Music is something that is super subjective, especially Hip Hop. No matter how subjective Hip Hop is, there’s always some talent that is beyond critiquing and you know that this artist is next level. When we heard “Napoleon Hill” by K.I.N.G The MC we knew he was one of those next level talents. He was gracious enough to take time to answer some questions for us. Below he breaks down his Master Pen!
Who is K.I.N.G The MC the artist?
Born Zachary Taylor Boetcher. I am an American rapper, songwriter, motivational speaker, lyricist and spoken word artist. K.I.N.G. is an acronym for Knowledge Inspiring New Greatness. My music has been influenced by the hardships and life experiences I have endured. I was born poverty stricken but purpose filled. My dream of success and overcoming the cycle of poverty is the driving force behind my music.
My purpose is to encourage others to go after their dreams in spite of their circumstances and obstacles they face in their own lives. I hope to inspire minds and touch the hearts of everyone who listens to my music. Take a listen and you’ll soon see that I don’t have to sing to make soul music.
What inspired the lyrical approach to your “Napoleon Hill”?
I was in the process of creating my 2nd project, The Good. The Bad. The Ugly II, and I wanted to incorporate the ideas of an author who had inspired me tremendously earlier in life. It was Napoleon Hill’s book “Think and Grow Rich” that really shaped the way I approach going after my dreams. I wanted to take his message and inspire others to manifest their dreams as well.
In your opinion what is the bar you wrote that you knew would get people’s attention and break it down?
“The EBT won’t be refilled for two weeks we down to our last.A wise man once told me that if you can think it, it’s in your grasp”
Breakdown: When I said “the EBT won’t be refilled for two weeks we down to our last”, I was literally shedding light on the raw reality and struggles my family was enduring at the time. EBT, incase you aren’t familiar, is just the technical term for what many know as “food stamps”, or government assistance specifically for food.
Instead of fabricating lines about all the money I have I’d rather just keep real with my audience, hoping the lyrics are relatable and resonate in some way. The last part of the bar is ultimately the overall message intended with this song. “A wise man once told me that if you can think it, it’s in your grasp”, directly references Napoleon Hill and the idea that anything we can conceive, we can achieve. I feel this may be one of the most powerful lines on the song.
What do you think is the bar that people may sleep on listening to your “Napoleon Hill” and why?
I feel the bar that might get slept on the most is “Me and God like BFFs, how else you think that I could be this blessed”.
I don’t think the average listener will truly decipher the hidden gem here. In this bar I unveil the sole source of my creative abilities, my relationship with God. I am very spiritual so if you decode my music you will find hidden messages like this all throughout.
What would you rate your pen on “Napoleon Hill” 1-10? 10 being the highest?
This wasn’t one of my most intricate flows, but I did pour my life into these lines while connecting the ideas of Napoleon Hill, so I’d say about an 8.
What can people expect next from K.I.N.G The MC?
More visuals, music, and poetry. More soulful vibes.
Check out K.I.N.G The MC “Napoleon Hill” below and follow him on Instagram. Stay Global my Friends!