King George (New 5-Star CD Review!)

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"Keep On Rollin'"

King George (New 5-Star CD Review!)

September 1, 2022: Reprinted from Daddy B. Nice's New CD Reviews

August 22, 2022:

KING GEORGE: Juke Joint Music (Ace Visionz) Five Stars ***** Can't Miss. Pure Southern Soul Heaven.

The dust has finally settled since King George hit us like a ton of bricks. This is a guy who's a shoo-in for Best Debut of the year. What a laugh! That doesn't begin to convey the impact he's had on the southern soul audience. King George is way beyond best debut---he's catapulted to southern soul stardom. And what he's accomplished in the space of a few months isn't easy. If it was, hundreds if not thousands of aspiring southern soul artists would have already done it.

I say "a few months," but the work that went into this year of meteoric success and this greatly-anticipated collection surely took many years. It's evident in the weight and heft of the songs, their melodic richness, their traditional-sounding yet original guitar riffs, and of course the lyrics and the ability of King George's vocals to make the messages instantly believable.

Juke Joint Music brings together the four great songs that made King George a legend: "Keep On Rolling," "(Can't Stay) Too Long," "Leave And Party" and "Friday Night," supplementing them with three more songs that King George already had recorded---"Love Song," "Be With You" and "Don't Let Me Be Blind"---and adding three more fantastic tracks: the radio-edit of "Keep On Rolling," the duet with Tucka on "Jukebox Lover" and George's new single "Girl You Got It".

In other words, this is exactly what the fans have been clamoring for---with one caveat. Distribution is still dicey. The big sellers---Apple, Amazon, etc.---don't have it (yet). This link takes you to King George's own website, where I just pushed the BUY button (hard copy CD only) and came up with $12.99. Very reasonable for such a once-in-a-lifetime collection, especially compared to E-Bay (below), where a constantly revolving set of buyers and sellers has been maintaining an average sales price between $25 to $30 in a modern-day version of bootlegging out of car trunks in days of old. George could increase the supply by distributing through the major retailers.

Once in a lifetime? Yes, that's how I view this album. A unique, early-career triumph that will probably never again be matched. A fleeting moment---a magical moment---when youth and inspiration fuse into a genuine artistic voice and an artist's identity is sealed forever in a pocketful of seminal songs. Fans never forget that. Ask Sir Charles Jones.

I chronicled my own introduction to King George step by step earlier this year, and most of it concentrated on "Keep On Rollin'" and the crowds of women pumping their fists to "one monkey don't stop no show" at his concerts, although many of the other songs made the Top 10 Singles in the first half of '22. Meanwhile letters poured in. Where can I buy King George? Sales were lost. There was unprecedented demand. Gradually, the King George hoopla subsided somewhat. Music turned to other things...Tucka with "Jukebox Lover," Pokey Bear with "Here Comes Pokey"...

The pause was good for me, and I've come back to King George's music with fresh ears and a renewed appreciation for "Too Long," or "Can't Stay Too Long," which depicts a man who isn't about to get distracted from getting back to the woman waiting for him at home. My own trajectory with "Too Long" went from a kind of apathy---at first I couldn't understand why it had a million views---to a growing fascination with the lyrics---the angelic side of King George as portrayed in "Too Long" as opposed to the devilish side portrayed in "Keep On Rollin'".

Once I got hooked on the lyrics, it brought me back to the music. The chords materialized. I was swept up in the song's current, and I reveled in its instrumental track and vocal. So now, after a half-dozen months of King George, it's "Can't stay too long..." I keep hearing in my head, not "Gon' keep on rollin'..." These two spectacular songs have each garnered around twenty million views on YouTube---about seventeen million more than they had just a few months ago, when three million seemed astounding.

King George is just the latest in a line of hip-hoppers who've crossed over into southern soul music bringing an enhanced mastery of production techniques. Even in an easily-overlooked song like "Friday Night," the production and arrangements, both instrumental and vocal, make you gasp with the care lavished upon them. "Leave And Party," with its marvelous gospel background choruses, aptly captures the muted frustration and impatience of an otherwise hard-working man intent on "getting his party on". Add the sparkling fizz of "Girl You Got It" and you have a set of songs for the ages.

---Daddy B. Nice

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July 1, 2022:

King George & Friends: Cookout Music (Blues Critic has it for sale! Plus the new collection JUKE JOINT MUSIC containing "Keep On Rolling" and his hit songs!)

