Brooklyn bred, Lawrence Alobi popularly known as “King Plu” is a Nigerian-American artist. He was raised by his mother who strongly instilled in him, the values of education and had aspirations for him to be a doctor. Despite his mother’s desire for him to pursue a career in medicine, “Plu“ had other inclinations; an affinity for poetry and music.
From an early age, he would write poems, have his mom or siblings read them to see if they understood the message or picture he was trying to portray. In his late teens, he began the transition from poetry to music. In his words, “Music is just poetry with a tune to it”.
While attending The University of Houston, “King Plu” continued pursuing a professional career in music. “Plu” became a member of the Hip Hop group “4th & Inchez,” releasing 3 albums and 2 mixtapes. “Plu” later joined the group called The Union, which was a huge hip hop conglomerate in Texas and together they put out 4 mixtapes and toured within the South. After the disbandment of the group in 2011, “Plu” went on to writing and composing music for several artists.
He joined the songwriting collective called “The Four” and worked on records with “Music World”, home to Destiny’s Child, Sabrina Antoinette (Chris Brown’s former artist), Cash Money Records, Lil Flip and more.
In addition to writing for artists, he has performed alongside J. Cole, Drake, Fabulous, Wale, DMX, Rick Ross, Slim Thug, and more. In 2015, “Plu” revisited his Nigerian roots and experimented with the rhythmic sounds of Africa – Afrobeats. Releasing singles like “Bonano,” “Levelz,” “Borrow-Borrow,” and ”Runs Girl”. He has 2 EPs and 3 PluMixes under his belt. Plu began to garner widespread attention in the Nigerian music scene. While consistently putting out records. Plu continues to deliver witty wordplay and he is ready to take over the African rap scene and beyond one bar at a time. All hail the King!
From the music to the artwork which was designed by King Plu, you can pick up on the subtle and not so subtle messages. The innuendos and undertones are endless and exactly what he had in mind when he created this piece. “As you gaze, let you mind run free. That’s the beauty of art and music that incites”.
The chorus was beautifully crafted by the amazing Nigerian singer/songwriter/guitarist “Mikel” with melodious vocals that keep your yearning for more.
“Plu” speaks to a female he is drawn to and tries to pick her brain with his witty lyrics and crafty metaphors delivered with panache and a touch of arrogance
We saved the best for last; the production/instrumentation done by world renowned afrobeats producer “Spellz” is nothing short of a masterpiece with African drums and percussions guaranteed to move your hips and set fire to your feet.
“How Deep” is sensual, sexy, it’s about emotions. It’s about love, lust, and the root of all evil; Love of Money. It is a conversational piece between two.
Wants versus Needs, physical versus mental, sexual vs sensual. There’s always a grey area where something that is sensual to one may be sexual to another.
How deep is your love, Is it Love, Is it Lust?