Who Is?/Official Hype

Published on December 1st, 2015 | by Jameelah "Just Jay" Wilkerson


Who is King Flame? #OfficialHype

As you see your self, who is King Flame?

King Flame is a local underground artist from Albany Ga but now resides in North Atlanta Gwinnett County Georgia. At the age of 15 where he first starts to take his artistic craft serious. Yung Flame which he now goes by the name King Flame has always been a huge fan of music. Not only hip-hop and rap but almost every aspect of music, this played a big role when making the decision that music is what he love the most. Though he was a very talented athlete he ultimately at the age of 18 he decided music and arts would be his career. After handing out his first single at school and performing at his first show which was at a small club the feedback was remarkable which I think birth the idea this could be something epic. Now at age of 30 King Flame has really found his own lane by having a variety of sounds he is a very diverse artist and in my eyes the best unsigned artist period!

Tell us about your current project?

DopeBoiDaMixtape is my current project release on September 30, 2015On DatPiff. Well it is said that you are a product of your environment so I talk about things I’ve seen, lived, and the current situations I face. The summer of 2013 I was charged with possession of a control substance with intent to distribute. This is how I came up with the title to my lasted project DopeBoiDaMixtape. By using this title I knew it would be a good marketing method and also a way to tell my story through song. This isn’t the only reason behind the mixtape title I also was influenced by the things I witness growing up and the things I found myself into made later in life, which made it easy for me to talk about my life and the people and things I was around. This is by far my best work thus far I feel as if I get better on every project I venture into. This project has a wide range of styles and delivery which makes it a very unique body of work and it is sure to set the streets of Atlanta on fire. The main idea is to bring the streets and the trap back to urban music.

What’s happened in your career that makes you feel this is the industry for you?

Well since I started no one has ever told me I wasn’t good at what I do so figured it was meant to be. Then as I got older and started to really getting deeper into my art and I notice how easy and effortlessly it was. I could freestyle over an instrumental and people wouldn’t believe that I didn’t write what I was rapping. I also started doing a lot of open mics all around Atlanta and also had a sit down with 107.9 the local radio station, and they were impressed with my music. I honestly can say all in all the feedback I was getting and always got was positive. Which let me know this was my time to show the world King Flame have arrived.

What makes you the next great happening?

I’ve been chasing this dream for a long time I studied the game I worked on it I always grind hard. And when it comes to practice I pretty much have dedicated life to music, just writing recording and having a freestyle session to various instrumentals I learned from the best that did this before me, and now I’ve found my own and I really believe I am the next great happening. I make the type of music you can close your eyes and see what I’m rapping like motion picture. I’m bringing back real rap with a new style but still have the original recipe hot bars, sharp hooks, and real story lines its not hard to see it’s my time.

Are your currently signed to a label or have any situation in the making?

I’m not signed nor have and situations with any label. I have my own label Get Money Bois Music Group which I am the CEO of. I have no plans on signing to a major label I believe with the way music have gone now in days the internet is the biggest market for selling and marketing music since almost everything is completely digital. More importantly I’m more focus on making revenue than record sales and awards. I’m really ready to start getting show money after I generate a legit buzz in the streets. Because I’m ready to travel and make as much as I can to really finalize my branding. So if my career stays underground I know I will still have the same success as a mainstream artist.

Who and what are your influences?

God first and foremost is the reason for everything I do and without him I wouldn’t be where I’m at today, and Gwendolyn my mother is one of my biggest influences, because to make her happy is my biggest motivation. My hood is also a big influence coming from East Albany Georgia ultimately landing of Boggs Road in Gwinnet County. I’ve seen a lot and personally been through so much on the stretch of road that alone made me want to tell our story. And as far as the artists it’s too many to name from late 60s till current. I enjoy all types of music from Rap, Hip Hop, Blues, Jazz, Reggae and RnB you just never know what to expect from me I’m unpredictable.

What should people expect from your upcoming 2016 projects?

Well I plan to drop another mixtape with just bars over industry instrumentals. I really don’t have a title just yet but I got a few ideas. And of course more videos I feel visuals are very important for an underground / Indy artist to grow a solid fan base. My video production crew NGB are amazing with just the tools they have the outcome is stunning so be on the lookout for more music and more visuals. Last but not least ‘’I AM KING’’ the album will be in the works along with ’’DopeBoiDaMixtape 2 DaReup’’.

Is there anything you would like our readers to know?

All I can say is you will never get another King Flame I am truly one of a kind. It’s not hard to see that I’m different. I feel like the whole music scene is all out of order and I don’t know any other artist that got what I have. I’m real and I make real music that’s has substance and meaning unlike what you might hear on the radio or seen on the tube. We all know the game needs a change and yes I’m the game changer.

Last but not least, HYPE wants to know…What’s your CRAZIEST “Where they do that at?!” moment…

Well I was at the open mic showcase not too long ago, and this guy and some lady literally performed a song that made you feel like you was on a set for a pornographic film. All I could say is where they do that at.

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