We had the good fortune of connecting with King Shinobe and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi King, we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?
I just got so tired of working for other people! There’s something about going above and beyond for a company that isn’t yours that grinds me the wrong way. I wanted something I could leave for my family. Plus, I had a great support group that encouraged me to go after my dreams!
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
My music comes from a very real place but I pride myself in my approach. Everyone isn’t from my area of the world so I have to focus on things that bring us together, whether it be good or bad. My job as a creative is to paint the visual picture and make you see what you want to see. The thing I’m most proud of is I get to stay true to myself as a independent artist I have all the freedom and control over my content. If I want to try something new or give back to my fans I don’t have to check in with a label or committee. It really takes pressure off me to just make great music and then focus on the business. I’ve been in the business professionally for about 4 years now and this game is very hard to crack into. The most important thing to remember is ALWAYS believe in yourself and make sure you have a plan. Keep adjusting your plan as needed and always stay focused on the ultimate goal. When I started investing more time and money into myself, things really opened up more for me so I would say if you want to make it, work harder than everyone else in the room but remain humble. The thing I want the world to know about me is that you don’t have to be afraid to be who you are in life. We spend most of our lives trying to figure out where we fit in and who we belong around. I’m here to tell you set your own standards. Don’t fit in, be the mold that people use to fit in to YOU! I love making good music and giving people life lessons and great vibes through my music. So everyone light one up, sit back, and take a trip with the King. This is one ride you won’t want to miss 💯👑
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Well my hometown of Camden, NJ is very small so we would explore the cultural foods that are so unique to the tri-state area. Spanish food, Indian, soulfood, you name it we have it! Form Corrines, to Donkeys, to the Bodegas all across the city, our food is second to none. But the real action is right across the bridge in Philly. South Street is always a must for any tourist looking to party like it’s Spring Break in Miami. We also have amusement parks like 6 flags Great Adventure that had a safari in it, so that’s dope. There are clubs a plenty if you are into the nightlife, but if you want to do the traditional tourism Philadelphia is the birthplace of freedom in the USA so there is a lot to see. Liberty bell, constitution, and my favorite sports teams, the Philadelphia Eagles and 76ers play here. Atlantic City is 40min away also if you like to gamble.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Definitely want to thank my MOM for always encouraging me to do more even when she couldn’t see my vision. Long phone calls and sometimes short pep talks really go a long way when its coming from someone you look up too. Also my extended music family for building up my confidence to tackle a new endeavor. I really love my family lol. Also, everyone who is moving towards a goal and can’t be stopped, I’m watching, we motivate each other.
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