Kyng Bea is a multi-talented R&B artist based out of Raeford, North Carolina. With a background in piano from the age of three, Kyng’s true passion for music was sparked around the young age of twelve when he began taking piano more seriously. Around the age of 18 he began singing while watching the album recording process of distant family while visiting New York, and following the praise he received for his help on the project, he began to shift his focus to vocal work as well as piano.
His personal sound is within the vein of R&B while showcasing an electronic Pop twist that is new and refreshing. With music having always had a profound impact on his life, he views it as a means of expression and a way to convey his deep internal world in an external way. He has likened his work to the hieroglyphics of ancient Egypt; his songs are able to provide the imagery of his personal journey and of his Lumbee/Tuscarora Native American and African heritages. He hopes that his work will gain a special place in the hearts of his listeners and become a companion to growth and inspiration.
Outside of music, Kyng Bea has worked with various organizations to bring awareness and help to the local community. His first outlet into community service was in 2008 when he won the Hoke county Title of Mr. Hawkeye Indian Culture Center (HICC). Upon winning the pageant he began working with the American Lung Association’s program N.O.T on Tobacco, and prepping food and dry goods for local need-based community members. From 2014 to 2017, Kyng Bea used his tenure on Cruise ships to spread awareness of the daily economic issues and struggles of the Lumbee People in Hoke and Robeson County. In 2018 he made contact with the North Carolina Fayetteville Pride non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, who was in need of a host for their first ever Fayetteville Pride Fest. The festival was expecting a crowd of 2 or 3 hundred, at the end of the day it was closer to 1500 attendees. This showed there was a need for awareness and resources for LGBTQ in Fayetteville and the surrounding areas. Their next festival the following year, drew a crowd of 5000 people. Soon after, Kyng Bea joined the Fayetteville Pride board in 2019, and was elected Vice President in 2021. After the killing of George Floyd in 2020, Kyng Bea joined with J. Cole, Dennis Smith Jr., and other local leaders in a march for Police Reform and Black Lives Matter through downtown Fayetteville.