King Combs’ the program has been busy this summer. Between the abandonment of collaborations with dream doll and Kodak Black performing everywhere from South Florida to Las Vegas, Combs is also doing everything possible to prepare for the release of his debut album.
King, born Christian Casey Combs, kicked off his weekend on Friday, August 5 with a late night studio session ahead of his first-ever set at DAER inside the Hard Rock Hotel in Hollywood, Florida. The 24-year-old rapper stopped by the nightclub/nightclub just before 1:30 a.m. with his crew. Upon her arrival, Combs tells iHeartRadio her expectations for the show.
“I’m excited,” Combs said outside by the venue’s lavish pools. “It’s my first time. We’re going to see what it’s like at Hard Rock Fort Lauderdale. Usually we’re in Miami Beach, so to be here I’m excited. It’s a new experience.
During her performance, Combs performed a handful of bangers as her 2018 collaboration with Chris Brown “Love You Better” and its latest single “I can’t stop I won’t stop” with KodakBlack. He dropped the record days before his surprise appearance during Kodak’s set at Ride hard Miami.
The song, produced by Rippa On The Beat, extracts At Lil’ Kim’s 1996 hit “Crush On You” with Little Stop. Combs’ father and Kim both praised the record after it fell last month. Combs said he got Queen B’s blessing a few months ago.
“I actually played it for her at my Pops… after being honored at the BET Awards, I played it for her there,” Combs said. “We were in the bathroom listening and she was like ‘Yo that’s the one. It’s here. So she fell in love with him straight away. Seeing her co-sign on Instagram was awesome.
“Can’t Stop Won’t Stop” is just the beginning of his working relationship with Kodak Black. The two rappers had been friends for a while and had wanted to get into the studio together for quite some time. As he noted in a meeting with 103.5 Rhythm in Miami, Kodak sent him the disc and Combs bounced a few ideas on the Pompano Beach native until they finally put it together. The video, which has over 5.4 million views as of the date of this report, came shortly after the recording was completed.
Kodak has felt very collaborative lately after recently announcing plans to joint projects with French Montana and eventually Lil Uzi Vert. Combs said he and Yak intended to get together on wax again for a “Wavy Snipers strip”. But, for now, he’s focused on putting the finishing touches to his debut album, which is due out later this year.
“I’m about to release my album very soon,” Combs said. “We got the project at the end of this year for sure. I’m glad they hear it. The next project will be the first album so it will be a movie.
King Combs released his first EP Sincerely, C3 back in 2019. The project, which was dropped via Bad Boy Records and EMPIRE, features nine tracks, including collaborations with jeremih, city girls, Ty Dolla$ign, 03 greedy, Grizzly t-shirt and more. Since then he has delivered other records like “Cartis” (2020), “Legacy” (2020) and “Holdin’ Me Down” with Coming. Combs isn’t revealing much about his debut album, but he promises it will be another Bad Boy production.
“It’s Bad Boy for life, you know that!” Combs exclaimed.