Blackkingkofi has been consistently working on his brand and business over the past few years. From dropping hit singles independently to offering marketing services to numerous heavy hitters in the music industry from his Agency Lyric Enterprise, his work ethic is impressive. His song “Tropics” has achieved a lot of success independently. The song went viral back in his second home Trinidad and Tobago received radio airplay and crossed 1 million streams. To start off the new year “Tropics” peaked at number 11 on the Canadian Shazam charts making it one of the most Shazamed songs in the country. The song’s first entry into the Shazam charts was in December of 2021 when it charted in both Buffalo and Kansas City at positions 28 and 40. Shazam is an application that allows its users to identify music playing around them in seconds based on a short sample played and using the microphone of the device to track the sound in its database. This means fans are hearing Blackkingkofi’s song and using Shazam to discover him as an artist.
Blackkingkofi also plans on launching his independent record/distribution company for up-and-coming musicians. The name of the company is yet to be announced but he plans on offering Record Label services while allowing artists associated with the company to remain 100% independent and own their masters.
Blackkingkofi believes that staying independent is the best option in today’s music industry with all the tools that musicians are able to access online to promote themselves and receive exposure online. The Trini/Canadian artist plans on releasing his new music under the company as well. He believes in creating his own opportunities and not waiting for anyone else to put him on. Blackkingkofi has a lot of unreleased music and major collaborations scheduled to be released in the new year. Blackkingkofi is excited to see how his fans both new and old react to his new music and major collaborations he plans on rolling out in the first quarter.