What's up Leafers? Welcome to the latest edition of On the Rise where we interview upcoming hip hop talent. Today's guest is hip hop artist, King Pryce. King Pryce is a rising talent straight out of Brooklyn, New York. King has a classic NY flow that we've all grown to love over the years. He's also a lyricist with a gritty New York edge. His vibe is similar to NY greats such as 50 Cent or DMX. King's music is strong enough to catapult him to the next level and we are here for the ride. Thankfully, King had some time in his busy schedule to catch up with us. Check out the interview below.
Westleaf Staff: What's up King? We love your sound. When did you start making music?
King Pryce: 2004 or 2005 is when I started actually recording myself.
Westleaf Staff: Nice. Nice. What city do you represent?
King Pryce: Brownsville, Brooklyn.
Westleaf Staff: How did you create your stage name?
King Pryce: I'm a hustler. I rap, own a studio, and shoot videos. I hustled in the street. To get something you want you must always pay the Pryce one way or the other and simply I gotta get paid hence the name Pryce. My son's mother always said I'ma king so I adopted the name.
Westleaf Staff: That's real. So how did your early life shape your interest in music?
King Pryce: Traveling to my birth state North Carolina to see family influenced my interest in music. I got introduced to my first cassette mixtape there. I was fascinated with buying blank cassettes and filling the lines on the back of the case with songs off the radio or even dub songs off my cousin's tape. My uncle used to draw Wu Tang signs on absolutely everything lol.
Westleaf Staff: Who is your biggest Musical influence?
King Pryce: Jay Z, 50 Cent, Biggie, Tupac and DMX.
Westleaf Staff: Those are some dope choices. What has been the defining moment in your music career?
King Pryce: Dropping my first studio release called "Conversations with a King" out now streaming globally ...go play that lol.
Westleaf Staff: What makes you a unique artist?
King Pryce: I’m versatile. Not afraid to talk about shit. Not afraid to show emotion or vulnerability. I’m not too tough to show I’m human. Most rappers won’t smile cuz they think it’s weak. You can’t be tough all the time. Stop bangin' on bacon. lol
Westleaf Staff: What does art mean to you?
King Pryce: Self expression. A manifestation of your inner thoughts and feelings translated into your desired form of art.
Westleaf Staff: Where do you see your music career going over the next few years?
King Pryce: Mogul status overnight boss watch me work lol.
Westleaf Staff: Describe music in three words.
King Pryce: LOVE. HATE. ART.
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