The beauty of hip hop and rap music is the fact that it can evolve into whatever it needs to be for that particular generation or era; however the fact still remains the same: people just can’t get enough of it. I believe upcoming artist King Lloyd has a true passion for hip hop and rap music because he studies the genre and isn’t afraid to take risk with his music. He is just like many new artists starting out, trying to figure out their sound. After many chances and experiments, King Lloyd has found his niche and sound. The young artist hailing from Houston, Texas is on his way to being something special to this rap game. Since he is headed in the right direction, it is safe to say that he will be around for the long haul.
I got a chance to interview King Lloyd to talk about his sound transition, his artistry, passions and some cool random facts about him. Peep the interview below.
Tell us about yourself and your music.
King Lloyd: I’m a rapper from Houston TX. Don’t smoke, don’t drink, I just read comic books, play basketball, and rap. As far as my music, I’m just a different dude. I like all aspects of hip hop rather if it’s boom bap, trap, battle rap, I just like it all. So when I make music I like to incorporate all of it into one.
How would you describe your sound?
King Lloyd: I had no sound until recently. When I first started I wanted to be real hiphop-ish, then I wanted to do horrorcore (don’t judge me), then I was just lost and didn’t know what to do, I was kind of just rapping. Now I’m making music that I truly like. I’m combining everything I like about hip hop into one I feel. I have some recent songs in the vault that are insane.
Talk about the experience making your song/mixtape.
King Lloyd: I just dropped “3” which was my EP. It was really my third life in music where I found myself. And I felt the project was kind of me saying goodbye to the old stuff. I released the last bit of older tracks I liked. Now it’s time to move forward and keep making this good music I feel I’m making now. So it was fun just getting the weight of vaulted tracks off my back and start fresh with a blank catalog.
What are you currently working on? Any new projects? Shows?
King Lloyd: I’m always recording, I try to get 3 songs recorded a week because I do have a job so I feel 3 is fair. I am currently talking business and music with my boy Complexx (who is a very intelligent artist), and we are talking about launching a rap team and movement that is going to be dope. Hopefully we can put out some music together soon. Right now we are just in the organizational process.
What has been your biggest highlight in your music career this far?
King Lloyd: I’d say hearing the progress I’ve made over the years has been almost mind blowing. And hearing my music I’ve been making lately that hasn’t been released and thinking, “man, this shit is amazing”. I really feel like after 6 years of rapping, I’m just now finding my stride.
Name your ideal collaboration: mainstream or independent artist(s).
King Lloyd: I’ll give you one of each. Post Malone would have to be my mainstream guy. Dude just can’t miss. Everything he makes is fire and I would love to just chop it up with him and make a hit. The other one, King Los. I think he’s the best rapper in the world. As far as being able to tear your head off with bars, then come back the next day and make a turn up trap song for the radio. It amazes me.
Name something random that people do not know about you.
King Lloyd: Well I said I love comic books and basketball. Another thing is I’m a huge acting/movie/tv show fan. Like the technical part of it. Script writing, camera angles, acting reactions, stuff like that. Ever since I first watched “Key and Peele” I just fell in love with sketch comedy which made me want to study it and then made me a terrible person to watch a movie with. I’m such a critic.
What’s one thing you have learned or discovered while being in the indie music scene/industry?
King Lloyd: Your work ethic needs to be top notch. I know dudes who aren’t really good but have a nice fan base just because they are constant and are always working at something. You have to outwork everybody. That’s what I try to do.
What can we expect from you in the future?
King Lloyd: Better music, maybe some merchandise, basically just getting better and always improving in every aspect. Anything else you would like to share with our readers?
King Lloyd: The takeover is coming soon. Just make sure your on my team when it goes down……… And stay in school.
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