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K!NG - Interview 05

Twitter: @KingAliveStill


Tell us your name and a bit about yourself!

What’s good, it’s K!NG (@kingalivestill) from Barely Alive Records. A group composed of 3 artists, Sto (@STO540), JT (@RealJordanT) and me. We all got a crazy different sound that’s why I love working with these artists.

What made you start making music? 

I grew up playing drums as a kid until I quit and started making music around 2 years ago. I started making music as an outlet for depression and it just kinda sprung from there.

Who are your influences? 

My influences are kinda all over the place from Peep to System Of A Down, to Denzel Curry.

What is your take on the underground rap scene right now? 

The underground in my opinion is crazy rn. There’s so much variety and talented artists out rn it’s wild.

What are your goals for 2019 regarding music? 

My goals for 2019 is to get more exposure and to do some shows with the gang. 2019 going to be huge, I plan on releasing at least two tapes maybe an album.

You have 1 person to thank who would it be? 

If I have to thank one person it would be Peep if I could. RIP first and foremost. That man changed my life, got me through the toughest times in my life fr fr. He influences my music, and my life.

What is your process for recording music ? 

My process for music kinda structured sometimes and others not at all haha. I try and write a couple songs before I even get in the studio. Then sometimes I just be feeling a certain vibe in the studio and cook up some different shit.

Any upcoming projects or singles fans should be getting ready for? 

Upcoming projects... let’s see... I got Barely Alive 2 coming out with some crazy music on there with amazing features. I’m excited as fuck to release it. Coming early 2019 and some features but I’ll keep that a secret for now.

What is your favorite part about being an artist/musician/rapper? 

Favorite part about being an artist is I can control what I WANT to put in my songs, whether it be the lyrics, certain emotion, or vibe. It’s just cool to be able to transfer that into a song especially when people get the same feeling from the art as you do.

What impact do you want to have on the world? 

I just want to be able to say my music helped people through rough times and that they can relate.

What are your ambitions with music is this just a hobby or is this a full blown 24/7 lifestyle your embodying? 

Fuck, this a lifestyle I live this shit. When I write some shit like “Promise” or “Energy” that’s emotions I’m really feeling and that shits real.

Who is your favorite artist in the rap game right now and why? 

Favorite artist right now? Damn... that’s a hard one but currently it’s gotta be Tommy Ice, Gunna, or Lil Lotus and of course my brothers Sto and JT they really got hits. All these artists got a different style for a different mood and all versatile as fuck so you gotta respect that.

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