This time around the sun will rise on the west coast with the arrival of the South Central, Los Angeles rhyme boss, Kenny Kingpin. Verbal documentaries, detailed storytelling with a swift ability to paint mental pictures via his articulate and seamless vocabulary; the newest rider introduces yet another layer from the left coast with astyle he so eloquently calls his very own. "I had a brief vacation at time I felt like I was at the top of my game. I did a lot of ground work out here with the best of the best and I'm back seasoned to perfection. Let's work," says Kenny Kingpin.
In 1990, Kenny Kingpin released his first effort entitled "Notes of a Native Son" under the alias, Laquan on Island Records. The album produced the hit single reaching number 48 on the Billboard charts with "Now the B-Turn" featuring Ricky Bell of Bell Biv DeVoe. The success of the single soon landed him a deal with Rap-A-Lot Records (West) where he would produce his second album entitled "Your Entertainment, My Reality". This time around, he used the alias, Poppa L.Q. Again, he hit the top 100 on the Billboard charts for his song "Why Hate Me."
Maintaining his positioning, he soon teamed up with Luniz member and Bay Area Rap Boss, Yukmouth together with members Dru Down, Gonzone, Tech9 collectively they formed their own rap commission named The Regime. With a musical announcement turned street anthem Kenny Kingpin along with Mad Max and Phat Bossi released "Killaz on the Payroll" a hit throughout both Northern and Sourthern California. Continuing to expand his territory the rapologist teamed up with Portland, Oregon veteran rapper Cool Nuts and super producer, Bosko. In the midst of all single success, the trio simultaneously created his own group called D.B.A. (Doing Business As). In a non-stop climb up the ladder the group released "Harsh Game for the People" and once again a hit was born. Immediately to follow D.B.A. signed with Universal and released "The Album." West artists such as E-40, Kurupt, Ras Kass, WC to AMG all appeared on the effort. The streets buzzed, the radio spins peaked, music adrenalin soared and without warning the record scratched. The rapper known as Laquan and Poppa L.Q. was sent to the Federal Penitentiary for 26 months.
Now verbally armed and ready to blast off into the rap atmosphere, the infamous rapper has been released from prison and tagged Kenny Kingpin by the Ambassador of the Bay Area, E-40. Sharper, polished and incredibly relentless to launch his latest effort "Rubber Band Ready" is the beginning of his success story. "Everything I did before was the prerequisite for the order of business already set to take place," says Kenny Kingpin. On his first single from the album, "Let The Street's Tell It" music listeners will have a complete opportunity to adopt both his rhyme and reason. Just when you thought the West was just about at rest for releasing new talent, yet another fearless rider musically appears and his only request is that the public is all ears.Twitter @KennyKingpin