Born and raised in Flatbush, Brooklyn, 21 year-old rising Brooklyn rapper King Staccz blurs hard-edged trap music with lush instrumentals and a light touch. He grew up studying classic NYC rappers like 50 Cent while absorbing pop-focused sounds like Madonna and Lady Gaga from what his mother would play in the house. Coming in to the music scene in 2017, he’s released multiples singles independently. In 2019, he released his biggest hit to date “Pretty Face,” which caught the attention of an A&R at Polo Grounds Music. Soon after that, King Staccz signed to Polo Grounds Music and RCA Records. Combined, both versions of “Pretty Face” currently has over 40 million streams worldwide. It also has over 50 million views on Tik Tok and been used in nearly 1 million videos created on the platform. Staccz is an artist unto himself, blocking out the rap world around him in order to craft his own singular style and sound. “I want the world to know who King Staccz is,” he proclaims. “I want people to be like, ‘This is the kind of kid I want to hang out with.’ When I make music, I put my personality into it, and I want people to know who I am. I’m your friend, and inside the music, Staccz is there.”Rising Brooklyn rapper He released his viral visual to “Red Light” two months ago via Polo Grounds Music/RCA Records. Shot in New York, the trippy, colorful visual mirrors the infectious, bouncy beat of the track.
Initially released on his YouTube channel and SoundCloud, “Red Light” began growing rapidly with its viral moment on TikTok. It currently has more than 200K+ organic videos have been created on TikTok using a snippet of “Red Light” and top influencers such as Addison Rae, Sienna Mae Gomez, Avani Gregg, Bryce Hall, Griffin Johnson, 24Goldn and more have posted a video with the song. Not only has King Staccz hit over 1.2 million followers on TikTok, but combined, the “Red Light” audio has generated nearly 4 million streams and counting.
Last year King Staccz released “Pretty Face (Main Course),” the extended version of his hit single “Pretty Face.” The release of the extended version coincided with his signing announcement with Polo Grounds Music/RCA Records, marking his first major label release. Combined, both versions of “Pretty Face” currently have over 40 million streams worldwide across all platforms and nearly 1 million original videos created on TikTok.
We got a chance to speak with King to discuss his viral hit “Red Light”, his musical inspirations growing up, his admiration for 50 Cent, goals for 2021, being signed to RCA records + much more. Get into the interview below.
Hows Everything On His End.
“Red Light” Visual
Musical Inspirations Growing Up In Brooklyn
50 Cent Admiration
Goals for 2021.
What RESPECT. Means To Him.
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