Video: King Lil G – “47 Deep”
The Los Angeles People’s Champ Shares the Latest Clip From His Upcoming Eternal Project, Coming July 25th
Critical Praise for King Lil G:
“Like hip-hop legends 2Pac, Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg, Gonzales’ lyrics on his cultural experiences and juvenile turmoil add to the established fabric of West Coast rap.” – VIBE
“In the L.A. underground hip-hop scene, King Lil G has been killing the competition.” – XXL
“King Lil G Keeps Compton’s History Alive” – Noisey Raps
Racking up millions of views on each YouTube upload, Los Angeles rapper King Lil G commands a grassroots army of loyal fans. Taking a break from his grind, King Lil G enjoys a luxurious day and night in L.A. in “47 Deep,” his latest video, premiered by L.A. Leakers. Though King Lil G often dwells on the realities and dangers of hood life, “47 Deep” finds the 30-year-old rapper embracing the rap life, brushing aside his past to bask in the glory of sold-out tours, hotel room parties, and the love and respect of his AK 47 Boyz crew: “You can catch me at the Ritz/Two or three zips/Life is what you make it, God forgive me for my sins.” In the video, King Lil G relaxes poolside at a luxury hotel reflecting on his success, amazed at just how far he’s come. “47 Deep” is the latest video single from Eternal, his upcoming album, following the vicious, HYPEBEAST-premiered “No Face No Ca$e,” which has over 1.2 million views in just two weeks of release.
The follow-up to last year’s Blessed By God, which charted on both the Billboard Heatseeker and Independent Album Charts, Eternal finds the 32-year-old rapper pondering his legacy, reflecting on his past transformed him into the person he is today–an established star and neighborhood hero, bridging the gap between L.A.’s G-Funk past and minimalist present. The work of a proud DIY craftsman–King Lil G had a hand in producing each of the album’s ten tracks–Eternal finds the rapper born Alex Gonzalez hungry and eager to assume his rightful place on the national rap scene. Furthering Lil G’s message of keeping up hopes under terrible circumstances, Eternal releases on July 26th via EMPIRE.
Born in Los Angeles and raised by a single mother, a descendent of famed revolutionary Emiliano Zapata, Alex Gonzalez quickly learned how to provide for his family, earning by any means necessary. He found a better way to make a living when he turned full-time to rapping in the early 2010s, taking inspiration from 2Pac, NWA, Snoop Dogg, and the G-Funk movement. Devoted to his neighborhood, Lil G’s raps pushed a message of hope, using stories from his past to help illuminate a better path for the city’s youth. In 2014, King Lil G dropped two mixtapes, Lost In Smoke and AK47 Boyz, which boasted the massive local hits “Welcome To LA” and “Hopeless Boys,” which has over 40 million plays on YouTube. Now an established and respected figure in the L.A. rap scene, King Lil G musters a dedicated grassroots legion of fans, with more than 2 million followers across social platforms, 300 million views on YouTube, and 50 million streams on Spotify.
Watch “47 Deep”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6j-MizofZp4
Check out the L.A. Leakers premiere: https://losangelesleakers.com/2019/07/new-leak-king-lil-g-47-deep-premiere/
Pre-order Eternal: http://save.empi.re/Eternal
- “47 Deep” (Prod. by HT)
- “No Face No Ca$e” (Prod. by King47)
- “Glocks & Rollies” (Prod. by King47)
- “Call It What You Want” (Prod. by King47)
- “Been On” ft. Devour (Prod. by King47)
- “Henny & Kush” (Prod. by Beatzera)
- “Crenshaw” ft. Pacman The Gunna Man (Prod. by King47)
- “Nobody Move” ft. EMC (Prod. by Passion)
- “1800” (Prod. by King47)
- “Eviction Notice” (Prod. by JX)
Born and raised in Los Angeles, California by his single Mexican mother, King Lil G turned to the streets shortly after his parents divorced when he was 12. Soon enough, gang activity would catch up with him, landing him in Juvenile Hall and then house arrest. But G didn’t let the imprisonment discourage him, instead, he used the time to reflect, finding solace in writing rhymes.
Inspired by his own struggles, trials and tribulations that had shaped him, G looked no further than his own life for material. With no formal training or music background, he began to self-teach and, as a result, master the art of storytelling in its most raw, honest and simplest form of wordsmithing. Additionally, he was influenced by the G-funk flavor of 90s West Coast rap about women, weed and palm trees, especially that of California hip-hop staples Snoop Dogg, Too $hort and Dr. Dre, among others, as well as Mexican folk ballads called corridos and the passion and emotion of one of his all-time favorites, Tupac.
“47 Deep”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6j-MizofZp4
Pre-order Eternal: http://save.empi.re/Eternal