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King Combs On His Star-Studded New EP, His Father's Bad Boy Legacy & ESSENCE Fest
With great power comes great responsibility, and being born into rap royalty creates as much pressure as it does opportunity. But for 21-year-old Christian "King" Combs, following in the footsteps of hip-hop mogul father, Sean "P Diddy" Combs, has come naturally.
"Ever since I've been watching my pops, I've been watching the whole Bad Boy legacy, I've always been inspired and really wanted to be an artist on my own," Combs told us backstage at the 25th ESSENCE Festival. "So to now have the chance to be out here, have the fans receiving my music, and to really be working hard, it's dope."
With a fresh new EP out now, Cyncerely, C3, boasting featuries from City Girls, Ty Dolla $ign, Jeremih and more, Combs continues to shine his way out of his father's shadow.
— King Combs (@Kingcombs) March 29, 2019
"I had to really do my research and write rhymes, and find myself as an artist," he said. "And now that I feel I have created my own sound now, and really locked in."
Combs also talke about the thrill of being at ESSENCE Festival for the first time and what's next for his blossoming career.