DJ Steel on SiriusXM's Hiphop Nation interviews Carlos Coleman, aka King Los, the Baltimore Maryland emcee who was signed to Bad Boy Records, though now resides with After Platinum, 88 Classic and RCA. King Los goes over his beginnings as an emcee, his surroundings, dumbing down his lyrics, and relate-ability. King Los just recently released his debut album after a plethora of mixtape releases entitled God, Money, War, which holds 14 tracks featuring artists such as: Diddy, Lola Monroe, Ty Dolla Sign, Isaiah Rashad, and Mark Battles, among others. Check out what King Los has to say, listen to his debut album God, Money, War, , and let us know what you think about the king himself: Swagger Boy Los.
King Los describes the classic hip-hop rags to riches success story in his latest video, "Woke Up Like Dat." From Passing out in the trap house to waking up in a mansion, King Los isn't afraid to show off his success in this, After Platinum, directed video. " I'm rich as F*** my kitchen look like benihana/ Homie I'm just being honest, I woke up like dat-" I wish I could say the same. Be sure to check out King Los latest video, and share your thoughts with us.
Michigan-based producer Krip brings along King Los and Pizzle for the latest single off his upcoming GroundWork mixtape. In a recent interview, Lupe Fiasco stated that he thought King Los was a better lyricist than Kendrick Lamar. "Yellow Tape" makes a reasonable argument for Lupe's case Take in King Los latest and let us know what you think.
[Review] Ones to Watch with Skype Presents Kid Ink w/ King Los & Bizzy Crook May 1st @ Phoenix Concert Theatre (Toronto)
When Baltimore, Los Angeles and Miami roll their way into Toronto you can expect a night of great music filled with great vibes, eager fans and a mass amount of dancing. Kid Ink brought his “My Own Lane” tour to Toronto on Thursday, May 1st, 2014 with friends King Los and Bizzy Crook as one of the finals stops on his 2014 North American tour. Fans lined up around the building at 410 Sherbourne Street as they waited to enter the venue for the nights sold out show. Check out the full review after the jump!
"Fate, fate fate fate fate fate"
Good things come to those who wait and King Los has been waiting a long ass time. Having originally signed to Bad Boy Records back in 2005, becoming independent in 2008 and then signing with Bad Boy again in 2012, Los knows a thing or 3 about label woes. But that never stopped him. He has released almost a dozen mixtapes since 2008 and worked with damn near everyone in the game: Ross, Twista, Wiz, Ab-Soul, Dizzy Wright, Juicy J, Pusha...the list goes on. He was even nominated for the 2012 XXL Freshman list but he didn't make it (between you and me, it probably wouldn't have made a difference if he had).
So the question remains: why hasn't he "made it"? Or has he already made it but just isn't getting the coverage he rightfully deserves? I could sit here and speculate about the mechanics & machinations of the Hype Machine all day long but fuck that, let's talk facts: the dude absolutely slays the "Pound Cake" instrumental (a beautiful production by Boi-1da and Jordan Evans). King Los's impeccable flow mixed with clever wordplay and dense lyricism will have you skipping back to the craziest parts just to have it go over your head a second time. Here's hoping Los finally gets his well deserved shine when "Zero Gravity 2" drops.