Real, raw uncut performer King Rawzky creates laid back melody ‘Since You’ve Been Gone’
If there’s one thing you should know about R&B singer Antonio Blue (AKA King Rawzky), he’s raw, he’s real, and he’s uncut. There are no pulling punches with his music. But he’s also not the kind of artist who goes out of his way to tear someone apart or take things to a negative place. In fact, he’s just the opposite – he’s a musician who uses his art to bring light and life to the world. He just does it with complete, unfiltered honesty.
He puts that music on full display with his EP “Life’s Metamorphosis,” which is currently available across all streaming platforms. It features five songs of a diverse nature – there are summer songs, pop songs and even a soul song on there. The debut single from that EP is “Whatever You Want.”
He has also dropped a new single called “Since You’ve Been Gone,” which features a laid-back, melodic vibe with King Rawzky playing piano throughout and vocals that are reminiscent of pop legend Michael Jackson. Inspired by a previous woman he’d been involved with, the song tells the story of a man who still cares for a woman even after they’ve parted ways.
“I basically wrote a song to let her know how much I did care about her,” he said. “I write a lot about trust and love when it comes to my music. I’ve had relationships that fell apart because most of them never could contribute to my dream of music, or they never understood that I’m married to my music and my company. I’m passionate about being an advocate to the world. I got tired of giving myself to women who weren’t worthy. I need a person with the same spirit and who can understand what I’m trying to accomplish. But even after all that hate and betrayal, I never lost my love for the ladies. There is so much they have done for me over the years, and I know that a lot of where I am today is because of them. There are not a lot of people going through the world with this kind of positive energy. As a result, I feel like I’m invincible.”
Born and raised in the streets of Portland, Oregon, King Rawzky quickly learned how to adapt and survive through the trenches of a hard knock life. From an early age, he developed natural singing abilities and an affinity for music. He picked up instruments easily and was fascinated by music theory. Over the years, he has developed a unique genre that he calls “rhythm and pleasure.” He said it touches on his raw lyrical poetry which often is in-your-face but also paired with “bedroom melodies.”
Even with his natural gifts in music, King Rawzky considers himself an underdog. He credits his father who was himself a professional musician, for helping give him the encouragement he needed to keep pursuing his dream. But the road to success was not an easy one. King Rawzky had to overcome homelessness and battles with record companies that enticed him to sign bad music contracts. Depression took a hold on his life through much of that turmoil but he never let it derail his dreams. His passion for music drove him to succeed, and he eventually worked enough to pay for his way to university where he studies music education.
Today, he’s passionate about helping others. He not only works to help homeless people in his community but also rescues animals and works with organizations throughout the region that care for animals. He also helps other young musicians realize their dreams and uses his company to help young artists. He also uses some of the profits from his company to give back to the community – specifically helping the homeless in the area with food and clothes.
To listen to King Rawzky’s music or to follow him on social media, please visit:
“Last Man Standing”