King Vega bio and pic

                KING VEGA 

Since 1993, Syracuse native emcee King Vega has been known for a number of things. Chief among them has always been a viciously competitive nature. His experience has helped him to develop a dynamic live performance that has quite the shock value. 1993 for anyone who missed it was the underground era when 2PAC, NAS, NOTORIOUS B.I.G. and more simply had dominated as the popular sound. It was at this time that King Vega as he is known had taken to music and the loss of a close friend Larry Lewis that would become his biggest influences. It would be the aggression, hood mentality and lack of respect for anything fake or phony that he would identify with. This converted into a tendency to say exactly whatever comes to his mind no matter how outlandish or disrespectful. Other influences include Dr. Dre, N.W.A., LL Cool J, Mobb Deep, Wu Tang Clan, & Jay-Z. King Vega was also heavily supported and pushed by former DJ and uncle Prem Bey who would introduce him to the different aspects and intricacies of running an independent record label and the administrative aspect of the music industry from both the major and indie sides of the coin. This is where things began to change and King Vega would become serious about making music as well as it being his means of making a living. 
Since then he has gone on to secure radio play on:
1.        Dj Rsource at z89.1 FM
2.        Uncle Lil john at 95.3fm

He has gotten exposure via time warner channel 98. King Vega has made over 100 mix tapes hosted by official Dj’s. Among these Dj’s are:

 1. The Evil Genius Dj green lantern
 2. Dj Tampa mystic
 3. Dj chill will
 4. Dj culture Dj ill kid
 5. Dj pizzay blue

He has had music played on:

1.        Dj Clue’s radio,
2.       Detroit radio
3.       shade 45
All things considered he has sold out shows for four years straight, performed at The Diamond Awards hosted by Bigga Rankin, for Wendy Day & Rich Boy.  King Vega has also collaborated to do songs with Verse Simmonds, Blitz Mcbain of dip set. He has maintained a lot of activity for an independent artist making him one to watch for.

       410 Barnes Ave. – Syracuse, NY-315-243-6139

Performance History
·         The Half Penny Pub-20 June 2008 SOLD OUT (Syracuse NY)
·         The Half Penny Pub- September 2008 SOLD OUT (Syracuse NY)
·         The Funk and Waffles- February 2009 (Syracuse NY)
·         The Funk and Waffles-August 2009-(Syracuse NY)
·         Station 58 January 2011 SOLD OUT (Syracuse NY)
·         Station 58 March 2011 "Album Release Party for Heart of a King cd SOLD OUT (Syracuse NY) Station 58-May 2011 SOLD OUT. (Syracuse NY)
·         Sylvan Beach house-June 18th 2011 SOLD OUT (Syracuse NY)
·         Dub land Club- February 2012 (Rochester NY)
·         Dub land Club-March 2012 (Rochester NY)
·         Fusion Room-July 2012 *SOLD OUT (Syracuse NY) Album release party for The Last Laugh mix tape
·         Fusion Room, October 2012 *SOLD OUT.
 -Interview on 95.3 FM Dj Lil John (Syracuse NY)
 -Z89.1fm Dj Rsource (Syracuse NY)
 -"Another Man’s Crime" video plays Thursday nights at 10pm on time warner cable local station
-Nominated for Upstate Independent Award for Hip Hop in 2009.
-Voted largest fan base in independent Hip Hop by Ear To The Streets magazine
-On Thu, Dec 20, 2012 at 1:00 PM, Tampa Mystic <> wrote:
-Shah Cypha interview:                             

                               410 Barnes Ave. – Syracuse, NY-315-243-6139

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