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June 13, 2022:

Reprinted from Daddy B. Nice's News & Notes

Yes, it's official. Not only has King George released his first single ("Girl You Got It") since making the jump to southern soul stardom. He's got a new CD! But before you do backflips temper your expectations. The CD is NOT the long-awaited solo debut gathering KG's hit singles ("Too Long," "Friday Night," "Keep On Rolling," "Leave And Party" etc.) together in one blockbuster and posterity-friendly package. It's a compilation.....

..........There are just two songs by King George on the set, the aforementioned "Girl You Got It" and another song titled "Good Day," unless you also count two selections by George's previous rapper incarnation, Yung Holliday. In a nod to Sir Charles Jones' seminal sampler ("Sir Charles & Friends") from two decades ago, the name of the CD is "King George & Friends".....

.....Other luminaries on the sampler include Coldrank with three selections (including the great "Three"), P2K DaDiddy with two spots (including the duet "When You Work It" with T.K. Soul) and tunes by King South, Toni Brown and Shay. Rounding out the roster are three tracks by an artist called Hoptown, another by Lee Ray, and a selection by vintage rapper Too Short, a principal in King George's label Ace Visionz..........

Buy King George's "Girl You Got It" at Apple.

Listen to King George singing "Girl You Got It" on YouTube.

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Listen to King George singing "Keep On Rollin'" on YouTube.

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Once more, in the tradition of Big Pokey Bear, Tucka and Ronnie Bell, a recording artist and a "complete unknown" comes out of nowhere with a hit single containing so much swagger, honesty and downright emotion it eclipses everything else out there. On its various YouTube pages "Keep On Rollin'" by King George has amassed millions of page views in a little over a month.

Nine months ago (July 2021) a debut novelty single called "Chicken Wang" by a first-time artist named Klay Redd started out with a rousing introduction that went as follows:

"Girl there's a brand new king in town
And he came here to swing.
He's 'bout to take you by the hand
And take you back down memory lane..."

The emphasis was on "brand new king in town," and Redd's vocal was terrific, stressing the "brand new king" like a dawn rooster cock-a-doodling reveille. At first I assumed the singer was talking about himself, but as the months passed with no follow-up singles from Redd, I wondered if the announcement of the brand new king was a tip of the hat to King South, a Slacktraxx/Jeter Jones protege whose YouTube video for "Southern Soul Cowboy" had recently amassed an astounding 3 million-plus views and a thousand-plus, appreciative comments.

Little did I know that yet another "king" was about to blow up the southern soul scene---the real "king," let us say, the "king of kings"---and his name was King George. Like King South, King George's 2020-recorded music ("(Can't Stay) Too Long," "Friday Night," "Leave & Party") was quietly blowing up YouTube with millions of views, yet as far as the traditional chitlin' circuit was concerned, those songs could have been "gestating" since 2020.

Then King George released a single that dwarfed the considerable accomplishments of his prior singles: "Keep On Rollin'," an instantaneous #1 on Daddy B. Nice's Top 10 Singles for March 2022.

Here's the capsule review:

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Daddy B. Nice's Top 10 "BREAKING" Southern Soul Singles For. . .

-------MARCH 2022-------

1. "Keep On Rollin'" ------- King George

Three million YouTube views in less than a month! I'm in awe of the power of southern soul music to connect with the fans. It doesn't matter if it's an "unknown". "Keep On Rollin" speaks to that unconscious "id" we all carry around, unaware we're blinkered by social norms until we encounter someone who upsets that apple cart of civility. That's why we're so tickled and pleased when Pokey Bear has the boldness to sing, "But I ain't coming home until three," or King George sings, "One monkey don't stop no show."

Listen to King George singing "Keep On Rollin'" on YouTube.
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And in the month since King George has reigned at the top of the singles charts the audience for "Keep On Rollin'" has doubled again to six million page views! Meanwhile, videos of King George performing live have proliferated on the Internet, adding to the demand to hear and see this recording artist up close.

From Daddy B. Nice's Mailbag:

"What is going on with King George he doesn't have a concert until JULY what the heck. He has five must have songs and he's the hottest in the Southern Soul and R&B chart they ticket sales looking for him." (sic)

So yes, King George is the "brand new king" Klay Redd was unknowingly proclaiming in "Chicken Wang". Everyone's talking about King George, and the most jaw-dropping evidence of his supersonic rise up the southern soul ranks came with the announcement that King George was replacing southern soul circuit star Calvin Richardson as headliner at the upcoming Evergreen Weekend Concert in Starkville, Mississippi.

