Being a force in the music industry can take an artist on a roller coaster ride especially if he or she does not have the qualities to become a star. With hard work, a tenacious spirit and most essentially a drive for success, anything is possible if you put your mind to it. Recently I had the chance to sit down with independent artist FlyKingi. Not only is he talented and ball of fun, he is well on his way to becoming the next big star. Hold onto to head phone because a new wave of music is coming fast to flood the airways!
Ian Campbell was born in Compton, California and is 27 years old. Since 2011, he has been liberated and wants to sign a major deal with a label within a year. “Since I was 6 or 7, my family always called me king. The name stuck with me and I made the choice to use it as a part of my stage name. With my music, I want to accomplish a “Big Party” for everyone and keep substance in the music. I would love for all my listeners to take something away from my sound such as self respect, self love, and being confident in whom you are”. With that being said, music has the ability to unite people and align our hearts and minds on one accord.
While listening to FlyKingi’s music, the message of confidence radiates through his lyrics. It’s always a good thing to hear artist music and understand what he or she went through via words. No matter how much money you make a year, we are all humans and require food, water, and love to survive in this realm. “The perception of my music is fresh, young, natural and different from anything else on the market. I have a different outlook on the music industry because I am gay and I have the ability to rap about different topics. It’s better content for my listeners to absorb versus talking about the same thing.” Read more on FLYINGI in the latest issue of Kontrol on stands now. (Summer Lust Issue)
By: Jarius Tommillson