K I N G D R A F T
ELECTRONIC PRESS KIT 2018
Recording artist King (aka King Draft) Hails
from the hometown of Parliament
Funkadelic - Plainfield, New Jersey.
Growing up on the gang ridden
west end of the city, King shares
his unique story of how hard
it was to be around, and not
involved. From having friends in
jail to having classmates killed
from gang violence, he rhymes
in an attempt to change the way
things happen in inner cities across
the US. King, the self proclaimed
“hope dealer” is attempting to make
things better for the children forced
into these living conditions including his
own son. Even though he wasn’t involved
in the gang violence, it still affected him
in life changing ways. From being jumped
multiple times to having his front teeth
knocked out at a house party.
King Draft is hip-hop recording artist originally from Plainfield, New Jersey, but he's come to admirably represent independent hip-hop in the Triangle. In March, King Draft and four other local rappers—Konvo the Mutant, $wank, Kelly Kale, and (J) Rowdy—traveled to New York City to compete on BET's reboot of Freestyle Fridays.
His music is certifiably solid. Jerm Scorceses, producer, masterfully samples old soul and hip-hop records and constructs unique sonic backdrops for Draft's raps (see 2015's Kingdom Come). Jerm often favors classic elements such as soul vocals and humming organs, but he's equally liable to lay down hypnotically menacing trap beats. The collaboration proves fruitful again on Two Eyes, a seven-song collection that dropped in June. On "Resurrection," Jerm mashes up seemingly disparate sounds to build a dark and complexly layered instrumental track that leaves just enough space for the methodical bars of Draft and guest rapper $wank.
If Draft keeps this up, listeners beyond the Triangle are bound to catch on.