There hasn't been a phenomenon like this---an artist shooting to prominence, past all the other veterans and aspiring newcomers who've been laboring in the vineyards for years---since Bishop Bullwinkle and Big Pokey Bear. In fact you'd have to go all the way back to Theodis Ealey and "Stand Up In It" to even relate to how much an artist's career has benefitted from just one super-influential single ("Keep On Rollin'").

Cynics might ask how an artist without even a long-play album to his credit could rank so highly on this New Generation of Southern Soul chart. But in truth, how could anyone rank King George any lower? No one can predict what the future holds for this recording artist. But one thing stands out: King George has achieved unheard-of brand recognition in just two or three months.

A fluke? Hardly. Here are some of the aspects of King George's success that may have gone unnoticed in the midst of all the hype and hoopla:

1/ Don't forget the sound of King George's records. The underlying music is rich in southern soul tradition, encompassing tempo, production, lyrics and vocalizing. The instrumental tracks work so well it's easy to overlook them---solid, humble, yet exquisitely executed---invariably starting out with a satisfying guitar lick but then, in hallowed southern soul fashion, surrendering all the prominence to the vocals. And what vocals!

2/ A handful of King George songs debuted in 2020, two years before the appearance of "Keep On Rollin'" in January '22. Those previously-released songs also gained adherents in the millions of page views on YouTube. Initially, I wasn't impressed by "Too Long," the most popular of these tunes, even wondering how it had gained so many fans. But in watching videos of King George's live appearances, "Too Long" was often showcased and began to take visible shape. I began to decipher the comely melody, the classic tempo, and above all the lyrics.

Lyrically, "Too Long" is the complete opposite of "Keep On Rollin'". Instead of the stubborn ne'er do well so vividly sketched in "Rollin'," "Too Long" chronicles the life of a good husband, the kind of responsible guy who would find it hard to articulate the attention and kindness he showers upon his mate, the "angel" who entered his life and showed him the meaning of true love.

"Can't stay too long," he sings. "I gotta keep moving." It's the perfect metaphor for a faithful lover, but how many artists have come up with this nugget illustrating the power of love? That's right. None. Until King George.

3/ And to return to "Keep On Rollin'," how many appreciative fans have picked up on the fact that King George doesn't say, "I'm gonna keep on rolling"? He says "This train" gonna keep rollin'". It's subtle things like that (using the "train" metaphor) that make it so much easier to sing along.

And how about the double-tracked vocals? Not synchronous. Call and response---the equivalent of a background singer---which deepens and enriches the overall sound. This is one sophisticated dude.

4/ Then there's the previously-released "Leave & Party," which begins with a devastatingly accurate (and typically unobtrusive) instrumental intro recycling the legendary style of Tyrone Davis. This song is actually the precursor to 2022's "Keep On Rollin'". It features a working-class guy who wants to transition into a weekend vagabond and "get his party on," and it even introduces some of the accomodating ladies who will take on prominence in "Keep On Rollin'".

5/ "Leave & Party" also breaks another barrier---indeed, smashes it to the smithereens. That would be the reluctance of southern soul artists to mention marijuana in their lyrics. Your Daddy B. Nice can remember rousing the ire of T.K. Soul two decades ago by mistakenly reporting that he'd used references to pot in his lyrics. And I do not blame young black men for distancing themselves from the subject. I've so often rhapsodized about the pleasures of visiting hamlets throughout the Delta over the years. What I haven't mentioned is the chagrin of entering a small town and seeing a chain-linked, razor-wired prison yard right in the town square where you'd expect to see a courthouse---testifying to the oppressiveness of the Deep South's incarcerations of young blacks in particular. But here is King George, singing, "Keisha don't care when I drink and smoke weed." Later in the tune it's "a big bag of reefer". No artist has been that explicit before.

6/ Last but not least, King George appeals to the white market, as shown by the countless Tik Tok videos of people of all ethnicities dancing to "Keep On Rollin'". This could be the beginning of the future for southern soul: the tipping point where the white audience catches on. It's only a matter of time before the genre crosses over and mutates into a new and vibrant rock and roll, and when that happens, all of the neglected southern soul artists of the last thirty years chronicled in these pages will be talked about as if people had known of them all their lives.

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--Daddy B. Nice


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April 9, 2022: Update!

