CURTISS KING (Inland Empire, CA) – Oh My God (Prod. by JANSPORT J) /// UndergroundHipHopBLOG.comPosted: January 18, 2013
Black Cloud Music presents a new music video from southern California emcee/producer Curtiss King for his song “OhMyGod” (Produced by Jansport J)
The video marks the 3rd official music video release from King’s debut album “Atychiphobia (The Fear Of Failure)” now available on iTunes.
After graduating High School in 2003, Curtiss began creating and circulating numerous mixtapes to his Cerritos college peers. However, now until he joined Myspace in 2005 did he began to gain local popularity for his self pressed projects. In 2007 his production demand got a huge boost when he got a placement on the Vans Downtown Showdown Skate DVD as well as TDE artist Ab-Soul’s first project Long Term with the song “Watch Yo Lady” ft. K.Dot (Kendrick Lamar). Later that same year Curtiss King signed to Rocstarr Entertainment, an up and coming independent label ran by producer Tae Beast and producer/engineer/songwriter Starr Lab based out of Inglewood. Under the imprint he released two well received street albums “Notorious Scholars” and “The Storm On Mars” which boasted features from Ab-Soul & Young Rook as well as production from Tae Beast. Unfortunately after a few years Curtiss and Rocstarr Ent. parted ways, and once again he found himself having to grind it out alone. Where many artists may have been overwhelmed, King saw the setback as an opportunity to go back to school and learn the business. While working part time at Quiznos and consistently recording songs in his home studio, he began to attend Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa. Although many of his rap peers questioned his move for higher learning, King still managed to pass his Marketing, Small Business, and Music production courses with high marks and eventually earned his Entry Level Marketing Certificate. However, shortly after his collegiate accomplishments, he lost both of his grandparents to Cancer and experienced some major financial setbacks. Seeking a brand new start, Curtiss moved with his mother and sisters to the Inland Empire.
Within months of this pivotal move Curtiss King took full advantage of his fresh start. From spitting acapellas at local poetry venues to entering beat contests, he made it a point to engulf himself in this vibrant music scene. In 2009 he saw his fanbase and production demand sky rocket after collaborating with and producing for highly acclaimed artist/promoter Noa James (Sounds of A Monster) and Ab-Soul (“Longterm 2”). Shortly after these collaborations, King’s work eventually caught the attention of engineer/producer/rapper Jynxx, who approached King about signing to his independent label, Black Cloud Music. Under the Black Cloud Music imprint Curtiss began to gain nationwide exposure as an artist with the release of projects such as “Snick @ Nite” “Jet Pack On E” & “DIY”. In 2010 King’s production began to take on a world wide exposure when he was invited to compete in the Red Bull Big Tune beat battle. Curtiss would also see additional worldwide exposure when he scored his first major label placement on Glasses Malone and Mack 10’s album “Money Music”.
Fast forward to the present day and “Baby Sinbad” is still pushing the boundaries of his creativity and tenacity to accomplish his goals and help those around him. In July 2011 King released his highly anticipated EP “DIY” (Do It Yourself) hosted by Ashley Outrageous. Boasting indie favorites such as “Sinbad” “21Sev7n” and “PCC”, DIY was the tipping point for Curtiss King’s career.
Late 2011 Curtiss was given the rare opportunity to produce for a live action video game trailer for the popular computer game “APB: Reloaded”. To date the video has gained over 200,000.
“I got the people’s heart, am I the people’s champ?” is a question the King posed and was later answered in Februrary 2012. After a 97 day campaign fueled by the supporters of Curtiss King, he was invited by Murs to perform at one of the largest independent festivals in the world, Paid Dues.
Shortly after performing at Paid Dues in April 2012, he made more news a month later when he produced “A Rebellion” ft. Alori Joh off Ab-Soul’s album “Control System”. The album “Control System” went on to be #1 on the iTunes Hip Hop Charts.
November 27, 2012 Curtiss King released his debut album “AtyChiphobia – The Fear Of Failure” and peaked at #61 on the iTunes Hip Hop Charts.