The Rap Industry
With its origins in New York in the 70s, Rap is undoubtedly a universal marvel. It has boosted the sales of thousands of records, revolutionized fashion modes, and ignited social transitions.
There are rappers to whom we are thankful for propelling the rap industry to the altitudes it has reached today. Out of which, a forthcoming influencer of this genre, a pronto thriving star in Miami, and an artist jam-packed with skill is Kool Rula.
He attracted the limelight with “Get Out The Way”, a single by DJ Chipman. After proving his aptitude on that horizon, he set out to release his single “Want Me”. Without hiatus dropped his next single featuring Lexx Lunar named “Relentless”. Currently, the world awaits his upcoming solo debut EP Chill Boy, which releases soon. With this, experts reckon he would have an undeletable place in the rap genre and the music industry overall. This rap artist has the creative capacity to tailor himself to multiple genres, production categories, and styles.
Kool Rula explained that he has multiple styles, which he is constantly switching up. He commented that he could be lyrical, make ABC raps, and even melodies. Rula further stated that his work would be a surprise, something we wouldn’t know about until he puts it out there.
Back in the day, Kool Rula, the public knows today, went by the name of Sonel Francois. He was born in a battle-scarred town in Haiti and shifted to the US with his father when he was one. He later confided his father’s incentive behind the move and revealed that the infamous covert police that his father was a part of back in Haiti made him do many bad things, and he was in the search for a better life.
However, even in the new setting, his dad became a notorious gang member and continued his relentless actions. Rula further confessed that his household wasn’t good; he believed he lived in a trap house, although Rula wasn’t raised like that as he stayed with his grandpa.
Due to his bleak household, which was necessary, disagreeable, and natural, he wanted a life that was in perpetual antagonism to the preceding. For that, he busied himself in sports and music. However, bullying by the other kids that picked on his voice made him drop out of the chorus in school. Later, Kool revealed that he was a great singer and his teacher predicted that the whole world would see him one day. However, little Kool didn’t know that his teacher’s prediction would turn into reality so soon.
Kool’s dad passed away when he was 15, and this was a turning point. He started composing songs and said that he learned a lot by watching Chipman. He saw his future world when he assisted in carrying equipment at clubs and parties with DJs.
How It All Started
Entry To The Music World
His entry into the music world was when he graduated from Miami Edison Senior High School and went to the studio to manage his friend and aspiring artist Lexx Lunar to record with Ali Coyote. Kool jotted down lyrics for Lexx to recite, and on viewing his work, Lexx and Ali suggested that he rap his lyrics. Although not interested in rap, he did so, and the rest is history.
The trio recorded the single “Smooth Sailing”, which grabbed some attention. Although Rula, Ali Coyote, and three other members of the Camp Shed were never given credit for it. Rula admitted that he wished that they would keep the credits on their song since it was the first song released on the radio that he co-wrote.
Owing to this accomplishment, they formed a 12-member group and released their 2017 mixtape “Open House”. Rula agreed that they could have gone a long way, but a ship like that eventually crashes.
Fortunately, before the group dispersed, Kool Rula started his solo career by releasing his singles, “Smacking” and “Want Me”. His new single, “Relentless” followed his last single. Whatever we will get from the rapper would always be a mystery, as it would never have the same flow nor the same melody, mentioned Kool.
Kool remarked that he has something for everybody; it can be something loud or wild, it can be something screaming or calm, or it can be something melodic or pop. Kool possesses the remarkable ability to deliver different genres out of the bag, day in-day out. This sensation is an all-rounder and a star the world needs and awaits!