Having set the bar high, London born and raised Hip Hop Artist Kingpin, made his mark on the underground music scene with his thought provoking social content, explosive rhythmical delivery and high energy stage presence.
He was born in the inner city environment of London, amongst a back drop of council estates, deprived communities, drug abuse and gang culture, an environment which has provided endless inspiration for his lyrical content. At a young age he discovered a passion for music and literature which progressed into a talent for writing and performing.
Those familiar to his work know him for his energetic stage presence, intricate flow and hard hitting words. Kingpin began his career as a hip hop artist by performing on the London underground hip hop scene. He then founded a creative company called Underworld Konnect, through which he masterminded the independent releases of his own debut album ‘The Initiative’ and an award winning collaborative project under the guise of Caxton Press entitled ‘Shame the Devil’. Both of the these projects were critically acclaimed following their publication, receiving praise from Hip Hop legends such as De La Soul and Chuck D (Public Enemy).
With written coverage from N.M.E, Metro Paper, and SBTV, radio support from Capital Xtra, Kiss, Reprezent, Xfm and Itch FM amongst others, Kingpin finds himself working among Hip Hop’s elite which has presented him with the opportunity to perform in the USA and across numerous countries and cities in Europe where he has established a large and continually growing fan-base.
Eagerly anticipated by his audience, “Art of Survival” is Kingpin’s latest album, loyal to the boom bap sound, catchy hooks, and immaculate lyrical finesse yet touching the ever important mindfulness of social observations which he cares so deeply about.
Kingpin certainly does not shy away from being proud of caring about his community, recently on Channel 4 News encouraging young people to grow their own food and look after their health and screening his debut short anti gun film at the Camden Roundhouse which resulted in a Sky News live interview. Kingpin may be mastering his artistic platforms but Hip Hop is his first love. We need more actively productive artists on the scene, make way for Kingpin.