Craig King is the Chairman & Co-Founder of Rap Plug Academy and Rap Plug Live. King is an honoree of the Lifetime Achievement Award from President Barack Obama for his philanthropy with the youth. He attended Howard University where he majored in jazz and classical piano. During his sophomore year he was recruited to perform with Ray Charles for “The Black Requiem Tour” conducted by Quincy Jones. From there King went on to work on many Grammy award winning albums, soundtracks, television shows, commercials, tours and award ceremonies (Kanye West, Ludacris, Jazzy Jeff and Will Smith, Aaliyah etc.).
The newly appointed member of 100 Black Men of Atlanta class of 2022, King has also been named one of AT&T’s Black Future Makers. King has partnered with serial entrepreneur Rick Ross and Co Founder Branden Criss and global companies like AT&T Dream In Black, Apple Music, Ford (Produced Two Roll On Sister Commercials), Google, Microsoft, T-Mobile, Nike, Apple Music, BET, SXSW, Comcast Universal, Revolt, iHeart Radio + many more.
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The Guthman Musical Instrument Competition is one of the only competitions of its kind – an event dedicated to identifying the newest and greatest ideas in music. Every year, we invite musical inventors from around the world to share their creations and ideas about the future of music.