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Who the f@*k is King Gordy? He is a unique, slightly twisted, musically anal, morbid music loving MC. He is an Entity. Gordy’s look is just as unusual as his sound and King Gordy’s sound can best be described as a turbulent mix of hard rhymes mixed with edgy guitars and crazy beats. He is a different kind of hip hop artist and he knows he has a hard road ahead of him. Gordy explains, “I already know before people even hear the music they are going to form an opinion about me.” But there is so much more to Gordy than meets the eye. The name of King Gordy’s album is the Entity because, “I am an entity.”
Gordy sees his music as pure, hip hop escapism tinged with tough, touches of reality. Gordy’s sounds a lot like a horror flick, sans the movie. As soon as you hear the first powerful chords of the songs, “In The Darkness” with its operatic crescendos and dramatic lyrics, your heart starts to beat a little faster and the goose bumps start to appear on your arms. “I’m hip hop with a rock and roll twist, the ghetto Edgar Allen Poe.” In the vein of some of Poe’s more dramatic stories, King Gordy takes the listener on a journey with sonically graphic songs like, “Nightmares,” and “Time To Die.”
Another theme throughout Gordy’s music is depression and he knows about the subject first hand. “Depression doesn’t just come from the white side. Rock artists don’t just have a monopoly on depression” You see the results of this depression everyday in the hardened streets of Detroit that King Gordy hails from. It’s nothing but depression hovering in the weed smoke of the toughest gangsters and the bums drinking on the corner. The songs “Situations” (featuring Obie Trice), “Time To Die” (featuring Bizarre of D12) and “The Mask” are excellent examples of the stress and depression inside Gordy’s mind. Speaking of stress Gordy speaks about what happens when stress pushes him past the breaking point in the album cuts, “Stress”, “The Fight” and “We Violent”.
Gordy also appeared as the rapper “Big-O” in the neo-classic film, 8 Mile. “My life hasn’t changed much from being in the movie because my own life is a movie.” In fact King Gordy is signed to the label that released Eminem first, WEB Entertainment. The amazing musical production that WEB Entertainment is known for, including the famous Bass Brothers and Eminem himself, are huge factors on Gordy’s album. Em, Luis Resto, the Bass Brothers and Mark the 45 King all contributed music on The Entity.
While Gordy works with Detroit’s hip hop elite he also performs with his side group, The Fat Killahz. Check out the track “Fat-tastik Four”. The group includes, Marvwon, Shim-e Bango and Fatt Father, the leader of the group. The title of Gordys’ first single is “The Pain”, a sure fire banger with screeching guitar, trunk thumping bass and ear catching rhyme couplets. The same themes and hip-hop/rock beat hybrid-beats on Gordy’s album can also be found in the early incarnations of rap and rock music. Both styles have always perfectly captured teen rebellion and rage. So don’t be afraid to experience something new and check out The Entity, or any of the mixtape projects he has created.
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