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A. KING INTERVIEW


1/30/08: D~Marc back with another interview. This time we linked up with A. King. He is the CEO of Goldzboro City Recordz and they have alot of projects on the horizon. In this interview we discuss his label, his musical tastes, upcoming projects and much more so check it out.

D- Tell me about how you got to music and your influences growing up.





A.KING- Well my influences for music are a lot of old skool 70’s and 80’s singers, rap wise its 2-pac, Jay-Z, UGK and all the early southern rap pioneers, and I would have to say my main influence is my brother E.KING he got me into rapping and gave me the confidence when I spit to actually do this shit ya dig.



D- Yeah no doubt. Your 1st big break in music, when and where did that happen?



A.KING- HELL I'm still looking for a big break lol I got a couple managers hollering at me so it might be soon man.



D- Being from North Carolina and now relocating to Vegas, other than the sound being different what are some differences you notice on the music scene out here?



A.KING- YEAH It's like yall really enunciate and pronounce words out here lol in the south we don’t really do that but im digging the sound out here and hoping to get on a few tracks with some cats out here, but I am the south, from the way I talk to the way I act so imma still do as much as I can with a lot of my fellow southern artists especially from North and South Carolina.


D- It's kind of a melting pot of styles out here. A little bit of everything. Tell me about your record label and how you got it started?



A.KING- Well the label is Goldzboro City Recordz, named after my home town Goldsboro north carolina, we got started in 2005 im CEO and I got a couple acts you know we got E.KING and when I say this nigga is a beast on the mic its crazy like he turned down major label deals so I'm glad to have him he’s my brother/rapper/in house producer/writer/ future president of the label when we get up and running. We also have Big jay he’s a rapper from NC he’s in Florida right now, we got Lone Soldier he’s currently doing a 2-6 year bid in the new Hampshire state pen for armed robbery but he should be getting out on parole this year and im also signed to the label as a solo artist, and we all are a group also the G-City Click.



D- Is it difficult to run the label with you being cross country?



A.KING- Yeah its hard trying to keep everybody on the same page and focused, shit aint how I want it to be at this point but its slowly getting there and were about to start a real push and start making some power moves this year, I want to really have shit popping when I get out of the military in 2010 so I can have my label established.




D- What album or mixtape is set to drop next from the label and what other artists are slated to drop this year?



A.KING- G-CITY PRESENTS EARNED IN BLOOD VOL.1 it has 20 tracks and I promise you that shit is crazy from start to end you wont be disappointed.




D- Any show dates or tour dates scheduled?



A.KING- Naw no shows or tours as of yet we just trying to push this mixtape but heres some sites that you can check us out at, www.goldzborocityent.com <http://www.goldzborocityent.com/> , www.myspace.com/gcityrecords, www.myspace.com/goldzborocityrecords, www.soundclick.com/gcityus, and were on like 50 sites and they all be updated on the goldzborocityent site so check that out.




D- What advice would you give an up and coming artists or one trying to start their own label?



A.KING- Just try to learn as much as you can on the indie level so if you get signed the label cant jerk you and if you start your own indie label just try to stay loyal like don’t jerk your artist and make sure you got a good accountant, manager and you can't do everything yourself you gotta go in ya pockets and hire people for promotion and everything just don’t try to go cheap and do it yourself.





D- Wise words. Well thanks for chopping game with me and doing the interview. Any last words or shoutouts?





A.KING- Yeah shouts out to the whole state of North Carolina , South Carolina , and the whole south in general, shouts out to Vegas and the west coast, my niggas E.King, Big Jay, and lone soldier, my city Goldsboro, NC, and everybody who has or will be riding with us. And check out my electronic press kit at www.sonicbids.com/aking.



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CAROLINA BLUEPRINT VOL.1 HOSTED BY J JCHASE OF THE SLIP N SLIDE DJ'S

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FROM GOLDZBORO NC, THIS TALENTED GROUP CONSISTING OF A.KING AND E.KING ARE HERE TO CHANGE THE LANDSCAPE OF HIP HOP, NO TRICKS OR GIMMICKS THESES DUDES ARE THE REAL THING SO CHECK EM OUT. BORN AND RAISED IN GOLDSBORO NC, AS YOUNGSTERS THEY STAYED IN THE NOTORIOUS COURTYARD APARTMENTS, AND LATER MOVING TO WEST HAVEN PROJECTS, THESE DUDES DID ALOT OF THE THINGS YA FAVORITE RAPPERS TALK ABOUT. E.KING THE NEXT SUPERSTAR IS THE FIRST ARTIST SIGNED TO GOLDZBORO CITY RECORDZ AND THE LEAD ARTIST.FOUNDED IN 2005 BY A.KING. A.KING IS CEO OF THE LABEL AND ALSO A FEATURED ARTIST, INCLUDING BIG JAY AND LONE SOLDIER THE NC HIP HOP SCENE WILL BE TAKING BY STORM AND ITS BETTER TO BE ALLIES WITH THEM NOW OR GET DESTROYED LATER, SO HOLLA AT US AND YOU'LL SEE WHAT WERE TALKING ABOUT.