King Combs joined Swaggy Sie to share how he linked with Kodak Black on “Can’t Cease Gained’t Cease,” how he’s constructing his personal private legacy, and what’s to come back. SoundCheks are a Hip Hop Nation (Ch. 44) collection that spotlight artists’ new tasks and places them middle stage to carry out their music. We linked with King Combs about what he plans on doing for the subsequent technology of hip-hop.
The interview beneath has been edited for readability and size.
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Swaggy Sie: You been so busy, and I need to say congratulations on the whole lot you might have completed. How has this wave been for you?
King Combs: Thanks. You understand I bought my new single, “Can’t Cease Gained’t Cease,” out proper now. The individuals are loving it. We had been primary on essentially the most used sounds and stuff like that.
Swaggy Sie: You’ve been doing style reveals, you’ve been at homecomings, you hit up the BET Hip Hop awards, so it’s positively giving “Can’t Cease Gained’t Cease.” The BET Awards was your first time acting at an award present. What was that like for you?
King Combs: That was loopy, I’m not gonna lie. It was a surreal second. I’m used to going with my pops, which is a blessing, however to be there to carry out on my own was dope. I at all times envisioned myself doing that.
Swaggy Sie: You’re no stranger to stardom and the cameras. Had been you nervous in any respect?
King Combs: I’m not gonna lie, normally I don’t get nervous, however this time I used to be nervous. I used to be like aw, man this The BET Awards! We on the primary stage, that is loopy. It was like pleasure, you understand? I been eager to do it.
Swaggy Sie: How do you cope with these nerves when it occurs?
King Combs: You understand, I simply keep prayed up. I pray to God. I identical to to bounce it off and simply vibe.
Swaggy Sie: You’ve been within the studio, I’ve been listening to one thing is getting cooked up. What’s occurring? A brand new mission?
King Combs: New warmth is beeing cooked up. A brand new mission is about to drop quickly. Keep tuned. We’re going to drop some singles earlier than that.
Swaggy Sie: Do you’re feeling just like the singles are the wave proper now?
King Combs: Yeah singles are positively the wave, however I’m positively excited for the followers to listen to my mission although. I really feel like that’s one thing I’m going to be pleased with once they lastly get to listen to that.
Swaggy Sie: You understand how to place a artistic mission collectively from head to toe. Do you’re feeling like your artistic course of was totally different for this one?
King Combs: Yeah, I really feel prefer it’s a bit totally different. You understand like, during the last two years, Quarantine and stuff I bought to love evolve as an artist. I really feel like this one will likely be for positive the perfect one but. We bought hits on hits on hits there I been stacking them up so I can’t watch for the individuals to listen to this.
Swaggy Sie: I grew up in an period the place music made you’re feeling good. Do you’re feeling like that’s lacking now?
King Combs: Yeah it’s lacking a bit of bit, however that’s what we’re about to deliver again proper now with my new single “Can’t Cease Gained’t Cease” and my subsequent mission. We’re positively going have individuals simply feeling good, make them wanna dance, and simply have an excellent time. It’s not at all times about taking pictures different individuals and all of that. You need to unfold positivity too.
Swaggy Sie: You got here from that really feel good period too. Whenever you put collectively data like that, do it’s a must to look to your dad generally for the stamp of approval? He is aware of successful when he hears one.
King Combs: You understand, he’s positively the final word stamp of approval. If he be like “for positive that’s successful”, then we bought one. You understand, he don’t play about that.
Swaggy Sie: You understand you been exterior loads. Is there something that you simply look in direction of proper now when it comes to sounds? Is there a sound that you’re gravitating in direction of?
King Combs: For me, I prefer to go off no matter strikes me immediately. I can’t mess with any beat. It needs to be a beat that I caught a vibe proper off the rip. It needs to be one thing that I like and I can hear all day. I’m not too specific about sounds, like, I’m not in opposition to 808s or sure several types of drum patterns. So long as it makes me really feel good.
Swaggy Sie: From the surface wanting in, some individuals might imagine “King Combs has all of it”, however for you that is perhaps totally different. What does success seem like for you?
King Combs: I do know my household has been profitable, and my pops has loads of accolades however me myself I need to achieve success. I need to have my very own legacy, and my very own awards too. I really feel like I’m simply beginning, and I actually have much more to show. We’d like some Grammy and trophies too, man.
Swaggy Sie: You and your father [Diddy] be exterior. You’re the first Father and Son duo to be on the charts on the identical rattling time. Congratulations! What’s that influence like for you?
King Combs: It’s positively dope. I been watching my pops and I by no means actually wished him to retire. I wished us to kinda like, be doing it on the identical time, so for us to each be on the charts on the identical time…is a blessing.
Swaggy Sie: What was it like placing this file along with Kodak?
King Combs: It was enjoyable, even right down to the music video. We had fun. It was a vibe.
Swaggy Sie: Kodak doesn’t dance an excessive amount of. How’d you get him to bounce?
King Combs: Nah, he was like “We gotta dance within the video. We gotta go loopy.” Haha. I used to be like “Okay, guess let’s do it!” So we needed to pull the strikes out for that one.
Swaggy Sie: I do know you gifted him that Unhealthy Boy chain. Why was that necessary for you?
King Combs: I felt like with that music, he was one in every of us. You understand? It is a huge second in my profession, and this a giant second in each of our careers. We about to go number one collectively. Pops even stated “Yo, we gotta give him a sequence.” too. So we made it official.
Swaggy Sie: Earlier than you go, I gotta ask you what’s subsequent?
King Combs: A tour about to come back. We coming to a metropolis close to you. Keep tuned. Keep tuned for the mission as we speak. It’s coming actual quickly. Comply with ya boy @kingcombs. Let’s get it.