Today we’d like to introduce you to King Soloman.
So, before we jump into specific questions, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
I was originally born and raised in Brooklyn, NY and moved down to Miami when I was 20 years old. I first started rapping because I had so much free time. I basically started over my life so writing lyrics, rapping, and recording helped me adapt and cope with leaving my hometown. Tariq Allen, my longtime friend would produce all the music however, I never thought about releasing anything. When we first started, it was tough because Tariq would always record me in Brooklyn and I didn’t have a lot of money to travel back to NYC. It definitely took a toll on my music. Without any producer, I had to start working and saving up money and eventually, I was able to get back on track. I started to take the music more seriously, flying back to Brooklyn to record and looking for producers in Miami. Eventually after a lot of hard work, we were able to build up our brand and music and then once we made “Wish Me Well” we knew that it was time to start releasing our music to the world.
Has it been a smooth road?
It’s always up and down. Sometimes you will have the moments that are smooth as can be with no issues, and then other times everything possible can go wrong. Everyday there is a Challenge. One struggle was figuring out how to balance the music and my personal life. Sometimes when you get so caught up in your work it becomes your whole life and I would have days where all I thought about was my music. I had to remind myself that the only reason I was in this position of success was because of the people around me, positively pushing me to do my best. It made me realize that I need to dedicate more time to my family and fiancé because that’s where my energy comes from. Along with dedicating time to just relax and clear my mind. At the end of the day, life should have purpose, and in the long run, taking a step back from work helped me succeed even more in my music.
Can you give our readers some background on your music?
My Name is King Soloman and I am a music artist focusing mainly in rap and hip-hop. I am based out of Miami and I’m most known for my Friday freestyles which I post up on Instagram and all my social media platforms. Every week I find a different location and record a Friday freestyle off the dome, which means that it isn’t written beforehand, it’s all improvisation. I specialize in east coast rap specifically with word flow, rhythm, punchlines, alliteration, personification and imagery. I like to paint a picture in my listener’s mind so not only do they hear a song they can also visualize it and feel the emotion behind the lyrics. What sets me apart and what I’m most proud of is the fact that I am an independent artist without a record label behind me. It gives me complete control of my music and allows me to create an image without the influence of a mainstream label. In an era where everyone copies each other for clout, I chose to blaze my trail differently.
Is our city a good place to do what you do?
I think the rap scene in Miami is very underrated. A lot of artists down here have amazing talent and sometimes it can get overlooked. Like anywhere in the world, you need to hustle and work hard in order to get your music out, and Miami is no different. In order to get some attention and respect from local media outlets, you need to be on your game and showcase music that relates with the area. If someone was starting out, I would recommend NYC because of the networking. I may be biased because I was born and raised in Brooklyn, but the music scene is one of the best in the world, and there is talent on every street corner. On top of that, bars, clubs, event spaces, always showcase local talent and do a great job supporting artists. Miami would need to improve their attitude in order to really improve the music scene. In Miami, people care about the money and it’s very materialistic. If you aren’t a music artist with millions and international fame, then it will be tough to get recognition. In NYC, people respect the talent and let that speak more than the money, cars, and fancy designer shirts.
- Merchandise T-shirt – $20.00
- Website: Kingsoloman236.com
- Phone: 3472003598
- Email: email@example.com
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kingsoloman_/
- Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/kingsoloman_
- Other: https://ffm.to/kingsoloman, https://youtu.be/Yos8ox3GFRs
Tariq Allen; Paul O’ Connor