We are sharing our recent interview with King Gaines a hip hop artist who has two singles out now currently ‘Mission’ Featuring BDM Drewski & Grind Hard To Shine Hard . He just performed his first live Show at the Brick & Mortar Music Hall in San Francisco California.
Twist Online: Who or what inspired you to get into this industry?
King Gaines: I was inspired to get into the music industry by my friend Derrick he heard me rap before he passed away and told me I had a gift so when he passed I told myself I would take it more seriously but I was young and in to things so I kinda got away from the music then one day my cousin was listening to a beat and i was feeling it lol I freestyled for him he liked the way I rapped and signed me to his label Richburg Entertainment and from there I further developed my writing skills delivery and overall how to structure songs properly.
Twist Online: Tell us about your recent release “Mission”?
King Gaines: Mission which is my first single off of the ‘Grind Hard To Shine Hard’ EP at the time I had lost a good friend I was listening to a beat by King Drum Dummy I wrote out the hook and my verse then as I kept listening to the beat I heard my bro BDM Drewski on the song I sent it to him he wrote his verse we linked up and went into the studio recorded it and released it the video is now out on YouTube and SoundCloud.
Twist Online: You also got another track released recently titled ‘Grind Hard To Shine Hard’. Tell us about that?
King Gaines: Yea ‘Grind Hard To Shine Hard’ is my second single off of the EP it has the same name obviously lol it is produced by notable Bay Area producer JayPbangz the song came about when I was going through a rough time financially and I told myself if I don’t grind I won’t be able to shine in the long run the song is now available on all streaming platforms so check that out my label is behind that one 100 percent and we not done with Mission so ima in a great space right now it’s all coming together.
Twist Online : What kind of response you have received from the releases?
King Gaines : The responses that I’ve received from these releases have been incredible. I’ve been getting a lot of views and downloads on both songs it’s dope to see the fans are actually fuckin with me and for these to be my first two singles it’s motivation to keep going and giving the people more just the overall feedback that I’ve received have been all positive I have producers and artist that’s been hitting me up to collab and work and I’m very thankful for it all fans thank y’all
Twist Online : What attracts you more, performing on stage or working in studios?
King Gaines : I would say performing attracts me more there is nothing like being on stage and seeing the crowd vibing to your music and feeding off of their energy being in the studio is great too because that’s where you create But there’s nothing better then being on stage
Twist Online : What’s your favorite music genre?
King Gaines : My favorite music genre is rap because a lot of my favorite artist that inspired me came from this genre such as Tupac Nipsey Hussle Fabolous Joe Blow And The Jacka just to name a few artist that inspired the essence of me loving this genre so much that I feel it’s now my calling honestly.
Twist Online : Have you set some goals to achieve?
King Gaines : Yes I have set some goals I wanna go platinum in a year I plan on having longevity in the music business I also wanna open up my own marijuana dispensary and have my hand in a lot of different business ventures I wanna show people that just because you come from the hood doesn’t mean you can’t make it even when all odds are against you out here.
Twist Online : Are you working on any other new project?
King Gaines : Definitely I just finished my EP I’m working on my album Welcome To Gainesville this is my debut album and this album is set to give the listener a better insight of me as an artist and as a person in addition to my album I’m looking at designs now for my merch line and mapping out my first mini tour and that’s pretty much it fans y’all can check me out on Instagram Twitter And Facebook username K1nggaines make sure to put the one lol Thank y’all again for supporting me I’m grateful.