Beat King, the Internet rapper and self-proclaimed “Club God”, is one of Houton’s elite. The rapper/producer is no rookie to the game, but still hasn’t quite reached the mainstream realm…just yet. So what’s a savvy way to push your music? The father of two plays a role in the culture of strip clubs, celebrating women to ferociously and unapologetically be them. So, why not go on a strip club tour? Genius, right? He’s hit up Phoenix, Atlanta, Philly, New York and Miami thus far, pushing his latest banger “Bussibak” .We held a phone interview to discuss how strip clubs play a role in his life, his new upcoming projects, the Houston culture and more.
RESPECT. Magazine: So, you’re doing your marketing strategy a bit different and doing a strip club tour. Tell me more about that.
Beat King: Yeah man, It’s called the Bussibak Tour. A lot of rappers couldn’t do it. I just used my resources and hit up all the managers I knew. The manager of ONYX, Josh — DC, the manager of V Live. We hit up Mississippi, Memphis, Atlanta, NY and just pushed the record. Lou Muzik, Kilo Santana and Kat St. John are also on the tour with me. I actually managing Kat right now and we have a venture coming that I can’t put out just yet, but it’s going to be dope. But yeah, man. We’re just coming together as a collective representing H-Town the best way possible, making music for the people.
RESPECT.: Do you feel like you’re properly putting on for Houston and paying homage to ones before you?
To an extent. I’m from H-Town , so that lives within me. But, on a production level, I’m by far influenced by Memphis. Don’t get me wrong — IT’S HOUSTON ALL DAY– but, it didn’t necessarily influence me. Houston is all about rapping slow, chopped and screwed and talking about cars and I was making bangers, rapping fast. Juicy J is one of biggest influences musically. But, I mean the Houston OG’s f*** with me. They tell me they see me doing my thing. At the end of the day, it’s a new generation so things won’t be done exactly how it once was.
RESPECT.: But what is Houston is your love for the strip club! What’s your fascination with strippers? Why do you love them?
Lol. I wouldn’t say I love strippers. I love females who dance and have confidence. Without them, my shows wouldn’t be live! Go ahead girl, get loose and enjoy the music. It’s something about a woman is confident and doesn’t care what people think. That’s what I like.
RESPECT.: When you’re in the strip club turning up and making music for the strippers to dance to, do you ever think about your daughters Thing 1 and Thing 2?
Because of the music I make, I talk and handle them like dudes. I make sure no f*** n***a can tell them anything their daddy hasn’t already said in a song. They know what not to say. They know what not to do. It’s not easy raising two girls but they are getting older and I’m not going to baby them, dudes are reckless out here. Daddy is going to make sure they are straight.
RESPECT.: Ever thought about leaving Houston?
I almost broke down and moved to Atlanta, but I’m a Texas n***a. I was just getting frustrated.
RESPECT.: With what?
When you’ve hit a certain level people stop f*****g with you so heavy. When you are 6/7 years in the game it’s all about paying. I felt like the love had stopped versus when I was a new artist emerging and that was frustrating to a sense, but I won’t stop.
RESPECT.: Is their a difference amongst strip clubs in each region?
Oh, yes! You see, Midwest clubs aren’t as packed as the southern ones. The south has the best strip clubs. Specifically Atlanta and Houston. Atlanta has a lot of money. A LOT of money. At Houston strip clubs, you can become a star though. The right dude walk in and see you doing your thing, man women’s life can really change. It’s crazy.
RESPECT.: What’s the craziest thing that’s happened on the tour so far?
All the connections I’ve made. 6/7 years and I’ve been blessed to know so many people. DJ Enuff, Vibe, Hot New Hip Hop, XXL, RESPECT. It’s crazy seeing the connections I’ve built. That’s the craziest thing for me. Nothing too crazy anymore. I’m old. My thot years over….Well, you know what. What’s been crazy is having a lot of females tell me I’m the reason they started dancing. S**t like that is weird. I get it, though. My music isn’t the most positive. But, girls who are like 18,19,20 that’s been listening to my music since they were like 13 and 14 years-old telling me I’ve made an influence. It’s crazy, man.
RESPECT.: What projects are up next?
Club God 6 will be out 2017; I’m currently finishing up Gangsta & Stripper Music 3. That will be out November 24th. That’s be geared toward Houston, Texas strip club life.
RESPECT.: That would be dope if you made that into a mini-movie.
I would love to make a movie. I’m not sure if I can act, though.
RESPECT.: What is your goal by the end of the year?
My goal is more geared to next year. Most people know me, but a lot of people don’t. I want to travel more and get my face not only seen but my music heard. I want to meet more people. I want to make my fans aware that it’s more people like them out here.
He ends the tail of the tour in Texas
10/3 – VLive
10/7 – ONYX
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