“My family and my group T.H.C. We’re consistently in the studio every Saturday for about 2-3 hours cooking up something amazing. It’s Kingg Shydee, Coke, Zeus, and I. Each one inspires me because they know my style to the max that they sometimes tell to just go off and always say we’re going to make it.”
Check out the interview with King Malcom exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.
Skilly: How were you able to start your journey in the entertainment business? Where did this all start?
King Malcom: I started in the summer of 2014 when I started getting more into being a rap artist. I found myself always writing, always spitting and listening to instrumentals all through college. I always thought about taking it serious, but I never thought I was that good until my female best friend said to me I should share my stories and talent.
What are some of the creative ways you use to promote your music?
I promote my music through social media which is kind of unoriginal nowadays, but I’ll spit a verse or make a freestyle and catch it on video.
What is the greatest challenge you face in today’s entertainment business? How do you overcome them?
A challenge I face now is out performing someone on their song. I say that because I consider myself a future great and no one even knows it yet. I overcome them just by creating and flowing to myself or just hop on the phone with my T.H.C. members and we have a cypher on the spot.
How is the music scene like in your hometown? What do you like about it and what don’t you like?
I’m born and raise in Newark, NJ and The music scene is very unique. Jersey is between New York, B.More, and Philly so the styles are mixed. There’s nothing to really dislike because the songs and culture of my city “The Bricks” creates your character.
Where do you think the future of music is going to be? How do you feel artists can be more a part of it?
The future of music is making a u-turn because people are more into the lyrics. Be more creative if you’re trying to be part of it if you ask me.
What advice can you give to other upcoming artists and musicians trying to achieve success?
I would say create a style and your own sound because sounding like everyone else will not really separate you from what you’re trying to be.
What inspires you to write your next song?
My family and my group T.H.C. We’re consistently in the studio every Saturday for about 2-3 hours cooking up something amazing. It’s Kingg Shydee, Coke, Zeus, and I. Each one inspires me because they know my style to the max that they sometimes tell to just go off and always say we’re going to make it.
What are the steps you take to make a song?
I always get something green to smoke and actually listen to some smooth jazz and old r&b songs and switch constantly to different genres such as hip hop and rap because the lyrics and sounds are compatible. Then I search for an instrumental depending on my mood and freestyle it first and then try to create a hook and write down lyrics.
What do you think makes a great song?
To me it’s the flow and the beat. The beat has to emphasize your emotion and the words you’re saying at that moment and time.
Where can we connect with you? Can you give us your social media links and where we can contact you?
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