Kingpin X is an artist that has a sound like no other. He derives his musical Influences from artists like Kendrick Lamar, Rakim, Wale and many others. Kingpin X's name comes from him believing and knowing that every person was born into royalty and he expresses it through his stage name. He makes music because he has a love and a passion that no one can match. X had a brother that passed away years ago and he loved rap music so after he passed away Kingpin wanted to make music that his brother could listen to. His lyrics are powerful and clean. You would think that with the aggressive tone that he projects that there is bound to be a curse word flying around somewhere in his songs, but negative. Kingpin X's songs are all clean!!!
Kingpin plays drums in a band and at his local church and even produces his own tracks including other hungry artists in the Tacoma area. He is also a recording engineer and has faith that one day he will own his own recording studio and record label. Kingpin X started producing when he realized that he could do well with his talents. Coming from a poverty stricken household. He says it was hard for him to acquire the supplies and tools needed to produce music. While attending a Tacoma school of the arts, he gained recording knowledge and saved up enough money to obtain his own home studio.
Kingpin x debut album titled “Hardbody” was released in stores on May 22nd 2020. The day the album dropped is very important because that day is the birthday of his late and great brother Ronald Etienne Jr. Hardbody is an album filled with vibes aggressive bars intricate punchlines and hard drums and also deep emotion in the song mindful actions he talks about how many events in his life have effected him many ally and affected the way he thinks also how those events shaped who he is. Other songs such as “conversations reprise is a song that has been revamped in a totally different way from a song that he did in his freshman year in high school and he sampled his own song to make it a love song with different teenage relationships that some how coincide. Speaking of teenagers his song titled Hardbody is a very aggressive and is a motivational song. Hardbody talks about the coming up in music like no other artist can and making his mark in hip hop culture and the rap industry.