PKSP releases new single ‘Why Play Games’ feat. Yung Spade

The performer and producer of hip hop known as PKSP has released his latest official single, “Why Play Games” feat. Yung Spade. The track has been proudly published on the Platinum Protocol Records independent music label, entirely without the financial or managerial support of the corporate music industry. Bringing equal portions of deep groove, urban poetry and a smooth delivery which will appeal to fans of R ‘n’ B as well as hip hop, “Why Play Games” is a rap track that is sure to snare attention from music fans everywhere.

Rapper from New Jersey PKSP cites as main artistic influences such broadly varied and popular talents as Rakim, Guru, DJ Premier, Pete Rock, CL Smooth, Nicki Minaj, MC Lyte, Queen Latifah, Naughty by Nature, Kendrick Lamar, Childish Gambino, and Fabolous. Nevertheless, his “Why Play Games” single proves that his long experience at writing lines and rhymes has kept his sound and style both prominent and original.

“I write all my lyrics,” the rapper relates. “I been writing since I was 13 years old. I love to write and now I’m tackling songwriting for pop and R&B.”

While the theme of “Why Play Games” clearly has its basis in the romantic sphere, this is not PKSP’s whole modus operandi on his current album.

“The message of my album is inspiration and love of music,” he writes. “The listeners are my main focus for this album, to provide them with some decent music that they can listen to and receive a message on every track.”

PKSP was born in Newark and is sometimes also more-formally known as Double P. He was raised by his mother (whom he refers to as “inspirational”) with four brothers, all of whom were disc jockeys. On a trip to Hawaii at the age of 13, the artist was taught everything about how to DJ from making mixtapes to production, from marketing to promotion, by his older brother, DJ J Love.

His current official bio reads, “Taking what he learned in Hawaii, PKSP went home and applied the knowledge to start his own DJ service. Preparing to enter high school, PKSP knew that music would be his escape from the urban society, and he became more serious about becoming not only a DJ but also a lyricist.”

After 26 years of hard work, PKSP is the CEO of Platinum Protocol Records as well as an artist and producer. He fills the roles of DJ, sound engineer, and graphic designer. He has worked with what he has respectfully called “a host of talented artists over the years,” has released three mixtapes, and is preparing to drop his official debut album, “So Blessed So Talented” featuring the additional skills of several great producers. A compilation record, “No More Talking,” is also slated for release in the near future. The comp will feature several artists under the PPR music label umbrella.

“Why Play Games” by PKSP and featuring Yung Spade is available online worldwide.

-S. McCauley

Lead Press Release Writer

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