As the West Coast continues to dominate the rap game, another new, rising emcee is emerging from the streets of gritty California, ready to lay claim to same the lineage that has given us acts such as Dom Kennedy, Boogie, Buddy, OverDoz, Anderson .Paak, Vince Staples, Skeme, Problem and the TDE Camp.
Enter Oxnard-born, Long Beach-raised King Harris II. In a way, Harris — the son of a preacher — was born to clutch a mic. As coustin to Jay Rock, the young upstart, who has suffered through multiple setbacks with the law, has decided to focus on his music, even forming a close-knit relationship with the Strange Music camp, as well as TDE. “I was rollin’ around with TDE for a good two-three months. I had just as much access to the studio as anybody else. Top Dawg would call my phone to have me pick up the check or whatever,” reveals Harris.
After having collaborated with E-40 on “Thirsty,” King Harris is now ready to break ground on his new album, Nightmare On Wolff Street — with an assist by Oh No. The LP, named after the street he was raised on, will feature The Game, Ray J, plus The Mekaniks.
Listen to the intro/title track, “Wolff Street” below and stay tuned for more from King Harris.