“If you love making music don’t let anybody tell you otherwise, follow your dream but have a backup plan too.”
Check out the interview with King Young exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.
Skilly: Where did this all start? Tell us about your journey in the entertainment business.
King Young: When I was a kid I wanted to be a rapper, but just never really went with it. I used to freestyle all the time as a kid, but when I got older I started to rap and make songs. Making music started my senior year of high school when I got offered to be a feature on THOT GOD’s song “Glock in the Bible” and ever since then I have been making music; that was a year ago.
What would be your biggest piece of advice for the young kids out there trying to do what you do?
Make sure you have a backup plan. Don’t just rely on being a rapper. If you love making music don’t let anybody tell you otherwise, follow your dream but have a backup plan too.
What are some of the hardest challenges and tasks in your position?
The hardest thing would have to be finding shows. I love doing shows, but sometimes it can be hard for me to find some. Another thing that’s hard is finding the right producer/manager. I got a finally ended up finding a really great manager/producer, shout out to Hesh.
We all know the entertainment business is very tough, but what do you find is the best way to promote and advertise your music?
Social media is the best way to promote and advertise your songs. Having a good fan base behind you is also a good way to promote and having the right people on your team because they can help promote and advertise your music too.
Tell us about your city. How are the artists and the fans?
The city I live in is Racine, it’s a small town. I have been living here since I was in the second grade. It is a pretty straight city if you ask me. We have a lot of great artists in this city and a lot of great talent. I love the people that listen to my music, the fans that I got are amazing.
Where do you see yourself a year from today?
I see myself in a year from now doing bigger shows, probably on a little tour, and having at least 1-2 mixtapes out.
Who and what were your biggest inspirations? Who do you look up to in today’s world?
My biggest inspiration right now is Kendrick Lamar and J. Cole. Who I look up to in today’s world have to be G Herbo hands down, he’s one of the best rappers out. I love his flow and how he tells a story. I love his sick bars and how he can collaborate with anybody. He never lets me down when he drops a new song.
How do you feel about the music coming out today? Do you like it?
I love the music that’s coming out today because I make music that’s for our generation. Older crowds like my music, but they want me to go old school for them and I will. I got something up my sleeve, just wait on it. But I do love today’s music. It’s different and unique, we got a little bit of everything.
Where can we contact you and find you online?
Facebook: NLMB King