Published on April 17th, 2020 | by Brittany Burton0
Brooklyn Rapper King Xerxes Talks Legacy, Dream Collaborations, & More
As far as music goes, is there anyone who paved a way for you?
My mother did. She paved the way by showing me that a single black woman who came from another country could work to support a family of five still and follow her own dreams. She’s the reason why I’ve always refused to take no for an answer.
I want my listeners to know that I’m a student of the game who cares about the art and the culture. I want them to know that I am an artist and I am music.
If it wasn’t for music, I’d be in the Navy.
When it comes to legacy, what are some things that you do to stand-out amongst the crowd?
I allow my self to step out of my comfort zone. I don’t want to be boxed into just one genre so I take the risk and I make the music that I feel like hearing.
A few months back, your “No Long Talk” video hit a million views. How does it feel to have tons of people streaming your music?
I came from not being able to get a hundred plays in a month. When I hit a million views I felt like I traveled to all of the countries that my video was played. if my music career doesn’t reflect my goals, one thing that I know is that my words were able to travel and speak to millions of people. I know that I was able to provoke some type of emotion whether it brought about joy, motivation, or even a pick-me-up, I’m happy with that because I know how music makes me feel. Music is like a drug.
Do you currently have a dream collaboration with any artists or producers?
I always dreamt of the day that I’d get a chance to make a song with the late great Nipsey Hussle, God rest his soul. I would also like to work with Meek Mill, J Cole, Maroon 5, Damian Marley, Nas, and Burna Boy.
If you could pick one record out of your catalog that stands out the most, which one would it be and why?