Reigning from the Inland Empire is 19-year old phenom, KINGMOSTWANTED. When you look at promising youthful artists, factors like old neighborhood legend status or online media virality are seen as solid expected markers for accomplishment later. From the outside looking in the West Coast music scene, rap fans most likely only think about Los Angeles or the Bay Area. However, all the sections that make up the music scene are much more than that. In the last couple years, we’ve seen the Inland Empire rise to become their sound, KINGMOSTWANTED has become a centerpiece of this new musical landscape. The 8PETOWN rapper is back with his latest project, Time For the Throne.
Noah: How you living?
I’m living good bro, everything is good, it’s for the win.KMW
Noah: Time For the Throne your album is out now, Talk to me about the process making this album?
It was pretty easy. Most of the songs I been had done, I was just perfecting them. The project kept getting pushed back, there was some things I had to handle on my side. It’s been done for a while though.KMW
Noah: What was the time frame you made this project in?
The project kept getting pushed back, there was some things I had to handle on my side. It’s been done for a while though.KMW
Noah: What does that title “Time For the Throne” mean to you?
It’s just what it means. It’s time for the throne, you feel me? It’s time for the win.KMW
Yeah I already knew those were gonna blow when I made them in the studio. “Couple Questions” is one of my favorites.KMW
Noah: Before the album, you dropped a classic-rap sampled mixtape called F#*K YO SAMPLES hosted by DJ Five Venoms, what made you wanna rap on those samples?
The clearances, that shit is bullshit. Fuck that shit bro, so it’s really fuck them samples. I’m gonna put it out anyways.KMW
Noah: Was there any pressure rapping on some of the most famous instrumentals in hip hop history?
Not really, I feel like I really deliver well on the old school beats, it’s pretty easy. After I did “High Power”, my manager was telling me to do a couple more, I did a couple more, and I started liking it even more.KMW
Noah: What do you think about the overall IE music scene?
It’s going good right now, there’s a lot of talent I see. I feel like we’re doing our thing.KMW
Noah: You really blew up on to the scene in 2019, how do you think you’ve grown as an artist from then?
I feel like I’m improving after every time I drop something. Now that I’ve dropped my album, I’m going up & up more now.KMW
Noah: Are you going to shoot visuals for some of the songs on this album?
Yeah definitely. I have some done, & I want to shoot two or three more.KMW
Noah: What overall input do you have on the treatment of your music videos?
I be putting my little input in in the beginning, but I usually just tell the camera man to do his own thing. He’ll send me the treatment first, and anything I don’t fuck with I’ll take it out. That’s how we come together.KMW
Noah: Overall, what do you want the audience to takeaway from this album?
It’s a whole bunch of different feelings on there. Different vibes, every vibe, & every feeling on there.KMW
Time For the Throne is out now on all streaming platforms, go listen.