King Fantastic (Live)
King Fantastic is a hip hop duo from Los Angeles, CA consisting of rapper Killer Reese One and DJ/Producer Troublemaker. Killer Reese One is also one half of LA underground rap duo Bleu Collar. Troublemaker is an internationally known DJ and producer who is also one half of the electronic group Rad Omen, and has remixed and worked with diverse acts such as Johnny Cash, Linkin Park, Matt and Kim featuring De La Soul, and Nina Simone.
In mid 2010, King Fantastic released their debut album — Finger Snaps and Gun Claps — a concise study in Westcoastsynthesizerbeachbumgangstermusic, as interpreted by Killer Reese One and Troublemaker, to rave reviews.
"This is about as exciting as a debut can get." – Buzzine
"The words don't exist that can justifiably showcase the greatness that is King Fantastic." – Revibe
"In a period where hip-hop has progressively feathered itself in with electronic, this producer/lyricist duo successfully sucker punches the other doldrums just sittin' around stale." – Indieshuffle
King Fantastic's video for "Why? Where? What?" has over a million plays in just a few months, and made multiple top ten lists of 2010, including video of the year on Europe's leading music blog First Up! It was also featured on G4TV's 'Attack of the Show" and airs regularly on Playboy TV.
Of recent, the duo has remixed Linkin Park's lead single "The Catalyst" for Warner Bros., reworked their club track "All Black Ying Yang (The Party Song)" for EA Video Games' Sims 3 Late Night, and made their festival debut at Paid Dues in Southern California.