They say a journey of 10,000 miles begins with a single step. What if that first step is into a brand-new, foreign land? For Boston-based Rapper, and aspiring mogul, KING Karlemagne, its been a tumultuous journey one that began with a 10,000-mile trip, and with an end yet to be written. Born in Cameroon, a disparate country in central Africa, Karl’s early misfortunes would later help catapult his rhymes into impassioned pleas of survival.
A move to Boston at age nine, while a better situation for the family, put Karl on the early defensive at an age which otherwise would be spent in relative innocence.A native French speaker, the upheaval to an English-speaking land provided what could only be described as a massive culture shock. With hip-hop as the anchor, Karl’s influences of 50 Cent, Michael Jackson, along with his native African tones & drumbeats, allowed him to finally open his sphere of influence and he hasn’t looked back since.
After releasing the singles ‘Kameroonian Gal‘ and ‘Luv Iz Luv‘, Karl is currently back in the studio working on the follow up to 2013’s ‘Foreign Exchanged‘. On his new single “DRUNK” the Cameroon born MC digs deep as he shares some of the turmoils he’s been faced with as of late. “I didn’t just want to make the regular club song about how fly I am, the imaginary money I have, or how many girls I think I can sleep with. I wanted to touch everybody and utilize everyday relatable content to do so; all the while giving the listener something they can have fun to”. You can now stream and/or buy “DRUNK” on iTunes and all other digital music outlets.