A dynasty is born

New coming hip-hop sensation Royal Dynasty made an extraordinary outbreak in Downey High School, the trio includes Jamiah Lindsey and Gabriel Estrada and Robert Molina. Dynasty debuted at the fall sports rally and plans to perform at various school events.

Joseph Jordan

New coming hip-hop sensation Royal Dynasty made an extraordinary outbreak in Downey High School, the trio includes Jamiah Lindsey and Gabriel Estrada and Robert Molina. Dynasty debuted at the fall sports rally and plans to perform at various school events.

John Franco, Sports Editor

The creative thought of Gabriel Estrada, Jamiah Lindsey, Robert Molina, Khalil Shashati, and has led to the emergence of the new musical group: Royal Dynasty. This hip-hop group came from the crowds and started the school year with a bang by performing at various football games and the Back to School Rally.

“We all came together and decided to do what we always wanted to do,” Producer Robert Molina said. “It was hard but we got our first song out.”

Royal Dynasty came from the collaboration of four students who were ready to bring change to Downey for school pride. With goals for a dynamic future, they are ready for a promising year full of music.

“I really think we can get big,” the group said unanimously “It just take publicity, determination, and success.”

These boys all work together to create these songs but also have individual roles such as producer and business manager.

Estrada and Lindsey are the musical talents while Shashasti and Molina are the business heads of the group, consistently looking for a chance to perform.

“I feel great; I feel amazing,” Vocalist Gabriel Estrada said, “It’s new and I know we can get bigger.”

The group began their musical performances at the Downey recording studios of one of the members. Their first ideas began in middle school and finally became a reality during their senior year of high school.

“I had a dream. I wanted my own album and we got it,” Molina said, “I got the help of my fellow members and we’re getting through.”

The group has big aspirations: from performing at major school events, to performing out in public, to getting their own single album out; Royal Dynasty is ready for success.

“I really think we can get far, it feels as if it just happened yesterday but with all the support from students and staff it’s going great.” Publicist Khalil Shashati said.

The group has experienced mass amounts of publicity and support from students and staff. Principal Houts has put them in a marketing class to further improve their skills in running a group. Students are in support of them as they create new material.

“I really want to give the students more,” Vocalist Jamiah Lindsey said, “I couldn’t thank the student body enough for all the support; it has really motivated us.”

Royal Dynasty is one example of the growing amount of talent that has come from D.H.S. From James Hetfield, the lead singer for Metallica, to Robert Ballard who discovered the Titanic, Royal Dynasty is hoping to get to the top with plans to get recognized as notable alumni.

Their goal is to change music by getting it from its roots. They desire to make music beautiful once more.

Royal Dynasty hopes to perform at Prom and the Blacklight Assembly.

With a single just released and a mix tape as well, Royal Dynasty has strong goals to look forward to but for now they are just changing the meaning of Viking pride through the art of music.