Dwelling from the newly unearth underground hip hop scene of Detroit, King
Gordy is determined to make you believe the name. With his hair braided
into the configuration of horns and an unapologetically big-boned crew
called the Fat Killahz, King Gordys is not your usual emcee. His skills on
the mic and who-the-fuck-are-you confidence attracted the crowned king of
Detroit, Eminem, to do three tracks on his debut album, The Entity. A hardcore Kurt Cobain fan, King Gordy dubs himself the ghetto Edgar Allen Poe,
and like Poe he is able to poetically delineate the depression he has
witnessed in the streets of Detroit with foresight and a passion that is
both dark and real. With every new hip hop act sounding just like the next
hip hop act, King Gordys visually-shocking lyrical style, grimy reality
themes, and affinity for rhyming of rock like beats make him stand out.
After playing the part of Big-O in 8 Mile and dropping his album, all of
Detroit is starting to recognize, now he wants the entire hip hop community
to know King Gordy.
Allhiphop: Describe the feel of your album, The Entity.
King Gordy: Its hip hop with a rock edge, its something new. Its
something like people aint really doing. Its a whole new feel for hip
Allhiphop: You said that you feel hip hop saved you life, what do you mean
King Gordy: Cause I was selling crack in vacant houses and sh*t. All my
niggas was robbing niggas, making niggas get the f*ck on the floor. So its
like that sh*t saved me man. Cause I know if Im broke, broke as hell and I
know you got it, Im gone take that sh*t flat out, cause Im not gone starve
and you eating. So this rap sh*t saved me.
Allhiphop: You did have a problem where you went to jail?
King Gordy: Yeah, Ive been to jail, selling heroine and sh*t man. I got
caught in a raid and ended up doing 9 months, which wasnt sh*t cause its
the county and I knew everybody. Plus I was still written rhymes will I was
Allhiphop: When you came out, what made you want to put 110% into the rap
King Gordy: People was saying I was hot, people was say I was there, so I
pursued it. Its easy for your friends to tell you its hot, but when other
people that dont know you saying you hot cause they just hearing you rhyme,
then you got something going.
Allhiphop: So it was that buzz on the street that propelled you to full
King Gordy: I was knew I wanted to be something, I was always gone do
something in music cause Im musically inclined. I put a 110% into because
this is my life this is what I do, and if Ive been writing since I was
eight years old something told to do this, so thats what I did.
Allhiphop: Getting back to the album, its pretty dark.
King Gordy: Its morbid.
Allhiphop: Talk about that.
King Gordy: Its how I be feeling at the time, sometimes I feel violent,
sometimes I feel depressed, sometimes I feel morbid or whatever, so Im just
giving you how I feel at that time, its my emotion, thats all.
Allhiphop: Why is the name of your album the Entity?
King Gordy: Because Im my own spirit, so I feel like there are no
boundaries with that name.
Allhiphop: How did you land your deal?
King Gordy: My man [Bizarre] from D12, he heard me and like what he heard so
he hooked up with me and took me under his wing. I started doing songs with
him and he started introducing me to people. And one he had come up to Web
Entertainment which is Mark and Jeff Bass, they are the CEOs and the cats
that pioneered Marshall [Eminem]. And so I was playing some sh*t for
Bizarre, they heard it, they liked it, so they called me in for a meeting
like man we think you got something going, you got horns on your head, you a
good guy and you rhyme fierce, so we broke Marshall, now were gona try to
Allhiphop: How was making the album
King Gordy: The album was headed a whole bunch of different directions
until I said let me do me, let me do what I feel I would like to do, cause
see I make music for me, I dont make music for the average consumer. So
the average consumer might not buy it, but they might buy it if they tired
of listening to the regular shit.
Allhiphop: How did you get your part as Big-O in 8 Mile?
King Gordy: I just went down there and auditioned?
Allhiphop: How did you hook up with Eminem?
King Gordy: Im on Web Entertainment, so it was bound to happen anyway. Em
had been seeing me in the studio doing my thing and my manager had talked to
him about giving me some beats or whatever, so one day he just walked into
Web like man Gordy I heard you wanted some beats, so he gave them to me
and its history.
Allhiphop: How was it working with him?
King Gordy: Its beautiful, Em is a work horse, he inspires me to just stay
in the studio even when I aint doing nothing, just to be in the element of
it. So I love Marshall.
Allhiphop: You said your music has a rock edge to it, what do you listen
King Gordy: I listen mainly to Kurt Cobain.
Allhiphop: Does that influence your music?
King Gordy: It doesnt really influence it, but I relate to Kurt so thats
what I listen to. Its like Kurt felt how I felt, thats why the name of my
second album will be The Kurt Cobain Theory. But right now the album is in
stores man, The Entity?
Allhiphop: Whats up with your group, The Fat Killahz?
King Gordy: Awww, the world famous Fat Killahz, there is none before and
there will be none after. You have the incredible, Marvin Wonderful, the
you have Shim-e-Bango aka the black Chris Farley, then you have me King
Gordy the great, aka, Gordy Cobain and you have the leader of it all, the
founder, the Fatt Father, which makes up the Fat-tastik Four, the Fat
Allhiphop: What can people expect from you all?
King Gordy: We about eating and killing and being lyrical, were all
fierce. Were probably one of the elite groups thatll kill you line for
line. We cocky, we aint arrogant, but we confident. Were probably the
best thing to happen to rap music since the mp3.
Allhiphop: Are the Fat Killahz working on anything right now?
King Gordy: We working on a mixtape.
Allhiphop: Do you have any artist?
King Gordy: Nah, just me and the Fat Killahz
Allhiphop: Finally dude, tell us whats up with the horns?
King Gordy: Aww man, thats just how I was born.