King Midas Speaks His Truth With “James Bond”
Hailing from Montreal, Canada, King Midas is an eclectic rap artist who has been establishing her craft since he discovered hip-hop at ten years old. King Midas began freestyling at 16 years old but didn’t try his hand at writing until a year later. At 19, King Midas took a break from music and it wasn’t until 2016 that he picked up his pen again. His debut album “Called Kross” was released in 2018 and King Midas has been unstoppable since. King Midas’ latest banger is old school hip-hop inspired track titled “James Bond” (produced by DJ Radiohead). This track blends a smooth melody with a modern twist. “James Bond” starts off well and continues to build in a refreshing way throughout. There are moments of varied melody, beat refrain, and rap, that help create something structurally intentional yet still always rhythmically entrancing and connected enough to envelop the listener. There’s a mild intensity to his vocal style and delivery, suggesting that King Midas means what he says. Worthy production meets with subtle creativity and a clear understanding of today’s hip hop landscape within “James Bond”. A truly impressive track from a bright up and coming artist!
Give “James Bond” a listen here and read more with King Midas in our exclusive interview below!
Hey King Midas! Welcome to BuzzMusic! What inspired you to first begin making music and releasing it to the public?
When I got back into Rap in 2016 i wasn't sure if i was gonna be any good anymore because up until that point it had been 5 years since I last wrote a rhyme or a song so when i recorded what i recorded i ended up liking it and at that point i realized that i was talented so it just made me want to continue and share it with social media.
You seem to be an artist that puts more thought into his lyrics than most. What can you tell us about the lyrical depth within “James Bond?
I've Always been a thoughtful person as well as Creative. As far as lyricism is Concerned i take pride in it because im in love with poetry to make words rhyme and at the same time still make sense and convey a certain message whether positive or negative is just a beautiful concept to me. Also, My favorite is Nas and in my opinion, he's the greatest lyricist to ever pick up a microphone.
Since you’ve been making music for several years, how would you compare some of the earlier material you’ve written to your newest release “James Bond"?
To Compare it i Would say that my earlier Work like the Kross album is the old me and my newer work like the James bond track is the new me not content-wise but Progressive wise i feel like I've progressed and got better with the rhyme patterns and the flow.
We’ve also been bumping your album “Called Kross”! Congratulations on that. What have been some of your proudest or most memorable moments in music so far?
I haven't had many yet but one would be when I opened up for lecypher 2 months ago at the bootlegger l'authentique in Montreal.
We really appreciate you chatting with us about your incredible music! What’s next for you artistically? Does your creativity manifest itself in other ways?
I'm Working On my Second Album M.I.D.A.S and as far as my Creativity is Concerned as i said I've always been a creative person I actually have a couple of storylines that I have yet to write Screenplays out of.