King AP aka Arpit Verma is a 21-year-old lyricist, singer, and rapper from Lucknow. Being a fan of rap music from a very young age, he got influenced by many Indian rappers like Honey Singh and thought of giving it a try himself. He finally wrote some songs and made his friends listen to them. He was then encouraged by his friends to pursue music and build a career in this field. In 2016, he started writing songs and made his first dummy composition with proper lyrics with the song ‘Guzarish’.
‘International Love’ was one of his very first international collab with music artist Xhea and Dogle track with his teammate Yuva. King AP also made some rap covers like Bekhayali, Yeh Dooriyan which were sung by Rohit Pandey, and Pachtaoge in which King AP performed a rap, and the singer was Abhyudhay Singh.
King AP met Traxeon in 2019 and they did some original tracks and rap covers after which King AP expressed his desire that he wanted Traxeon to produce one of his songs. Music was then produced by Traxeon and the singer was Rohit Pandey along with King AP’s powerful rap.
Traxeon has been a very important part of his musical journey as he has produced many of his songs like Sachi Bewafayi, Crush, Purani Baatein etc. Anjam was one his first single which was also given a shoutout by Youtuber Afaik.
He then started working on his new album 2k16 after which the world got hit by the pandemic. In spite of that he relentlessly worked on his album along with Traxeon and finished it by March.
“2k16 album, a collection of heart-touching compositions, has been launched for the music lovers and I personally liked “Guzarish” and “Ek shaam” the most. The artist has done justice to the sentiments conveyed through the songs and it is indeed praiseworthy. We are on the lookout for new talents and we would like to extend our support to the independent artists who aspire to expand their reach through various digital platforms. We plan to release, curate and promote 100+ songs by the year 2022. We are in advance conversations with a lot of D2C brands which are willing to sponsor and support the upcoming talent and in turn get promotions through Brand endorsement” says Himanshu Mishra, Founder of GrooveNexus.
His debut album ‘2K16’ which is set to release on 24th August 2021 under GrooveNexus Records has eight songs with each of the songs has its own essence and all the songs are connected in a beautiful storyline. The album portrays an incomplete love story of a boy and a girl, where the boy wants to confess his feelings for the girl but is unable to do so due to some misunderstandings and they get further apart. Each of the song depicts different phases of unrequited love and the pain that comes with it.
The album ‘2k16’ features three artists, Rohit Pandey, Harshita Beniwal and Neha Rawat along with a lyricist Abhimanyu, who has co-written three songs, Ek shaam, Naseeb, and Khayal along with King AP. All the songs in the album are produced by Traxeon himself.
The album contains four romantic numbers Guzarish, Insane, Naseeb, and Ek shaam along with Kyu Iss Tarah, Khayal, Yaadein Teri and Laut Aao which are sad numbers.