Published on July 24th, 2021 | by Jameelah "Just Jay" Wilkerson0
Who is King Comeback?
Born Cameron Whigham in Atlanta Georgia, King Comeback has a rich background involving music. He graduated from Stone Mountain H.S. where he played percussion and served as drum major his senior year. Along with his love for percussion, came his innate ability to write lyrics. This was discovered when he was 11, his influences being No Limit, Cash Money, Busta Rhymes, Bone Thugs ‘n Harmony, and battle rap culture.
If you could explain who you are now as an artist, what’s different from 6 months ago?
As the name suggests, a Who. I am still recovering from many setbacks I’ve faced in life and while pursuing my career. Despite all this, I am still here working towards my goals (Y’ALL GONNA GET THIS WORK!). As a result, I am much wiser and all the more determined than I was 6 months ago. I’ve also found peace.
Tell me about your current project?
The DEMOnstration mixtape. It is a compilation of freestyles (I call Freemixes) over some of the hottest songs of the day. I plan to use it to promote my album of the same name while demonstrating how I would/could sound on these songs with my peers. It is also my way of competing with these same peers in terms of lyrical prowess.
My goal is to bring true lyricism back to rap and Hip-Hop which were once key components of writing good songs. Now it’s all about the vibe and I get that but I miss those tracks you have to run back to hear what was said and you continue to hear new things when you listen now. I think it’s good to have both which creates balance.
Do you have any tours or shows coming up?
I will be doing a local tour of open mics in order to get my name and face out there more while connecting with people to attend the events I will throw in the future. All of this is leading up to my mixtape and single release parties later this year. Follow me on social media to stay updated (@ComebackGAWD on all platforms)
Do you have a video out yet? If so, when is your release date?
I have a couple videos out already but we just shot the video to REGULATOR which should be ready by the 1st of next month. For now please enjoy B.Y.T (B*tch you Thought), it is available on my YouTube Channel along with all the music released thus far, Please Subscribe! Thanks in advance.
What will you bring to the music and entertainment industry that you feel is unique?
Disability and Gun Violence Awareness. A little bit about me: I was shot after being held up at gunpoint. Secondary to that, I was paralyzed waist down. A lot of rappers glorify street life, gun violence, and killing. I was no different when I was younger. Now I am one of the few Black men that made it past 25 without being dead or in prison. What’s unique about my story is that I landed somewhere in the middle of both of those places in being shot and paralyzed. I came really close to dying that day and in a sense the areas below my injury are essentially lifeless (not really but hear me out). I am also now bound to my chair which has a social stigma that kind of puts me in my own personal prison (nonetheless a box). Aside from that I bring bars, lots and lots of bars which we don’t get too much of these days so it may be refreshing to some.
What was the biggest obstacle in getting to your current career phase?
Largely myself in the past but now it’s stairs, go figure.
What do you want people to get from your music?
Hope. The feeling that they too can beat whatever odds facing them. I mean, if a paraplegic Black man in America can do it, You definitely can too. So quit complaining.
What do you feel has been your greatest life achievement so far?
Surviving it all: The robbery, getting my education, weathering the continual storm that is life.
If you could collaborate with one artist, living or dead, who would it be and why?
I’ve always wanted to work with MJ but Pac comes to mind, so him. I think he would be a better fit for me in terms of songwriting and having an impact on The Community. We both are rappers after all.
If you had to pick one song of yours, that really explains YOU, what would it be?
B.Y.T (B*tch You Thought). I’ve realized throughout my life I’ve always been someone of an underdog. People have doubted, counted me out, and outright refused me opportunities and yet here I am despite all that so B.Y.T.