King Soup – Rapper (Wilmington, NC)

king soupDaquan Andre Manley (born January 17, 1994) professionally known as King Soup, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, and record producer. Born and raised in Wilmington, North Carolina, Manley first became involved in music with a group known as Darkside, where he performed under the name Super Dee The Kid. After a few years of singles and two projects between 2008 and 2010, he decided to become a soloist. He released two more projects as Super Dee Tha Kid between 2011 and 2013, before changing his name to King Soup. In January 2014, he released his first project under the new name titled “I Aint Bout That Life,” which served as a parody project mimicking the trap music/ chiraq themed music that was influencing his city even though he has a clean record. In late 2015, King Soup’s mentor and best friend Yuki was gunned down in his hometown. He was the only person that kept pushing Soup to chase his dreams of being a recording artist. From that point forward, Soup made it his goal to make it in the music industry for his fallen friend. In 2016 , he returned to the music scene releasing his first single, “Imma Dog”, in February. This single started to gain attention during the fall, after a tweet containing a snippet of the song went viral. King Soup saw a dramatic increase in activity on his social media pages, as well as a demand for more music. In December 2016, he announced that his comeback project would be released in a few months. King Soup headlined the official 2017 CIAA Gym Jam on the same day he released his i3 project in February 2017. This tape boosted his most successful song to date, “I Got”, which landed on HoodClips viral instagram page. Giving him over 1 million views and over 100,000 plus streams across all digital platforms. His other projects, “Soundcloud Jesus” and most recent “Fire Flame Forever” would go on to receive high praises and positive reviews from long term fans, new listeners, current artists and legends in the entertainment industry.

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