I go by the name KING RIGHTEOUS my birth name is Ross Lee Henderson. I was born on November 19, 1989 in Rochester, New York otherwise known as Upstate New York.
I grew up listening to varies types of music, which is also shown in my own music. The artists that influenced me are NAS, Big L, Big Pun, 2Pac, Biggie Smalls, Jay z . I started rapping at the age of six, during the 1990s. I used rapping as one way to express my thoughts. Music has always been important in my life.
I started recording music in the studio at the age of twelve; with each year of recording I became more comfortable with the studio environment. My first public performance was at the age of fifteen at a local talent show. After that performance I received great feedback, which made me want to become a rapper.
Another reason I feel comfortable in the studio setting could be from my father.
My father was a great musician who I admired, he was known for his great talent of playing the keyboards for varies bands.
I tested my talents with different instruments, but I always returned back to rapping. Rapping has always helped me express my feeling during the ups and downs of life. My music relates to my life experiences, I believe people can accept my music.
Though my years of rapping I have won many battles locally against local artists. These battles have strengthened my abilities to write better lyrics and drove me to become more versatile.
The thing I love to do most is perform my music in front of crowds of people. I feel its nothing better than people listening to the work I put in on a great song. My saying is “No Music No Me” That’s how I plan to live for the rest of my life.