Artist Spotlight: King Plu

What is your name? KING PLU Tell us a bit about yourself/background I AM A RAPPER, LYRICIST, MUSICIAN, PERFORMER, AND SINGER...



What is your name?


KING PLU


Tell us a bit about yourself/background


I AM A RAPPER, LYRICIST, MUSICIAN, PERFORMER, AND SINGER/SONGWRITER. I AM BIG ON PUNCHLINES, METAPHORS AND NUANCES. I PAINT PICTURES WITH WORDS AND I USE THE INSTRUMENTATION AS MY CANVAS. I AM AN ARTIST.


When did you start doing this (art/music/production/design etc.)?


I STARTED MAKING MUSIC IN 2004 AS AN ARTIST/SONGWRITER AND VOCAL PRODUCER. I WENT THROUGH 2 RAP GROUPS, PLAYED AT MAJOR VENUES ACROSS THE COUNTRY, OPENED FOR MOST OF THE ELITES FROM DRAKE TO FABOLOUS, WALE, RICK ROSS, J-COLE, SLIM THUG ETC. COLLABORATED WITH ACTS LIKE LIL FLIP, C STONE, and PAPAREU ETC.... I TRANSITIONED TO MAKING NIGERIAN MUSIC IN 2014 AND IT HAS BEEN PHENOMENAL. SEEMS LIKE EVERYTHING I DID MUSICALLY WAS PREPARING ME FOR THIS MOMENT.


How was the reaction/feedback from those around you (family/friends)?


IT WAS GREAT ACTUALLY. MY MOM WAS ALWAYS INTO MUSIC SO IT WAS COOL. FAMILY AND FRIENDS ALWAYS KNEW I HAD AN EAR FOR MUSIC AND POETRY SO SEEING ME ACTUALLY LIVE IT OUT WAS GREAT.


What inspires your art?


MY INSPIRATION COMES FROM THE STRUGGLES I'VE FACED IN MY LIFE, THINGS PEOPLE AROUND ME WENT THROUGH THAT I WAS ABLE TO WITNESS AND I HELP THEM TELL THEIR STORY. AND ALSO MY MOM, MY FAMILY, MY CHILDHOOD AND MY ENVIRONMENT.


What is your favorite piece and why?


I DON'T BELIEVE I HAVE "IT" YET LOL. TRUTHFULLY BECAUSE I AM A BIT OF A PERFECTIONIST AND I AM MY WORST CRITIC. ASK ME THAT QUESTION IN MAYBE A FEW YEARS AND I'LL BE ABLE TO ANSWER THAT LOL


Who would you like to work with /who inspires you/ which artist do you admire?


UMM! I THINK A COLLABORATION WITH NASTY C FROM SOUTH AFRICA WOULD BE DOPE, I LIKE WHAT THEY'RE DOING OVER THERE, THAT WHOLE HIP-HOP MOVEMENT AND EFYA FROM GHANA. I LIKE HER SOUND. I TRY NOT TO LISTEN TO TOO MUCH OF WHAT'S OUT THERE COS YOU TEND TO SOUND LIKE THEM OVERTIME.


Future Plans?


MY FUTURE PLAN IS TO TAKE OVER THE NIGERIAN HIP-HOP/RAP SCENE ONE RECORD AT A TIME, ONE FEATURE AT A TIME, AND ONE SHOW AT A TIME. RIGHT NOW I'M FOCUSED MORE ON BRANDING AND PROMOTING. I JUST RELEASED MY PLUMIX 2016 AVAILABLE ON SOUNDCLOUD AND THE FEEDBACK HAS BEEN CRAZY SO THAT'S GOOD. SETTING UP SOME MORE SHOWS; LOCALLY AND INTERNATIONALLY, DROPPING A FEW MUSIC VIDEOS AND THEN MY HOMECOMING TRIP TO NIGERIA IN APRIL 2017


What advice do you have for anybody out there who wants to be an artist like you?


ALWAYS HAVE A STUDENTS MENTALITY, NEVER STOP POLISHING YOUR ART, THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX, NEVER STOP FIGHTING, AND PRAY!


King Plu
Twitter: @KingPlu
Soundcloud: King Plu
Instagram: @Kingplu

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