SAS reached success prior to his cocky single “I’m a Dog,” club banger, “Who Is You Kiddin’” featuring Skooly, his reoccurring role on VH1’s Love & Hip Hop Atlanta and not to mention personally financing two of his videos that premiered on World Star Hip Hop. He first got his feel of music when he joined his older brother’s rap group, Da Razkalz Cru at the age of seven. Instantly kicking their careers into high gear, they became in-demand from guest appearances in music videos, modeling for Sean John, to performing on Nickelodeon’s® All That, and joining the B2K Pandemonium Tour while signed to Elektra Records. Eventually deciding to part ways due to the blatant age barriers, SAS immediately returned to school and became a self-contained writer only visiting the studio to keep one foot in the door.
“I feel like I brought attention to the group because I was the youngest. But, there were things they were ready to talk about, that I had yet to experience. So we did what was best,” SAS explains.
His drive changed in 2009 after the tragic loss of his older brother, Dolla who was at the height of his career. Charged with ambition and the need to carry on Dolla’s legacy, he reentered the studio. Music filled the gap between school and the night life for SAS and the results were back to back mixtapes, Problem Child and Unsolved Problems.
SAS was soon hit with another tragic setback after a family dispute that left him facing life in prison. He spent a year in jail but bonded out and spent another year on strict house arrest. While on house arrest, he fell back on his roots by turning his closet into a make-shift studio. Putting his ambitions on full display, he penned his recent experiences and conceived his mixtape Out On Bail. During this time, he discovered he had a son and was jolted once again with motivation to go harder. Following his conviction, he released Follow My Lead on Dolla’s birthday as a tribute to his contribution to music.
With his brother, Scrap DeLeon acting as his manager he started making power moves to solidify his efforts. After the video release of “Who Is You Kiddin’” caught the attention of VH1’s Love And Hip Hop Atlanta producers, the King family signed on as the newest cast members for a season via the storyline of Scrap juggling his love life, being a parent and managing SAS’s career. The show afforded SAS the opportunity to introduce his music and grow his fan base. SAS grew into a household name and his appearances were becoming in-demand. On July 3, 2016, SAS was booked in Scottsdale, AZ to perform for the 4th of July weekend. While greeting fans outside of the venue, shots rang out and SAS was caught in the crossfire of an existing altercation. The incident left him with a stray bullet in the back of his head.
Surviving the gun shot sparked SAS with more determination and he naturally returned to the studio to lay out an intense EP named Laylat Al Qadr, which means, “The Night of Power,” the holiest night in the Muslim faith, the last night of Ramadan and the exact night that SAS was shot in the back of the head.
“My music is a mirror image of my life experiences. From the betrayal imposed on me during my time in jail to the losses and gains in my life. It is all me and all real.” – SAS