King Killumbia (Devin Patrick) is a recording artist, actor & celebrity graphic designer from South Carolina. He is signed to Def Jam recording artist Lil Ru and is the founder and trademark owner of "Killumbia".
He is the first white rap artist to ever be signed from South Carolina. He is most notably known for his high energy anthematic songs and his frequent work with Lil Ru, Pastor Troy, Three 6 Mafia members: Project Pat, Lil Wyte & La Chat.
King Killumbia begin rapping in 1998, making several cassettes tapes & mixtapes throughout the years. He first got recognition when he gained News headlines in 2005 when he was arrested on a felony charge for "Threatening the life of a Police Officer" in his song Psycho Path Killahs. It was later dismissed when the News stations aired the case and the Solicitor dropped the charges. According to Devin Patrick, he wrote the song after the alleged officer made prejudice remarks toward him to a close friend. He removed the song from his website after being arrested but later released an edited version omitting the officers name.
Around 2006 he took a break from recording music to pursue beat production and audio engineering. While in college he began working at the Jam Room recording studio. While there he was introduced to Darren "D-Luv" Martin (now Sheen Magazine owner), who signed him to his R&B label Love Town Productions as a producer. There he produced two notable radio hit singles (Crazy & 2 Fly) for singer Debbi and a few other tracks.
After creative differences he left in 2007. During this time he returned to rap releasing MySpace singles "I Got It and Bounce Bounce", both gained huge internet popularity in his region. Shortly after he was sought out by Head Hunter Records, who had just secured Lil Ru a deal with Capitol Records. They then began recording the project at the Jam Room, where he helped on sessions for hit songs "Don't I Look Good, I'm Spinnin' It & The Nasty Song"; which finally landed Lil Ru a deal with Def Jam. After several meetings with the Head Hunter they were unable to secure a mutual deal for Patrick.
In 2011 he got the shot he aimed for... he landed a deal with Head Hunter Records (Capitol Records/Def Jam). He released a few singles including strip club hit Make It Rain, Goin' Dumb and I Got You. But after several set backs and Lil Ru leaving the label, He too also parted ways at the beginning of 2012. Patrick took a break from music for the next couple years, becoming a first time father.
In 2014 he signed to Lil Ru's label Presidential Music, formed under Island Def Jam. He released his debut album "Problems" in early 2015. Which featured award nominated hit singles Killumbia and Spazzmatic. Lil Ru and Natalac (BET) were the only notable guest features on the album along with production from BTP (Lil Wayne, B.o.B., T-Pain & Dorrough). The album recieved 7 award nominations. After the success of Killumbia many people began to try to use the name. He was forced to trademark the word. He later created the subname King Killumbia online, implying he was the King of Killumbia.
In 2016 He released follow up album "Welcome to Killumbia". The album features singles: Money Up, Flossin', I'll Fuck Ya Bitch & Drugs. The album received radio play and was nominated several times. Patrick pulled the SCUMA award for Best Song Collaboration for "Money Up". Lil Ru, Pastor Troy, Lil Wyte & Lil Chuckee (YMCMB) were the only notable features.
In early 2017 he appeared on DMX & Friends: Kings & Queens of Hip-Hop Tour with Lil Ru, alongside DMX, Ja Rule, Lil Ru, Khia, Juvenile and the Ying Yang Twins. later that year He made an agreement with movie director iShootVideos to use his name Killumbia on their series "Killumbia USA" a Crime-Drama series released exclusively on Youtube. The show features some of Patrick's music and he portrays a Detective turned crook.
Following the Texas shootings in early 2018 he again gained news coverage on FOX News, when his Facebook page was mistaken for the Church shooter Devin Patrick Kelley's. Later that year He was the brainchild & appeared on Natalac - Hoe Check II, a song tribute to the late The Last Mr. Bigg. The song was produced by he & his producer D Gutta and featured Mr. Flip, Project Pat & Pastor Troy. The song contained the last audio recording of The Last Mr. Bigg from a drop he did.
Currently he is working on his third studio album self entitled "King Killumbia". In an interview he confirmed Pastor Troy, Lil Ru, Project Pat, Murphy Lee, Lil Wyte, La Chat, Bone Crusher, Bubba SparxxX, Bizarre (D12) & more would appear on the record.