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The Fire That Birthed The Unstoppable Sammie King

Gracelife Interview

You either know him as or will be introduced to him as Sammie King. I know him as the Kid, from next door. A few years ago, When I was attending a church known as Brooklyn Cathedral of Praise where my Father was pastoring. While in our Sunday morning service, we got news that the building next door caught fire. The doors were left open for residents to come in. That was the day I met Samuel, Sammie King. We can safely say that day changed both our lives. Although the church was there for years and even had a great presence in the community I never crossed paths with him until that day. His growth and desire for more, for God and for the artistic expressions was like a wildfire. He never said no and was always ready. From our seeing him preach, do spoken words, dance and rap to being the man he is today has been great to observe. We got a chance to catch up with Sammie and all the great things he is doing. Here is what he has to say....

 

IFM: Tell us about yourself and how you got started with music?

Sammie King: I fell in love with music as a child in elementary school. I started writing poetry at the age of twelve. In my teen years, I fell in love with God and Spoken Word! I later chose to use my talents for God and changed the content of my music. I graduated from Brooklyn College in 2020 with a Major in T.V. and Radio and with a Minor in Marketing.


IFM: How would you describe your approach to music?

Sammie King: I believe music is versatile. I don’t have a fixed style when it comes to my music. I like my music to take more of a poetic form. I like the genres of Rap, RnB, and worship music! Many of my songs are about the struggle to make it from rags to stability and the struggle of not doubting God and remaining faithful to Him.


IFM: What inspired the song Beast Mode?

Sammie King: My love for God has inspired Beast Mode. This song is a crowd tester. I entered into a remix contest two years ago, while I was still in college and it didn’t win. However, I got an original beat made for it, allowed my friend Shiwan to feature in it, and later shared it on Instagram and my followers loved it.


IFM: What does your creative process look like?

Sammie King: Honestly, I’m naturally creative, so an idea may pop up in my head at random or an idea for a melody and I just roll with these ideas and build on them. I am also a storyteller, so I like to make my songs into stories for my fans and listeners to hear. I am currently challenging myself to write new songs every other day! And I am challenging myself to record at least three new songs or more per week!


IFM: Who are some of your favorite artists? And what about them inspires you?

Sammie King: Tobe Nwigwe - I admire how hard he works. I’ve observed him since the beginning of his career. Ruslan - He gives me feedback on how I can evolve my craft. Common, Kendrick, J. Cole, Andy Mineo, KevOnStage, and artists from Maverick City Music. As well as personal friends of mine who share the same dream as I do. I also observe other artists, what they do as far as their music careers are concerned, how they go after nurturing it, their behind-the-scenes work, and how they incorporate their life experiences within their music.


IFM: Which artists would you like to collaborate with?

Sammie King: On a personal level a lot of my friends that share the same dream as I do! Nobigdyl. I’ve shared the stage with him in the past for a Conference at my church.


IFM: Where do you see yourself in five years?

Sammie King: Ideally, I would love to start a multimedia company that produces Christian content! And for my focus to be more than just myself. I am big on the business side of entertainment. I feel as though my Music, Podcast, and my YouTube channel are the seeds that have already been planted to make this goal possible. I currently work in the Media Industry for an advertising agency. And I believe I will be able to transfer these newly formed skills into the entertainment industry. As well, I am allowing God to lead me in my endeavors.


IFM: If there is anything that you could change about the Music Industry, what would it be?

Sammie King: A lot of artists paint the picture that for an individual to be successful, they need to leave their families behind. My greatest fear is not being a good husband or father. I want to change this image. I already look up to different artists who consider their families as well as their careers in music.


IFM: What can we look forward to from you in these upcoming months?

Sammie King: New Episodes of my Podcast Blessed Creative

More Singles. I’m slowly building a home-based studio. I’m slowly building my Merchandise line can be found @ Kingmerch.org. I am in the process of building an Etsy Store under the name of: Sammie King.


IFM: What advice or message would you like to give your fans?

Sammie King: No one is ever too far gone that they cannot bounce back from their past mistakes! Focus on what you do have! Don’t let a lack of resources stunt your growth as a creative or as a person!


IFM: Where can followers support you and get your music?

Sammie King: Amazon Music, Apple Music, Deezer, Facebook, Instagram, Tidal Tik Tok, SoundCloud, Spotify - under Sammie King


CONNECT

Instagram: Sammie_king_daartist

YouTube/YouTube Music: Sammie King

Personal Website: linktr.ee/SammieKing

Facebook: SammieKingA4G

 

Indie Flex Music Contributors

Introduction written by Fe Nelson

CEO of Indie Flex Music.

Music Industry Professional.

Musician, Producer & Songwriter.

Host of The Indie Flex Show- weekly radio broadcast aired on WILD 106.3FM

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Interviewer

Written by Yeisa Bouie @y.b.saved.by.him Yeisa writes to celebrate upcoming and established artists through opinionated reviews in the category of God and Faith!

Disclaimer: We do not own rights to this music. Music was submitted to us for promotional purposes as per artist and/or his/her management team.


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