Armed with an irrational confidence backed up by his skill behind the mic, KINGMOSTWANTED is not afraid to kill your idols. Putting a fresh spin on a series of very familiar sources, KING shares F#*K YO SAMPLES, a new mixtape. Bringing his brash San Bernardino energy to each instrumental, KING attacks beats from Biggie (“Hypnotize”), Ice Cube (“Check Yo Self”), and even the Fresh Prince (“Fresh Prince of Bel Air”), rushing headfirst with a youthful energy and a torrent of disrespectful punchlines. Curated by DJ Five Venoms, the official DJ of Rolling Loud, the tape is home to “High Power,” a “Hypnotize”-quoting banger that became one of the 8PETOWN rapper’s most popular songs, racking up over 3.6 million streams on Spotify in just two weeks before being removed, as well as “Ice Ice Challenge,” a Vanilla Ice update that is currently trending on TikTok. In addition to the sampledelic bangers on the tape, F#*K YO SAMPLES is home to “Play Ball,” which has over 1.5 million streams across platforms, and recent single “The King Way” (300k streams across platforms). F#*K Yo Samples is currently available to stream on SoundCloud.
The new mixtape arrives as KING prepares for the upcoming release of Time For The Throne, his next project. Borne out of KING’s unique creative process–he thinks of his rhymes, organizes a flow, and then works with the producer to craft a beat around his words–Time For The Throne bursts with the confidence of a 19-year-old kid convinced his music will take over the world. The San Bernardino native’s music is restlessly propulsive, influenced by the current L.A. scene but veering in unexpected directions. The Inland Empire sound is a bit more spartan, and more danceable–it’s no surprise that KING has a massive and growing fanbase on TikTok. Featuring the recent single “KUNG FU WARRIOR” ft. AzChike & FrostyDaSnowmann, and the romantic “Couple Questions,” Time For The Throne arrives this November.
The leader of a burgeoning rap scene in the so-called Inland Empire–an area east of Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley that is more populous than nearly every American city–KINGMOSTWANTED has been bubbling in his city since he released his single “No Case” in 2018, when he was just 15. Since then, his star has only continued to rise, taking a leap when he released “In My City,” a hometown banger featuring his 8PETOWN associate MCM Raymond, which generated over 15 million combined streams and over 1 million video creations on TikTok. Since the release of “In My City,” he’s been a favorite on TikTok, with over 173k followers who devour his every release, including Charli D’Amelio-approved “Different Varieties,” and he’s capitalized on his viral success with exciting projects like 2020’s FRESHMAN YEAR, which featured guest spots from AzChike and Quin NFN.
With Time For The Throne, KINGMOSTWANTED looks to deliver on the ambitions of his artist name and elevate to elite status on the west coast scene.
Listen to F#*K YO SAMPLES (Hosted by DJ Five Venoms):
F#*K YO SAMPLES tracklist:
- High Power (The Notorious B.I.G. – “Hypnotize”)
- Cali Loving (Ice Cube – “Check Yo Self” (Remix))
- Do It
- 2000 Funk (Sugarhill Gang – “Rapper’s Delight”)
- Ice Ice Challenge (Vanilla Ice – “Ice Ice Baby”)
- Play Ball
- Fresh King (Will Smith – “The Fresh Prince of Bel Air Theme”)
- The King Way
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