Introduce yourself to everyone that doesn’t already
know who you are.
Wow introduce yourself…
(laughs). What up world?! This is ya boy King, artist and songwriter
extraordinaire, wait, just playin’ with y’all. I ain’t that cocky (laughs). I’m
currently signed under Poe boy Entertainment, my management Hiram Group CEO Big
Chuck now you got my scoop on how to find me lol
Before we get into your music, can you describe your
history about how you got into the industry and what inspired you?
I started off as an artist
in the Bahamas. I use to be in a group called “NVV” (pronounced Envy). We
first achieved success in 2003 with our first single “We Make Hits”. That song
received a lot of radio play and … After the release of our debut album, the
group decided to go our separate ways and that’s when I made the decision to go
solo. I began making trips back and forth to the United States, working and
networking with producers, writers, artists and other industry figures. During
this time I began working with Bad Boy South and my first placement
professionally was with an artist by the name of J.C. who was signed to the
label at the time and the song was called “Who Is King?” Since then my career
has taken off.
As of right now, who in the industry would you say you
listen to on a regular and would probably like to work with in the near future?
I have no preference, but
whoever it may be, whether it’s an artist, producer, etc, they have to be ready
to take it to the next level because I strive for greatness with each song I
Who are some of the artists, producers and projects
that you have worked with in the past?
Black Dada, Wynter Gordon,
Qwote, Ballgreezy, Kulture Shock, Mike Bless, MIMS, Drew Sidora, Red Eyez,
Spliff Star from Flipmode Squad, Gorilla Tek, Blackout Movement, Gloria Valez,
Jim Jonsin, Soundbreakers, The Agency, Street Symphony, Remedy, Trina, Jamaican
artists Cecile and Red Rat and many others.
Your new project, arguably your biggest to date, How
did the hit single “Million Dollar Girl” for Trina featuring Diddy and Keri
Hilson come about?
Damn lol that’s crazy! I
met C.P. Hollywood like a week before I did the record. C.P. called me one
night, like two weeks after I met him and he said “Yo I got a track for you to
try your hand at writing too. I went by his studio, chopped it up with him and he
played the beat. I vibed to it, one thing led to another and I came up with the
melody and the hook instantly. Man, we laid the reference, sent it in to the
label and once again one thing led to another and it’s her single today.
Are you happy with the feedback you’ve been getting
from the songs you’ve
released so far?
Coming from a small island
in the Bahamas with international music now is feedback within itself but in
reality yea man I’m always excited to see the public response I would get on my
records but a little scared at the same time you could call it that stage
fright feeling without the stage (smiles).
You have a buzz slowly building now the Trina record.
How are you going to keep it going?
Man the same way I’ve done
it before. Even when I didn’t have a record on the radio I kept my name alive
in the industry by doing hot work consistently. My grind never ends, real talk.
What makes King unique as an artist/songwriter and
different from your competition?
I mean everyone has their
own twist that got them in the game. If I tell you my secrets, then I’m not
different anymore. You just gotta listen, my work speaks for itself.
We know you have been working with many major and
independent artists and making a name for yourself in Miami as well as other
states how did your relationship with Poe Boy come about?
Chucky! Chucky! Chucky!
lol that’s my dude. How I met Big Chuck? Same story as everyone else. I guess um let’s
do a quick reenactment “Yo Chuck I’m a songwriter”. He said “alright boy, I
hear this all the time. Send me some tracks”. So I emailed him some joints and
some placements I already had also songs I had on radio then he hit me up said “yo,
I like this joint you got called “Started Tonight”. We laced it with the new
group Kulture Shock which is
currently signed on the label and has it in their possession with a few other
records I wrote with them.
What are you currently working on?
I have a lot of upcoming
projects in the works too much to name right now and I’m not just saying that
I’m actually keeping it one hundred.
How would the fans go about contacting you?
Hit me up on my email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for providing 24hourhiphop.com with this
exclusive interview, any last words for your present and future fans?
Nahhh just the usual man,
I’m on my New York sh**. “I’m fu**in hot son!!!” lol get at ya boy, peace.