The Heat Magazine recently published a feature interview with King EGO, a rising lyrical talent. Check it out here:
(HEAT EXCLUSIVE) King EGO, Hollygrove artist on the rise
WARRIOR: A PERSON ENGAGED OR EXPERIENCED IN WARFARE; SOLDIER;
A PERSON WHO SHOWS OR HAS SHOWN GREAT VIGOR, COURAGE, OR AGGRESSIVENESS, AS IN POLITICS OR ATHLETICS.
New Orleans‘ infamous 17th Ward neighborhood Hollygrove has birthed many a musical legend. And it touts some of the most resilient, unique, talented, and beautiful people that can be found anywhere in the world. Hollygrove is indeed a glistening one-of-a-kind diamond in the rough.
Meet King EGO, another one of Hollygrove’s hidden gems. A fiercely intellectual and artistic leader with the heart of a lion, this warrior leaves no stone unturned in his quest for making some of the dopest music around.
King EGO is one of those artists that never ceases to amaze. From his endless vocabulary to his quick wit and epic storytelling ability, he makes sure to leave his mark on every track he graces.
We caught up with him this weekend and learned a lot of about King EGO. Check out his interview:
Quest the 7th hails from historic Algiers, located on the Westbank of New Orleans. He is becoming well known for being one of the most inspirational and creative modern day music artist and songwriter. In addition, his production style is sought after. He is truly growing into the title of “triple threat”, one he plans to wear well. His style is unrivaled in that his music is traditional, yet influential and is helping to reshape the sound of today’s modern Hip Hop. The visuals for “# 7” were filmed and directed by CRG Films and were just made available on You Tube. It is the first single off of the upcoming “Algiers Chronicles 1.5”, a deluxe edition and a re-release of the acclaimed “Algiers Chronicles” that made its debut in 2017.
One of the goals Quest the 7th hopes to achieve through the release of “Algiers Chronicles 1.5” is to breathe new life into a genre that many contend has become dull, boring and downright unoriginal. Quest the 7th is an original and an epic creator and because of these qualities, he is confident he will be successful in not only changing the current state of Hip Hop, but affecting it positively and creating a lane for talented and like-minded creatives. His ultimate goal is to become known internationally as a Hip Hop innovator, serving as a catalyst for the return of real and intellectual Hip Hop music, fused with mainstays like R&B and Jazz. Quest the 7th has been quite successful in creating timeless art and he looks forward to the future as he continues on that same mission.
“Algiers Chronicles” was released to wide acclaim on August 28, 2017 and is available for purchase and streaming on all major digital entertainment platforms, including iTunes, Google Play, Amazon Music, Spotify, and hundreds more. “Algiers Chronicles 1.5” will be released in the near future. For booking, appearances and features, contact Manager Mike Swift at 504-357-7646. For interviews and media inquiries, contact Publicist Arlene Culpepper of MIKODreamz PR via email at email@example.com.
They say “trends” and “classics” tend to come back around after several decades. We can only hope this is true with music, particularly rap music and the art of emceeing. Will we see a resurgence in REAL, true Hip Hop any time soon? That remains to be seen. Until then though, we can thank sites like Hip Hop Golden Age (HHGA) for keeping the real alive and relevant. You can also count on their countdowns on the dopest albums, artists, producers, and DJs of all time, as well as some of the best playlists you’ll find anywhere.
“Iron Bars” is the creation of four of the dopest emcees to ever touch a mic. The production is pure, unadulterated Hip Hop laced with solid lyrics and a Kool G Rap hook that rivals any verse in rap history. Papoose, Uniqme and Canibus show off their true lyrical skills, with clever word play and a solid flow.
The song from rising star Jay Jones features R&B sensation Denisia.
Jay Jones hit the scene several years ago and has steadily been making moves ever since. This multiple award winning artist is working hard to solidify a position among the greats. His lyrical skills are unrivaled. Jay has toured and performed with major artists, including Lil Wayne, Fetty Wap, Dej Loaf, and more. He was also featured on Fetty Wap’s “The Zoo”, a hit song with a video that garnered millions of views. Jay has also been working closely with Lil Wayne.
Stream “S.I.N.S.,” produced by KC (@KCDAPRODUCER).
The single is from four of New Orleans’ premiere artists, CEO Drama (CEO of Flawless Entertainment), 3D Na-Tee (one of the top females emcees), Kidd Kidd (of G-Unit), and Jahbo (the former No Limit hookman). They collaborate on “The N.O.”, lacing gritty lyrics and clever wordplay over this bass laden track. This is sure to become the new N.O. “anthem”.