King (Rapper) Wiki, Age, Girlfriend, Family, Biography & More

King aka King Rocco [1] is an Indian singer, rapper, and songwriter. He was one of the Top 5 finalists in the MTV reality show ‘MTV Hustle’ in 2019.

King aka King Rocco [1] is an Indian singer, rapper, and songwriter. He was one of the Top 5 finalists in the MTV reality show ‘MTV Hustle’ in 2019.

Wiki/Biography

King aka Arpan Kumar Chandel [2] was born in 1998 (age 23 years; as of 2021) in Uttar Pradesh, and later, he shifted to Delhi. He did his schooling at a government school. While he was in school and college, he used to publish his rap videos on various social media profiles.

Physical Appearance

Height (approx.): 5′ 8″

Hair Colour: Black

Eye Colour: Black

Family

His father’s name is Ashok Chandel, and his mother’s name is Rani Chandel.

King with his mother

Relationships/Affairs

Reportedly, in 2018, he was in a relationship with a girl, but later, the duo parted ways.

King’s Instagram post with his rumoured ex-girlfriend

Career

In 2012, he started his YouTube channel ‘King Rocco’ and uploaded his first video ‘Boombass’ in 2015.

 

He received a silver play button for his YouTube channel in 2019.

King’s YouTube silver button

On 5 October 2018, he released his first music album ‘Circumstances.’ Some of the songs released under the album are “She Know,” “Red Dirt State,” “The Divison,” and “Clearly By Now.”

Circumstances album poster

Before making his career as a professional singer and rapper, he used to do a job in the government sector. In 2019, he auditioned for the TV reality show ‘MTV Hustle.’ He gave his audition digitally and sent his rap videos to the makers of MTV Hustle. He was then selected for the final audition round which was judged by the famous Indian rappers Raftaar, Raja Kumari, Nucleya, and Naezy. In the audition round, King sang ‘Mai Khoya Rahu’ song and with his performance, he became the first contestant to make it to the Top 15. He was among the Top-5 contestants in the show.

A snippet from King’s audition song in MTV Hustle

In 2020, he released the music album ‘The Carnival,’ and some of the songs released under the album includes “Dracula,” “90s,” “Mafiia,” “Let The Eyes Talk,” “IICONIC,” and “Tu Aake Dekhle.” He released another music album in the same year titled ‘Heartbreak, Made Me Do It.’

 

In 2021, he released the music album ‘The Gorilla Bounce’ with the songs “Casanova,” “Main Bas Kehti Nahi,” “Era,” and “Tera Hua Na Mai Kabhi.”

Era song poster

Facts/Trivia

  • During the audition round of ‘MTV Hustle’ (2019), he shared the fact that how he developed an interest in music. He said,

    At the age of 5, I used to listen to vocal groups like Backstreet Boys and Vengaboys. When I was in class 6, I used to be a part of choir singing. In class 11 and 12, I started producing music.”

  • While he was in school, he used to play football.
  • In an interview, he shared why he kept his name, King. [3] He said,

    I belong to the clan of kings ‘Chandel,’ my mother’s name is Raani, and I wanted a common name which is easy to pronounce and is understandable in various countries.”

  • He also goes by the name Badnaam Raja. [4]
  • While he was auditioning for MTV Hustle (2019), he shared that he did not smoke. [5]
  • King is an avid dog lover and has shared various Instagram posts with dogs.

 

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  • King is often spotted drinking alcohol. [6]
  • In 2021, his song “Father Saab” was ranked no.1 by the Kworb, a global artists ranking site. [7]
  • He has got a tattoo of ‘Mashhoor’ inked on his left forearm.

    King’s Instagram post about his tattoo

  • He has performed live at various stage shows and events.

 

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