See Daddy B. Nice's Mailbag for fresh biographical information on King George as a rap artist!

April 1, 2022: Daddy B. Nice notes...

I have no biographical information on King George at this time. The recording artist has never contacted me. All that I have written about him is a reflection of the tremendous impact he has made on the southern soul fan base and an acknowledgement of the man's phenomenal talent and grasp of southern soul music. His songs began appearing on YouTube in 2020 and he has yet to publish a long-play album. Below are some notes chronicling my awareness of King George.

March 1, 2022: Contemporaneous Notes

Here are just a few snippets from the admittedly giddy journey your Daddy B. Nice has traveled since first becoming aware of "Keep On Rollin'" just two weeks ago.

1/ On hearing the tune for the first time, Daddy B. Nice features "Keep On Rollin'" in the February 14th "News & Notes" in a story on four-letter expletives in recent southern soul singles:

....Which brings me to a new song in the vein of Arthur Young's "Funky Forty". It uses the word "fuck" in such an apt and conversational and seemingly ordinary fashion that it may sneak or even charm its way onto radio platforms. It's by a new artist named King George and it's entitled "Keep On Rollin'". The lyrics in question concern a man whose mate is leaving him. He retorts that she can "go ahead and leave" because "one monkey don't stop no show". King George needs not one or two but three(!) women at the same time, and it goes like this: (I need) "One woman just to hold me down / One woman just to lift me up / And I gotta have at least one woman on the side / That really don't give a fuck."

2/ Downloaded onto Daddy B. Nice's huge monthly playlist of new work (from which the monthly Top 10 Singles and Top 40 Singles are culled), "Keep On Rollin'" quickly rises like cream to the top, propelled by its distinctive melody, tempo and vocal performance. And of special mention, two lines from the lyrics immediately stand out as original and powerful additions to the southern soul lyrical canon:

"And I got to have at least one woman on the side,
That really don't give a fuck."

and....

"One thing you got to remember,
One monkey don't stop no show."

3/ In researching (or shall we just say "googling") King George, your Daddy B. Nice discovers he's been active on the touring circuit of late, including solo gigs and a supporting role in Coldrank's Birthday Bash last January 8th. But the performance that really stands out is a snippet from a well-attended outdoor gig in which a very ordinary-looking, bespectacled (no costume or dress-up) King George is wearing a backpack onstage. (See King George in concert wearing a backpack.) That's something I have never seen. And it speaks to the fact that George must not have had anyone with him to watch his stuff! And yet the big, night-time audience is totally into the song and familiar with the lyrics, at one point chanting them out without the performer.

4/ Further research indicates that "Keep On Rollin'" isn't King George's first time out. A December YouTube video posted the day before Christmas in 2020 has accrued almost four million page views. The song is "(Can't Stay) Too Long". And another song from 2020, "Friday Night," is even better: an update, if you will, of Sir Charles Jones' "Friday". These songs and others are available as singles, although no album is available yet. (Buy King George singles at Apple.)

5. In my initial write-up in February's "News & Notes" (Daddy B. Nice's Corner) I wondered if "Keep On Rollin'" could possibly "charm" its way onto radio in spite of the "fuck". Well, it has and it did. Listening to my favorite station and deejay (that would be WMPR Jackson, Mississippi and DJ Ragman) the other afternoon, I was astounded to hear the opening chords of the song and I listened raptly to see how they would deal with the "I really don't give a fuck." Very simple, they just blanked out the "fuck". It was great to hear it on radio. (And that's what is called a radio edit.)

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Tidbits

March 12, 2022:

1. King George On YouTube



Watch TikTokkers cavort in fun to King George's "Keep On Rollin'," including parents sending their recalcitrant children out the door (!).

Listen to King George singing "Leave And Party" on YouTube.

Listen to King George singing "Friday Night" on YouTube.

Listen to King George singing live in concert in Laurel, Mississippi.

Listen to King George (w/ backpack(!) singing "Keep On Rollin'" live in concert on YouTube.

Listen to King George singing his songs live in concert on Valentine's Day on YouTube.

Listen to King George singing "Friday Night" live in concert on YouTube.

Listen to King George singing "Too Long" on YouTube.

Listen to King George singing "Keep On Rollin'" on YouTube.

Listen to King George singing "Love Song" on YouTube.

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July 17, 2022:

2. Daddy B. Nice's Complete News & Notes from February 14, 2022 detailing his FIRST IMPRESSONS OF KING GEORGE (previously an unknown).


