King Mez, is a 25 year old emcee from Raleigh, North Carolina. He may be new to some, but he already has the respect of many of his peers, collaborating with 9th Wonder, J. Cole and Rapper Big Pooh (of Little Brother). Last year he dropped his Long Live The King Project to rave reviews and helped him garner even more attention, now he is in a position to catapult to the top of the industry.
He was introduced to Dr. Dre by Rapper Big Pooh roughly a year ago and since then, he moved to Los Angeles and made key contributions on three records, “Talk About It,” “Darkside/Gone” and “Satisfiction” on Dre’s Compton album. King Mez and Justus have also been credited with writing most of Dre’s verses on the Compton album. The North Carolina native shared an interesting tidbit with the News And Observer’s David Menconi, about Dr. Dre’s second album 2001, “It was the first CD I ever bought with my own money,” Mez said. “Funny how things happen. I was listening to Dre and Snoop and all these people, and I wrote Snoop’s verse on this. It’s an honor to be a part of it.
“Dre is somebody I’ve always looked up to,” he added. “Maybe the biggest ever from both an artistic and business standpoint. There won’t be another like him. I tell him all the time, I feel like I’m a younger him. I hope it plays out like that”. You can read the entire piece here.
And below is an exclusive freestyle he did for Beats1 Radio recently.