In the first quarter of 2014, buzzing Baltimore rapper, King Los decided to once again part ways from Diddy’s Bad Boy Records and Interscope.
He explained to MTV saying, “Forever in the Bad Boy family, just I’ve chose to explore other endeavors just like my mentor; just like Puff.” Further elaborating that Interscope was not giving him any attention or push, and so, chose to be independent again.
Shortly after, Los dropped his ‘Zero Gravity II Mixtape‘ (his twelth official mixtape) which contained a few gems and again displayed his amazing lyrical powers.
In the final quarter of 2014 Los announced a new deal with RCA and his upcoming debut album with Diddy as the executive producer.
Los has been signed to Bad Boy’s twice and in his intermittent career has collaborated with the likes of Kid Ink, French Montana, Ludacris, Wiz Khalifa, Tory Lanez, DMX, Rick Ross and more. He has also received praises from Kendrick Lamar who had said Los’s ‘Control freestyle’ response was the best one released. Yet with 12 mixtapes under his belt, most of which rated highly. King Los is still not a household name.
So today we ask has Los got what it takes to finally make it this time?
There’s no denying that Los can absolutely kill freestyles, but can he make an album that can stand amongst J.Cole Kendrick, and co? Does he have a story the people want to hear? Can he make anthems?
His upcoming debut album ‘God, Money, War’ should hopefully answer all questions, (as long as its not pushed back and drops this year) but, if the first single ‘War’ is any indications to go by then the answer to all questions above would be an un-resounding yes!
War is a refreshingly captivating single that’s all the more relevant considering what’s happening in the baltimore native’s own city. The single premiered last month by HNHH as a social conscious record that showcases his insane wordplay and strong delivery.
I love the hood with my whole heart, it whole heartedly been a part of me in own thought
Process so I digest through my own art
Then Im blessed though I digressed with slow starts
But who else could let the hood out, and tell em when they let God in it brings the good out
There’s also the radio ready DJ Mustard produced single “Can’t fade us ft. TY$” where Los doesn’t hold back at all with the flows and wordplay.
It seems Los is more focused and directed now than ever. We just might get that great album! So now over to you. Will King Los make it this time?
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Words by @ClubTolu