February 14, 2022:

Daddy B. Nice's News & Notes

Happy Valentine's Day, and may the object of your affections reciprocate!....For those who may have missed it, mixtape maestro DJ Sir Rockinghood has assembled a special YouTube mix of the Jay Morris Group's "Knee Deep" and "Knee Deep Part II". Smack in the middle (immediately after Zee Brownlow's imitation of Lenny Williams' iconic "Oh-oh-oh-oh-ohhh,") is an entire voice-over (talking) verse by Lenny which Williams fans will go into raptures over. The entire nine-and-a-half-minute opus is quite possibly the penultimate expression of the Jay Morris Group's phenomenal musicality and harmonizing....Ever since 2020's "Nose Wide Open" songs---the first by Magic One (pronounced "Magic Juan") and the second by Benito & Lady Q---I've been on the lookout for prior references in southern soul music to the slang phrase "nose wide open". Here's one I just found: none other than Willie Clayton from 20-25 years ago, singing "You got my nose wide open"....The song? "I Love Me Some You." (On the YouTube link, it comes in at the 4:55 mark.)....Speaking of Willie Clayton, European music critic Heikki Suosalo continues his in-depth retrospective of the legendary balladeer in Part 2 of the "Willie Clayton Story (1993-2002)" in "Soul Express" magazine. The piece includes commentary by the late Pat Brown, the head of Ichiban Records John Abbey and the singer-songwriter Frank-O Johnson....."Living Blues" magazine showcases "Old School Southern Soul" in its #274 issue (Sep/Oct 2021), including features on Billy Ray Charles, Sam Mosley and R.L. Griffin.....Sweet Nay's debut album "Good Vibes," including no less than three singles from Daddy B. Nices current Top 40, is has just been released, as has Nelson Curry's (the Sugar Shack Man) new collection, "Evolution Of Soul"....A new online radio station specializes in southern soul: WBSSRadio -- The Best N Southern Soul / Soul Blues & Zydeco on the RadioMGA.com platform....Klay Redd is featured on Fox Friday, a "divorce court" show, and the YouTube video has already amassed as many views (100K-plus) as his novelty single "Chicken Wang," which won Daddy B. Nice's Best Club Song of 2021. Here's the description of the televised conflict: "Sarah says her boyfriend’s entertainment lifestyle is driving a wedge between them. Klay says as a singer songwriter, he works with female clients but he’s not cheating. Sarah believes Klay is entertaining other women at his “home” studio. She says she found another woman’s clothes at his home. Klay says he’s not cheating, etc." The Klay Redd story begins about 45 seconds into the video....Last but not least, some reportage and commentary from the X-rated fringes of southern soul music, the land of four-letter words ("blow, shit, fuck,"), the songs you don't get to hear on your favorite southern soul radio stations....Remember Champagne's controversial Best Female Vocalist of 2019 for "(Let Me Put My) Mouth On You"? Songwriter/producer Highway Heavy has taken the original, explicit video offline. That would be the one with Champagne reclining in front of the camera whilst describing a blow job---the same video accompanied by hundreds of funny, exuberant and mostly male comments. In fact, I've never seen so many men coming out of the woodwork congratulating a woman for "getting it right" while surreptitiously hoping their girlfriends or wives would pick up some of the tips in their own bedrooms. (Understand that when I say "explicit" I'm using the term from a music business perspective; from the porn industry perspective the video---with no flesh, no partner---wasn't even soft-core.) Here's the new, static, cleaned-up version, sans Champagne although the explicit lyrics remain intact.... One upside of the new video is that the listener can focus on the musicality and soulfulness of the tune, which is how I became so enamored with it in the first place (yes, really, haha!)---the smoky organ, the precise and intense guitar, the quality of the vocal). Highway Heavy isn't the only one to pull back from the extreme fringe lately....Bigg Robb tiptoed away from using the word "shit" in the title of his 2021 award-winning Best Song By A Longtime Veteran, "Grown Man Shhh"....On the other hand, Unkle Phunk recently put out a new remix of Carolyn Staten's "Nukie Pie". The new lyrics in the chorus are "This young buck / Say he want to fuck."....Which brings me to a new song in the vein of Arthur Young's "Funky Forty". It uses the word "fuck" in such an apt and conversational and seemingly ordinary fashion that it may sneak or even charm its way onto radio platforms. It's by a new artist named King George and it's entitled "Keep On Rollin". The lyrics in question concern a man who needs not one or two but three (!) women at the same time, and it goes like this: (I need) "One woman just to hold me down / One woman just to lift me up / And I gotta at least have one woman on the side / That really don't give a fuck."

