What's up Leafers? Welcome to the latest edition of On the Rise where we interview upcoming hip hop talent. Today's guest is, King Moss. King Moss is a Tallahassee rapper making major independent moves. With over 22,000 monthly Spotify listeners, King Moss is quickly on his way to making a name in the industry. Check out King's interview below.
Westleaf Staff: When did you start making music?
King Moss: Music for me started very early. I actually began rapping in middle school with friends before and after class, but I didn’t record anything til I was about 17 years old.
Westleaf Staff: How did your early life shape your interest in music?
King Moss: It played a big part, if you ask me. Everything I saw growing up in Florida made me the person I am. Taught me how to carry myself in life, how to manage my hustle. My early life is a crucial component of who King Moss is today.
Westleaf Staff: Who is your biggest musical influence?
King Moss: Being from the south, it’s only right that my list is filled with southern rap. T.I, Young Dolph , Gucci Mane, and more influenced me growing up. Each of those artists has influenced the type of music I create when I am in the studio.
Westleaf Staff: What makes you a unique artist?
King Moss: I’m a unique artist mainly due to my authenticity. My music is an open book to my life. The challenges, the ups and the downs, the smiles and the tears.
Westleaf Staff: What does art mean to you?
King Moss: Art is anything that can be illustrated. Whether it’s visually, sonically, or mentally, it's art. Art is in all of us, and some use their artistic skills to propel them to new heights.
Westleaf Staff: Describe music in three words.
King Moss: The Ultimate Cure.
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