We had the good fortune of connecting with Kinga World and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Kinga, what do you attribute your success to?
The most important factor behind the success of my incipient music career as Kinga World is simply my drive and motivation to put myself out there in the public eye and promote myself in any way possible. While being such a relatively small artist at the moment, I often remind myself that if I don’t promote my own music and brand, who else will? My success stems from the constant visions I have for myself as an artist and the future goals I want to attain, even in 2022. My success as an artist also comes from the fact that I honestly like meeting and talking to new people. If you asked anyone who personally knew me, they would tell you that I’m a funny guy who likes to put a smile on other people’s faces. I try to make light out of every situation which has helped me be more personable with others.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I go by the name of Kinga World and I’m a 19-year-old hip-hop artist/songwriter from St. Louis, currently based in Atlanta. I came up with the stage name when I was in 7th grade– I honestly couldn’t tell you how but I obviously stuck with it. I’ve always somehow been involved in or around music as my father would constantly play vintage artists like Marvin Gaye and Michael Jackson around the house. Growing up I played the cello in the orchestra and switched over to the jazz bass in high school, becoming an all-state performer. J. Cole, Kendrick Lamar, and Drake were the first rappers to really make me fall in love with hip-hop. I began to take rap music and songwriting as a career seriously when I turned 16, though no one really knew except for some close friends. Currently, I attend Morehouse College in Atlanta. I put out my first song and music video to ‘Glory’ on all streaming platforms in October 2021 and I can honestly say that was one of my proudest musical accomplishments to date. Becoming Kinga World and taking the world by surprise wasn’t easy, but I would never change a thing about the decisions I’ve made so far. I took a risk and risk-takers are always rewarded in the end. I wanna be the artist that consistently brings back feel-good music and have a variety of songs that a wide range of listeners can choose from and can become a fan of. I don’t want to be trapped into one type of style. I will always stay true to who I am and tell authentic stories that my listeners will be able to relate to.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
My favorite spot in St. Louis to kick it with the homies would have to be Forest Park. The amount of attractions held in the second largest park in the country is insane. We got the zoo, the Muny, and a few museums to explore in there. Forest Park is great to take pictures at and vibe during a sunset. Inspirational. The Galleria is also always cool to kick it on a weekend when there’s nothing else to do. I would also recommend Imo’s Pizza to all the pizza lovers out there, it’s different.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
Shoutout to both of my parents, my brother, and the entire Walker/Pryor family for continuing to believe in my dreams and aspirations ever since I was young. I promise I’ll put on for all of us. Special shoutout to my big cousin Juan for believing in Kinga the most, years before I even put out a song, and introducing me to this passion I have for music.