Artist Interview: King shadey
Tell us about yourself and your music
My name is Lashay Payne, but I go by the rap name King Shadey. Grew up in Oakland, California with my two grandparents. Got the name shady because I used to be a real shady person, who didn’t care about anybody but myself. The king part simply cause I am a young king, so put them together you get King Shadey.
Talk to us more about your latest release
My Latest mixtape I’m working on is called 300 demon. Looking to drop before the summer is over.
What inspired you to write this release?
Basically, being a young black male in America you go through a lot you’re constantly fighting demons. This tape is about me fighting my demons
Any plans to release a video?
I have a video out right now for a song I did with 3xog, and belouishi. Real rap called “Facts”
Any plans to hit the road?
Next concert coming up Aug 4th in Stockton, California with Lil Boosie and Webbie. My whole gangs performing
As an indie artist, how do you brand yourself and your music to stand out from the rest of the artists out there?
I really interact with my fans. Without fans as an artist, you’re nothing.
Who have you been listening to lately?
I’ve been listening to a lot of Future, Gucci Mane, Sada baby, Fmb dz, Cash Kidd, Mac Dre, Mistah Fab, Sob x Rbe
Tell us about your passions
If I’m not focused on music I’m with my son anything else is irrelevant lol.
What else is happening next in your world?
After I drop the mixtape I plan on coming right back and drop one called fuuuck cancer. Doin it for my brother Shawn he was recently diagnosed with cancer, so all the proceeds are going straight to him
Thanks for an awesome interview, Shay!
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