We had the good fortune of connecting with GodKing Preach and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi GodKing, where are your from? We’d love to hear about how your background has played a role in who you are today?
I’m from Alief which is a suburb of Houston, Texas. Being from Alief afforded me the privilege of growing up in one of the most diverse communities in Texas if not the United States. I’d say it added to my eclecticism for sure. Alief changed a lot during my journey from childhood to adulthood and it allowed a lot of us to form our own identities in a world where it seems like your path is predetermined due to lack of information or options.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
Being an independent artist is never easy but I’ve fallen in love with the processes. Over time I’ve had some cool experiences including being rated one of the top 20 artists in Texas and having my project be rated one of the top 20 albums to come out of Houston by The HoustonPress in 2013. I learned consistency, belief in one’s self and just sheer desire and will to keep going is essential in making your mark. I want the world to know GodKing Preach isn’t just an artist but a young man who’d like to be a beacon of light in a sea of darkness. I want to influence people to stop being afraid to be themselves and believe in their dreams despite what’s happening outside.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
It’s kinda hard for me to say specific spots because things have changed but I’d I had to id say Domain on Sunday. Hopefully there’s Soul Control event like Electro Bounce on Saturday somewhere like Boondocks. Wednesday I’m hitting Avante Garden for Waves On Westheimer and maybe Brasil for a Beats and Rhymes event with Tony Dark and Heavy The Bluebird. As far as food there’s so much of it and so many good places to eat I’d have to know what my friend was craving.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I want to dedicate my shoutout to Indigo Klan which is a collective/record label my friends and I formed as independent artists.
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