The ‘double Y’ at the end of King Perryy’s name happened because he was tired of the identity clash between himself and late American Saxophonist King Perry on the internet. He needed to differentiate his brand from the American’s because of verification, Wikipedia searches and the ease of finding his music on the web.
Can you give me a brief backstory on your single, “Man On Duty”?
King Perryy: “Man On Duty” is a song I recorded on the 1st of January, 2018. I got back from church and went to the studio. I had just graduated, then I got the whole deal so I was happy you know…
When did you first figure that you had the talent for music?
King Perryy: I have always loved music. I have always made music for fun. I had one very big laptop I used to make beats with because I produce too. I would sing to my beats and record it on the laptop. I wanted to play my stuff to my friends but I couldn’t do that because they were not sounding too good so I decided to enter the studio. For the first time, I recorded my song. I think I did a cover to ‘Wiz party’ or something. I started getting a few numbers of girls and stuff. I saw my sound going somewhere so I thought to take it seriously.
What qualities of Timaya’s artistry do you admire enough to emulate in your music?
His consistency. He has released a whole lot of bangers. He evolves every time. I love that about him. In the next 10 years, I still want to be here.
Beyond the artiste and executive producer relationship, what’s your relationship with Timaya?
King Perryy: He’s a big brother. He is like a father figure. If you meet him for the first time you would know he’s someone that likes to care for anybody. The first time I met him, he just went to his room and brought one of his favorite clothes, and he was like, “do you like this? Take”. I was like wow, just like that? We are like family.
In the music industry right now, who are you feeling the most?
King Perryy: Every artiste out there doing music. I’m the kind of person that likes to go out there on SoundCloud and listen to people’s music. Apart from the A-list that are doing very well for themselves, putting Nigeria and Africa on the map, all my friends are making good music. There are doing really well.