(Jan. 9, 2014) – Coming straight out of the Mississippi Delta, home to great blues musicians and dynamic hip hop artists such as David Banner and Big Krit, comes new artist, King Kujo.
What’s the first thought that comes to mind when thinking of the vicious dog out of the Hollywood movie Cujo? It’s probably not a rapper. That may soon change.
Much like other rappers out of his home state of Mississippi, rapper King Kujo too is coming with an undeniable passion based from experiences out of the Delta and his time served in the military.
King Kujo, real name Carlos Joiner, was born and raised in Sasse Apartment projects in Clarksdale, MS up until the age of 10 years-old and didn’t develop a passion for rapping until he was enlisted into the military at the age of 18. While serving duty in the military, Joiner met a group of other soldiers and a musical relationship formed and created what would be Grand 1 Entertainment.
Still an energized young man, it was not at all easy for Joiner to control the attitude he had developed and the almost animalistic urges which the big and aggressive rapper wanted to release, which he could do now in his lyrics.
From his time over in Iraq with his peers, that’s where Joiner gained the name “King” when fellow soldiers would say “Here comes King.” Joiner himself would later add on the surname Kujo.
After completing his second tour in Iraq, King Kujo gained a new level of seriousness for rapping and immediately started making rounds on the hip hop scene when he returned to the United States. Joiner would soon gain a thrill out of performing.
Having already learned from the military to “not be a fake” to anyone, Joiner began crafting his talent, showcasing and performing at open mics which led to him earning first place in the V107.9 Beat Tha Streetz Competition while placing third in the ThisIs50 Showcase in 2012.
Soon after, King Kujo developed and gained experience on a larger scale performing live for acts such as Lil Flip, Chalie Boy and others.
Now King Kujo is ready to take it to the next level of his career with the debut of a solo music release.
Currently, King Kujo is working on new material in preparation of the release of his first single to debut off his freshman album “Da Name Speaks 4 Izelf.”
As of yet, there is no official single readied as King Kujo preps his official entrance into the music scene.
King Kujo is currently seeking management and representation to further develop his brand.
For music or performance requests, and all other artist inquires contact: KingKujo2212@gmail.com or by phone: 662-422-6655.
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