Hi King Royal! How are you?
I’m blessed man. The universe has really been working in my favor this year. Everything that the team and I manifested last year is finally unfolding. Y’all gonna start seeing a lot more of me.
Where are you from?
Inland Empire. One of the largest metropolitan areas in California and it’s about 45 minutes away from Los Angeles. It’s about 4.5 million of us in these 60+ cities. In my music, I’m always uplifting and bringing light towards the IE. I’ve always seen myself being the one to put the region on my back so it’s always been personal for me in all my songs. Whether im shouting out the cities, the streets, or the life of the IE in general, you’re always gonna know that this is my section.
How did you get into music?
I’ve been surrounded by music all my life. My parents played all types of music from R&B to rap, and even pop. My dad made music and was a cold producer too. I remember being in the studio as early as three years old, so I’ve always had a huge love for it. But it wasn’t until high school that I started making music on my own. I feel like everything that happened in my life prior, was just for the preparation of everything that was to come. I ended up meeting some guys who all made music. At that time, “sound cloud rapper” wasn’t even a term, so it wasn’t too many people even rapping at the school. We basically were the only ones, which ended up bringing more attention to us. We started making music in the garage off of Garageband. The people really were rocking with everything we were doing. I was able to inspire people at such a young age. At that point, I knew this was the lane for me.
What is your greatest achievement as a musician?
Making my family and my region proud. I really got people out here depending on me, and gaining hope through me. That’s one of the best feelings. I’m not a materialistic person so I don’t give a damn about the cars or the jewelry. Don’t get me wrong, I obviously have jewelry pieces, but it doesn’t move me like that. I rather see my people and myself enjoy life and continue to elevate. And that’s what we’re doing right now so that’s all I need.
What are 3 words that describe your music?
Energetic. Street. Conscious.
I know those might not mix together to some people but I love to give the people a variety. I can relate to the streets but I can also relate to those who are in school or working a 9-5. I also love making music that brings that high energy and makes you feel good. So you can always expect a different approach to each and every song.
What do you want people to take away after listening to your music?
We all have our own struggles in life but it’s all what you make of it. I’m no better than the next person. I’ve done things in my past that are wrong or that I regret. At the end of the day, how are you going to move forward? How are you going to elevate yourself so that you can succeed? When people listen to my music, they’re going to hear it all; the good, the bad, and the ugly. But I can assure you that it’s going to be relatable and motivational.
Who inspires you the most musically?
Life. That’s the easiest way to put it. I don’t talk to people about what’s going on in my personal life. I’m very closed-off. So whenever I get on a beat, that’s my time to tell yall how I’m feeling. I like to talk about things I’ve been through, situations my friends and family have been through, and even thing’s I’ve heard. I try to approach the music from all angles just so that I can reach more people. Don’t get me wrong, its cool to hop on a track flexing and popping your shit, but the people want more than that. Yeah, that’s for motivational purposes but you gotta be able to connect with the people too. At the end of the day though, I have really been going hard like crazy just so I can retire my parents. Im gonna make sure everyone in my section is set for life by the time we’re done with this.
Who is one artist you wish you could work with?
Wayne has always been my favorite artist. I feel like Wayne was damn near everybody’s favorite at one point. I grew up on his music and studied it. So of course I would always love to work with Weezy. But if we’re talking about the newer generation, I’d probably say Lil Durk or Lil Baby. Those guys are snapping right now. I would love to go head to head with any of them in a song.
Tell us about any new music you have coming out? When is coming out? What is it about?
I’ve been finishing my next album titled “Empire’s Most Wanted”. There’s no specific date on it yet just because I’m studying how the game is moving right now, and I realize that I’m gaining a lot of buzz through releasing singles. This album is so special to me that I have to release it at the right time. Im gonna keep dropping singles until the people know and respect my name. I know it’ll be later this year for sure, but I definitely can’t rush this one.
Anything else you want the audience to know about you?
Nothing that’s authentic comes overnight. I’ve put in 10+ years in this rap game and it just started blowing up last year. For anyone out there who is hustling to reach their dreams, don’t let anybody tell you that you can’t do it. There are always going to be minor setbacks along the way but leaving a legacy isn’t easy. You gotta stay 10 toes down with this if this is what you really want.
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