---Daddy B. Nice




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April 2, 2022:

3. King George's initial appearances in Daddy B. Nice's Top 10 Singles:



Daddy B. Nice's Top 10 "BREAKING" Southern Soul Singles For. . .

-------MARCH 2022-------

1. "Keep On Rollin'" ------- King George

Three million YouTube views in less than a month! I'm in awe of the power of southern soul music to connect with the fans. It doesn't matter if it's an "unknown". "Keep On Rollin" speaks to that unconscious id we all carry around, unaware we're blinkered by social norms until we encounter someone who upsets that apple cart of civility. That's why we're so tickled and pleased when Pokey Bear has the boldness to sing, "But I ain't coming home until three," or King George sings, "One monkey don't stop no show."

Listen to King George singing "Keep On Rollin'" on YouTube.

See more Daddy B. Nice commentary on King George.


.....7. "Friday Night" ----- King George

Here's another impressive tune---an update of Sir Charles Jones' "Friday---by the young artist taking southern soul by storm. (See #1 above.)

Listen to King George singing "Friday Night" on YouTube.


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Daddy B. Nice's Top 10 "BREAKING" Southern Soul Singles For. . .

-------APRIL 2022-------

1. "Too Long" ------- King George

We fans can be forgiven for asso-
ciating the artist's personal life with the lyrics, as in King George's #1-ranked, bad-boy-boasting "Keep On Rollin'" (March '22). But George's "Too Long," which languished (if you can call three million views "languishing") on YouTube for two years before "Keep On Rollin'" broke at #1, is just the opposite. The lyrics portray a conscientious and responsible man in love with his mate withstanding the temptations of touring. "Can't stay too long / I gotta keep moving" is King George's refrain as he navigates the women trying "to get his attention." "Too Long" gained three million page views in just one month since "Keep On Rollin'" debuted at Daddy B. Nice's #1.

See Daddy B. Nice's new artist guide: King George The New Generation of Southern Soul.

Listen to King George singing "Too Long" on YouTube.

2. "Leave & Party"----- King George

Recorded two years ago, "Leave & Party" is the precursor to King George's southern soul mega-hit, "Keep On Rollin'". Similar in tone, tempo and chording, complete with exhilarating, gospel-style background vocals, "Leave & Party" introduces Keisha and the obliging gals from "Keep On Rollin'" who are happy to pamper George after a hard week of work when all he wants to do is "get drunk, smoke weed" and "get his party on".

Listen to King George singing "Leave & Party" on YouTube.

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3. May 5, 2022: King George (previously a rap artist): originally posted in Daddy B. Nice's Mailbag


April 9, 2022:

Is King George Also Known As The Rapper Yung Holliday?

Hello, I’ve been listening to King George …is he also known as Yung Holliday in the Rap Genre?

Denee

Daddy B. Nice replies:

You're on to something there, Denee. You know, Pokey Bear also came from rap/hiphop. Your question sent me scurrying back to YouTube and this is what I found. "When We Fuck" by Yung Holliday definitely sounds like King George, as does "Pisces (Trap Love)". These rap tunes and others ("Run The Streets," "Whole Lotta Money" and "Cell Block III") are produced (or "presented" or "uploaded" as the case may be) by legendary rap artist Too Short, who used to be one of my favorites before I got into southern soul ("Short But Funky," "It's About That Money" with Puff Daddy & Faith Evans) despite being one of the dirtiest-mouthed rappers ever. On the other hand, there's also a rap artist named Young ("young" not "yung") Holliday with albums "Path To Greatness" and "Holiweek"---not King George.

I can't confirm it with utter certainty at this point, but I agree that Yung Holiday is the rap alter ego---or rap forerunner---of King George, and here's why. First, in addition to sounding like him, the video to "When We Fuck" clearly looks like him. Second, Too Short, Yung Holliday and King George all have connections (King George and Yung Holiday as active artists) to Dominique Geiger-headed Ace Visonz, the label that has released all of King George's hits. Now that George has broke into southern soul stardom, however, I doubt we'll be seeing much of Yung Holliday.

Thank you so much, Denee for shedding light on the origins of King George.

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"Too Long"



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