Timbo King biography

Timbo King

Musician, Musical Artist

1973 –


Who is Timbo King?

Born Timothy Drayton in Bushwick, Brooklyn, New York. Timbo King is the best-known member and leader of Royal Fam. Released an EP titled United We Slam in 1994 with producer Spark 950 as an early form of Royal Fam. Formed the group 56 Platoon in 2005, along with some other ex-Royal Fam members. Has his own label, Fortknox. He released an album, From Babylon to Timbuk2, in 2011 largely produced by Bronze Nazareth.

Timbo King can be seen in the Forrest Whitaker film Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai in the cypher in the park scene over the instrumental to "Ice Cream" with the lines "jumpin sharp fences, dodging police radar sensors, Ninja's wit Monkey wrenches, plus gun-shot wounds from nine inches". In 2013 he founded "The Kraftsmen", a hip-hop and rock band with French artists, Soulstreet and Adikson.

He is related to Flavor Flav.


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Mar 26, 1973
  • United States of America

on July 23, 2013