Mississippi musician Marquis Williams, also known as MAJORÈKING is becoming pretty MAJOR in the music industry. I discovered this talented music artist on Instagram about two years ago and fell in love with his music. His sound is one of a kind, which is what I love most about all Mississippi artists. MAJORÈKING’s first EP, Truths, dropped in 2016, and now he has a new album which will be dropping very soon which you will learn more about as you continue reading.
This interview was tons of fun. MAJORÈKING talked more music, Priority Records, his aspirations, giving back, and even a special collaboration with a special artist we all need to be on the lookout for. Continue reading below.
Thanks, Majorè, so much for this interview! I’m interested in learning more about where your love for music came from. Who or what inspired you to pursue a career in music? And can you recall your earliest music memory?
My big brother did music when he was 18 or 19. I was fairly young at the time, around 11 maybe, young enough to hear and enjoy music. I always thought it was so cool to see him doing that. I think that was the set and stone for me wanting to at least get an idea to start doing music. The earliest musical memory is going to church every Sunday singing in the choir.
And who are some other musicians that have been an inspiration to you and your style of music?
50 Cent, T.I., and Lil Wayne are like the older artists that I’d always listen to growing up, but as far as artists who actually inspired me is Drake hands down. I think Drake inspires a lot of young artists today if we’re being honest.
And more recently, you released an EP titled, Truths. What was the inspiration behind it?
To be honest, the inspiration being Truths was something I just put together really quick for my new label Priority Records. We picked the best six tracks I had at the time and went with that.
And of those six tracks, which song is your personal favorite, and why?
Favorite song from the EP, that’s hard, but probably will have to go with “Mood.” Not just because it’s the song that everyone likes, but I’ll say that record because I was at a point in my life where a lot of hate came from nowhere in the city, and it like motivated me. Another reason it’s my fave is because I was on my lunch break at my job when I wrote that song back in 2016 (laughs).
What’s the writing process like behind each song?
The writing process for each record is the same as always for me. I play a beat from one of my producers, harmonize whatever melody comes to my head, and then put the words in play.
And your new album Open Hearted. What can the listeners expect?
My fans can expect different vibes. I’m going to give you vibes where you can ride to and chill with your girl and then I’m going to give you vibes where you can be happy and turn up to.
So what is a typical recording session like for you?
A typical recording session for me is very, very original and simple. I practice the songs at my crib so much that when I go in the studio, I record right through without messing up. So it’s a quick process. I’m right there with the engineer telling him how I want everything. It’s almost like I’m mixing and mastering it myself.
Where do you see yourself in the next five years with your music?
Touring, inspiring kids that would love to follow the same dream I had. Still doing music. I plan on doing this for some time. I love music so much. I want to get into writing for bigger artists too and as well as producing my own music.
Last question, what advice would you give to another artist who is trying to break into the music industry?
The thing I always tell a person who asks me that question is consistency. Like if you know you want to do music for sure, don’t just do it and stop and then decide you want to do it again one day. That will get you nowhere. Don’t look to make music just for your friends to hear it. Get it out there, and don’t be afraid of honesty. Write every day and what yourself get better.
Thank you sooo much once again! Is there anything else you would like to share with the readers?
If you are not hip, please get hip, or if you know someone who is not hip to my music, tell them. I have some big stuff coming in 2018, like working with this one girl. I think she has a song called “Focused” or something. (Laughs).
So many great things are ahead for Majorè. Check out his music now. It’s available on iTunes.