T’Challa King is an EDM artist who’s someone you’ll want to keep on your radar.
He just dropped his first full-length project, called KING which is available to stream now on all platforms. The artist created visuals for the two standout tracks on the feature titled, “U&I”and “Dirty 30,” both of which are uniquely told through his own creative vision.
In a recent interview, T’Challa said that growing up in the church, as well as listening to icons such The Beatles, Michael Jackson, Frank Sinatra, and James Cleveland, have ultimately shaped his sound as an artist today.
Keep scrolling to learn more about T’Challa King, and the inspiration behind his latest project, KING.
What city are you from and where are you based now?
I’m from South Bay, CA. I grew up in Los Angeles and still in LA!
What is your artist name? What is your real name? How did you get your artist name?
My name is T’Challa King. My name given from birth is Margis Lee Miles. A Pastor in Los Angeles gave me the name T’Challa 10 years ago, all off my piers started calling me T’Challa since. The rest is history!
At what point in your life did you decide to pursue a career in music?
I started playing instruments at 3 years old. Drums to be specific. Around the age of 7 I started exploring/learning/mastering every instruments. I started recording records at the age of seven on my double cassette tape.
How would you describe your sound to readers who may not be familiar with you? What genre does it fit into best?
I make Dance music. EDM music. Daft Punk, Justice, Kanye West, Deadmau5 vibrations. I love the Dance, I love the Disco.
What ultimately inspired you to dedicate yourself to a music career?
What’s one reason you are passionate about music and what inspires you to make it?
Music is a gift given to very few by OUR FATHER GOD. Music heals all. For the few given too, its our RESPONSIBILITY to serve others with our gift.
Who are some of your main musical influences?
Herbie Hancock, Daft Punk, Kanye West, Deadmau5, Justice, 1975, The Internet and many others.
What are some of your music career goals for the future?
Rock N’ Roll Hall of Fame!
Tell us about the project that you are currently promoting. What is it about? Is it a single or EP? When did you release it?
My album KING is available everywhere now! My relationship with the MOST HIGH is heavily talked about. Love life, motivational and spirit lifting music.
What was the inspiration behind that project? And what has the response been like so far?
The response has been incredible. Surprising to be honest. I’m always surprised when scene enjoys work I’m doing. I’m literally just expressing how I feel in the moment. I’m in my own world, in my feelings.
What are some projects you’ve done in the past that you are most proud of and why?
The LOUD album with my bro Chris Smith of The Internet. My brother Chris executive produced the album, along with my brother Daniel Curtis Lee. Me and Chris released an album entitled LOUD in 2017. The album features Daniel and various members in The Internet, Steve Lacy & Patrick Paige.
What’s next for you? Are you working on any upcoming projects we should be on the lookout for? Include any dates if you have them.
MUSIC and tour dates SOON. Dates TBD!
What message do you hope fans take away from your music?
You have one life, Keep GOD first. Enjoy it, stay focused, and execute!
Make sure you follow T’Challa King on Instagram @tchallaofficialig, and stream his newest album KING below.