis Kemp, a fellow long-time Hoofdklasse star.
He started his professional baseball career at age 17 in 2005 with Curaçao Neptunus of the Dutch Hoofdklasse. In 2006 and 2007 Kemp played with Sparta-Feyenoord of the Dutch Hoofdklasse, and in late 2007 he signed a contract with the Chicago Cubs. He played the 2008 and 2009 season with a couple of Cubs minor-league teams, before returning to play in the Dutch Hoofdklasse in 2010 with Curaçao Neptunus.
In his first year back in the Hoofdklasse, he got named MVP of the 2010 Hoofdklasse All-Star Game. Since coming back to play in the Netherlands, he’s been a good player and a 5-time champion with Curaçao Neptunus , and because of his performances and ability to play multiple infield positions, he earned of roster spot for the Kingdom of the Netherlands baseball team at the 2009 and 2017 World Baseball Classic.
In 2011 he also won a gold medal with the Dutch baseball team at the Baseball World Cup in Panama.