Let me introduce you to Phajean Francis, better known by his stage name PROMKNGHT. A recording artist and song writer born in Miami, Fl but raised right out of the “Boogie Down” Bronx. His love and determination for music made him take his hobby as a singer/songwriter to the next level in a decision of making this his permanent career choice. PROMKNGHT has an alternative R&B sound merged with a hint of 90’s and early 2000’s R&B. His music and passion will thrive you into a nostalgic journey, therefore leaving you, the listener with a taste for more of his music. I had the privilege to speak with PROMKNGHT and get some insight of the artist and his career.
V-Henny: Who inspired you to make music?
PROMNGHT: Aaliyah definitely played a huge role in me starting to make music .
V-Henny: What age did you start writing and recording music?
PROMNGHT: I started writing and recording around the age 15 I should say
V-Henny: What made you want to become a player in the music industry?
PROMNGHT: I think the whole creating process of it all. I loved the idea of expressing through my work. Whether it was music or just simply designing. I grew up watching my fav artist perform at award shows, being played on the radio. and etc. All of that was impressive to me and I wanted to do that and finally be appreciated for what I’m good at.
V-Henny: Given the process within your path, give me a moment that made an impact within your music career.
PROMNGHT: I think my first headline show I had for MajorStage. When so many supporters came out to watch me perform. At that moment I knew this was for me. It was insane and it was so overwhelming.
V-Henny: Has it been a smooth road for you as an artist?
PROMNGHT: It most definitely hasn’t and I think most independent artists can vouch for that. I’ve made a lot of bad decisions . Went down the wrong roads, Sacrificed a lot. Went broke. I appreciate those moments though because without those moments I wouldn’t be the artist I am now. I’ve experienced, learned what to do and not to do. It’s all about growth and learning.
V-Henny: What were some of the steps you had to take to get to where you’re at now?
PROMNGHT: I had to learn how to do things on my own and not depend on others to get the job done.
V-Henny: What projects are you presently working on?
PROMNGHT: I just dropped a project called “When the World Sleeps” that I am super in love with! The fans love it! I am happy. Now I am working on singles and doing collabs.
V-Henny: Other notables you have worked with?
PROMNGHT: I’m working on it!
V-Henny: What’s your ultimate goal within your artistry ?
PROMNGHT: Self love, self confidence and I can’t stress this enough. I have to deal with social anxiety half the time and that can block me from being great. That’s a goal of mine is to just overcome that and be great for myself and my fans.
V-Henny: What is one message you would give to your fans?
PROMNGHT: Without you guys I would be nothing. I wouldn’t have gotten this far truthfully. We have to treat our fans like our family and acknowledge them. You;re never too “BIG” to acknowledge the people that supported you through your career and got you this far!
V-Henny: Is there anything else you would like the world to know about you?
PROMNGHT: I am here to stay and not because I am better but because I feel I am different and a breath of fresh air. Truthfully, I’m starting to understand and accept that I am a beast! I don’t give myself enough credit as I should.