Today we’d like to introduce you to King Shinobe.
Hi King, so excited to have you with us today. What can you tell us about your story?
King of a lost city!
Hi, I’m King Shinobe and I’m an artist, community activist, and canibus advocate. Growing up in Camden is like most inner cities, you make the best of what you have, you survive, and you pray for a better tomorrow. Crime and poverty are the main influences for my city. I came from a time where it was better to be great at being bad than it was to be average at being good. Looking back at my early teen years I think that made me want to get out of my area and explore more places similar to my own. The thirst for knowledge and passion to discover myself helped shape the artist I am today. I’ve done almost anything you can think of as a youth and I’m blessed to be here to tell my story. I realized that to become successful it starts within yourself you really have to trust who you are as a person and believe in your abilities! The turning point for me was moving to Baltimore and having my first daughter. I started looking at the world from the view of a protector and not just a survivor. Yeah, Baltimore definitely made me grow up fast, I consider it my second home, along with Atlanta. I found my purpose in life which was to tell my story through my music, and let other people who are or were in my shoes know that it’s ok to be yourself. Elevated thinking and a Royal mindset is key to achieving what you want in life. Believe you are the boss of your life and become the greatness that awaits you!!! Now I am a community leader, canibus advocate, mentor, and friend to all who support my mission to uplift and encourage our families and communities to strive for excellence!
Can you talk to us a bit about the challenges and lessons you’ve learned along the way? Looking back would you say it’s been easy or smooth in retrospect?
There are challenges along every step of the way! From trying to turn an idea into reality to getting people to support your vision, it can be very frustrating to stay the course. Remember life is unexpected so just be prepared to roll with the punches.
Can you tell our readers more about what you do and what you think sets you apart from others?
I am King Shinobe a Hip-hop artist from Camden, NJ. I paint lyrical pictures of life from many perspectives and angles. My style is a blend of early 2000s Hip-hop with today’s sound. A little southern drip mixed into an East Coast mentality. Living life like a King both mentally and as a leader among my peers is what I strive for. I try to encourage everyone to be the best version of themselves and to maintain excellence. The music serves as a soundtrack for the motion picture we call life. I’m most proud of my latest album CROWN which dropped Feb 20th, 2022. It’s the best body of work I’ve released so far and it’s like my baby. My realness sets me apart from other people in my craft. I tell it like I see it and people love and respect my genuine personality. You can’t stand out if you’re afraid to stand alone. My vibe is just different 👑
So maybe we end on discussing what matters most to you and why?
My Kids, family, loyalty, integrity, and respect. These are things you can’t fake. Family is who you choose it to be not just your biological family. I definitely need to be able to trust you for you to be in my circle. The money and success will come eventually, but these qualities are the foundation for a great team and leader to achieve the goals set out. Remember to build a great family and make sure everyone is in position to be great. That’s what it’s all about!!!
- Email: Kingshinobe@gmail.com
- Website: https://linktr.ee/KingShinobe
- Instagram: http://instagram.com/King_Shinobe
- Youtube: https://youtube.com/channel/UCnCigEjVBKEHS_CZ5NaDiwQ
Muhammad Johnston photography