King Dre is originally from Long Beach, California but now calls Spokane home. He was recently featured on our list of 16 Hip-Hop Artists Making Moves In Spokane and has opened for DaBaby at Spokane’s Knitting Factory.
Rapping runs in the family for King Dre as both his dad and brother have also had their stints within hip-hop. He always enjoyed writing but never took hip-hop seriously as a career until his brother was killed in 2017. In a 2019 interview with StereoVision he talked about the moment he knew he was gonna really start pushing to honor his brothers legacy.
“When he died I was so hurt but also felt like I had a lot to say. That’s when I knew I was gonna rap”King Dre in a 2019 Interview with StereoVision
King Dre first popped onto the 509 scene with his track “This Ain’t A Swisher” featuring 02 Huncho. He also dropped 2 Eps in 2019 and mixed in a few electric performances around Eastern Washington.
Dre was riding some solid buzz in the local area, but of course, like most artists, COVID put a hard stop to any major show progression in 2020. Now he’s looking to make up for lost time and getting back to performances to end the year here in 2021. As motivated and about the grind as King Dre is, the young artist still has a lot to prove when it comes to building brand.