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ABOUT THE RURAL KINGZ
 



The RURAL KINGZ were Established in 2021, by Joel Ski VanDenBerg in Knoxville, TN and Calvin Jak Winfield in Pheonix, AZ. While working the 1st year remotely, they came together and created what became known as the Rural Kingz' studios in Michigan. The two were lifelong leaders on opposite sides of the spectrum in the Entertainment and Music Industries. Their philosophy for the Rural Kingz was both simplistic and challenging at the same time. They set out to write to heal their pain and make a difference after losing so many friends and family over the years to Drugs, Alcohol, and Gun Violence. Many friends were also lost in the prison system due to drugs, alcohol, and gun violence!  After many years of paying their dues and learning things the hard way involved with the Corporate Music Industry Machine, they both were dead set to succeed without the Machine and came up with the philosophy of the Rural Kingz. Their philosophy is to create albums and collaborate with several of their friends who are Top Notch, not -so- Mainstream artists, who feel the same way! The Album Poetic Justiz, consists of 11 collaborative tracks that cross every genre, socio-economic, and cultural boundaries. At the end of the day, Poetic Justiz, tells the story of two people who grew up in the same city in two very different communities. Their life's paralleled in almost every way, including going through the challenges of growing up in an unfair and unjust world, where people could very easily take a wrong turn based on anger or frustration, or to support their family, and pay for it dearly in the prison system or with their life. Their stories are brutally honest, and ultimately become stories of redemption, healing and acceptance! Big shout out to God, the awesome artists, our friends, and loved ones that helped us to pull it all off. With out ya'll we would be nothing!  Special thanx to Clayton Quisenberry, Danny Boone Alexander, Kevin Palmer, Blaine Burnett, Wayne Head, Ted Blunt, Emily Jamieson, Ira Cohen Humpries, Blacq Catt, Gerard Williams, Danny Budsyn, Phillip Novice, Re Todd, RE UP and so many more!  We hope you all like it! More to come; we're just getting started! God Bless!

RURAL KINGZ

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