Joined: January 5, 2010
Many Hip Hop historians consider the year 1985 the last great year of old school rap before the advent of overblown sampling. It was the year that Run DMC released "Walk This Way", the genre's first cross-over single, and Toddy Tee released a West Coast track that foreshadows "gangsta rap". In May of that year another notable occurrence took place; the birth of KO King in Washington, DC. Fourteen years later, KO King (born Keri D. Singleton), relocated with his family to Greensboro, NC where he began to focus on his passion for writing and producing. Since age ten, when his love for music was initially discovered, KO King used his music to express himself and share his feelings. In 2005, KO King co-founded Major League Boyzz, a Greensboro-based duo that later added an r&b singer, and wrote and produced over fifty unreleased songs in the group's four year span. The trio opened up for r&b legends Cameo and Midnight Starr at the annual High Point Festival in 2007 in front of some 1,500 attendees but disbanded in 2009.