King Spyda
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King Spyda

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The best kept secret in music


"Hip Hopper is King: With win at South Shore Plaza, 18 year old now in finals of talent contest"

BRAINTREE- When Richard Jean-Baptiste grabs a microphone and spits verse, you can't help but nod your head. And, for him, that's exactly the point. "I want people to move" Jean-Baptiste, 18, of Mattapan said. "I don't like to make sad music or "cry" music. I like to make dance music- jump-out-of-your-body music. Jean-Baptiste, a rising hip hop artist known as King Spyda, was one of about 30 local teens who took stage last night in the preliminaries of the third annual Simon DTour Live Talent competition at South Shore Plaza. Their music was piped through two 300-watt speakers, giving mall goers a reason to set down their shopping bags and listen.

Jean-Baptiste took home the night's top prize: a spot in the finals. He is one step clors to his dream of Hollywood superstardom. - The Patriot Ledger, 8-5-2005


"Locked (Clean)"-Currently being played on Boston's 94.5 radio station

"Game on Smash"-Airplay on Boston Hot 97, 2005


Feeling a bit camera shy


Born & raised in Boston, Richard Jean-Baptiste aka King Spyda began creating the music he often heard in his surroundings since the age of 9. His passion grew and through years of developing a signature sound, his musical style reflects his life growing up with tales of deceit, hustle, desire, and happiness. Add loyalty and strength bred by strong Haitian roots and you have a versatility unmatched by any multicultured artist before him. Over the past 13 years, King Spyda has worked with various artists on projects with roles ranging from rap entertainer, solo artist, ghost writer, and artist developer.