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VALIDATED: Where are you from and what's the story behind your rap name? 

KING SPILLS: I'm from Barbados, St. Michael's. Raised in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. My rap name came from a session I did in the studio one day in Jersey. I didn't have a name yet so we just got to work. After the first run through the engineer said I was spilling in there. The rest is history.


VALIDATED: Growing up, what kind of music was played in your household?

KING SPILLS: Soca, reggae, calypso, jazz, rap, r&b and country music were all the different types of music played in my household.


VALIDATED: Tell us about your neighborhood growing up and how it influence you?

KING SPILLS: My neighborhood was rough in the mid 80's. Lots of drugs and violence. I definitely became a product of it but I didnt slip through the cracks completely.


VALIDATED: Name the hip-hop artists that have influenced your flow? 

KING SPILLS: Jay Z, Nas, Mos Def, Talub Kweli, Redman, Method Man, Fabolous, Jeru, Teach, Phife, Sadat X, Big Daddy Kane, Heavy D, Rakim, Look G Rap, Sean Price ,Buck Shot, Smiff n Wessun, Special Ed, Chubb Rock, Slick Rick, Andre 3000, Busta Rhymes and a lot more. 


VALIDATED: Is there any one person that over looked you that you want to prove wrong? And why?

KING SPILLS: Only person that overlooked me was Dame Dash. Truthfully I'm not holding no grudge or looking to prove him wrong. I just want to move forward and let God work it out.


VALIDATED: What can fans expect from your upcoming project?

KING SPILLS: The next project, "The King Spills Project Mixtape" is going to be hardcore hip hop. Album material. Universal music that everybody can appreciate. Its just raw hip hop.


VALIDATED: What's your earliest memory of hip-hop, the culture?

KING SPILLS: My earliest memory of the hip hop culture was seeing the "Self Destruction" video. (The Stop the Violence Movement - [1989] By KRS-One, MC Lyte, Heavy D, Public Enemy, Kool Moe Dee, Doug E. Fresh, Stetsasonic, Just-Ice) 


VALIDATED: How did the Pete Rock collaboration come about and what was the experience like?

KING SPILLS: Pete Rock discovered me on Instagram about 2 years ago after a video I did went viral. After that I unofficially became his artist. Now we are gearing up to put out a classic hiphop album for the people. The art of rap. What the games missing.


VALIDATED:  With the recent passing of hiphop greats like Sean Price and Prodigy what are your thoughts on their impact on the culture with albums like "The Infamous" and "Nocturnal"?

KING SPILLS:  Sean Price was a big influence on me. He gave me confidence as well as advice. If he were alive I'd probably be signed to his label but I am blessed to have been able to build with him in the physical. Now prodigy and I never met but we did speak. He saw and heard something unique in me. His death was surprising as was Sean's but again I thank God for giving me the opportunity to build with him.


VALIDATED: Can you recall the moment you fell in love with hip-hop and what inspired you to pursue it professionally?

KING SPILLS:  When I heard "Self Destruction" I fell in love with hip hop.


VALIDATED:  How difficult is it creating your own lane while trying to stay true to you and your brand of hip hop?

KING SPILLS:  Creating my own lane was easy. There is nothing like being yourself and living it. Plus I knew I had the knowledge of hip hop and still learning. Staying true to that is easy once you love it.


VALIDATED:  Tell us about other ventures you're currently working on.

KING SPILLS: Right now my @lifeofacerealkiller page is about to pick back up. I'm working out something with General Mills and Kellogg's. 


VALIDATED: Where can the fans support you and your music online and social media?

KING SPILLS: Listen to my music on SoundCloud/Mr Spills or ITunes/Spills

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