columnBy Sheriff Sanko
Kingdom of Freedom is comprised of two singers cum lyricist namely MAKA J and KING P. Residents of the Kombo North settlement of Banjul-nding, the duo stars have been long working underground to make a surprise appearance in the country entertainment scene.
Starting their career way back in 2010, the duo artist cum song writers currently wrote about 315 lyrics but due to their lack of some knowledge electronically they lost 200 lyrics to computer viruses. As a matter of fact it's not many who were born to sing but this duo stars clearly stands out as their ability on the mic and song writing skills is just exceptional. 'LYRICAL ENCYCLOPEADIAS' being their sobriquet they never slide down to the lost but rather kept their heads higher and moves on.
Their first song 'HIT ABOVE THE PAGE' was a hit followed by series of cloudburst releases thus attracting more fans based in ther short spell. It's destiny that brought them up together in the same slum. As a matter of fact-MAKA J is a native of Bansang a 260 miles away from Banjul-nding while KING P from Kombo Coastal settlement of Tanji about 20km far. Both attended the Banjul-nding Upper Basic School and later MAKA continued at the Gambia High School while King P proceeded to King to Rose Kali International High School, where they both sat to their WASSCE finals and graduated.
Their love for hip hop music is unquestionably and they've listen to the these genres all their lives, from New York to Tokyo, East Coast to West Coast, London to Hong Kong, Lisbon to Kingston, Stockholm to Windhoek, Washington to Wellington, Bangui to Banjul the list goes on.
Hip Hop being is their passion singing it their profession, a POTENCIAL realized in late December 2009 after an OPEN MIC concert organized by The Black Lynxs. From then their ability was visible for all to see and sooner than anticipated they were making waves, they talents was quickly noticed especially in their home town of Banjul-nding.
Withmuch work to be done in reshaping the current situation of the country's hip hop Industry , this duo stars enter the scene with a clear mission to make a real impact so as to move the country hip-hop sector to another level.. "Some Rappers concentrate a lot on filling their wallets than spreading the message.
Rap is more than just ENTERTAINMENT!. The rap mbalax is way too not the solution because it is only design for the Gambians; it could only be subscribed by the Gambian.We need it to be better than that, we need to go beyond borders, and that's what the KINGDOM OF FREEDOM represents to HIT ABOVE THE PAGE".