Roger McBride (born December 14, 1968), mostly known as King Tee (formerly known as King T), is an American West Coast Hip hop rapper from Compton, California. Emerging as one of Compton's earliest Hip hop heroes. He was signed to Capitol records, where he released his debut album "Act a Fool" in 1988 with the hit singles "Act a Fool", "Payback's a Mutha", "The Coolest" and "Bass", which they were widely considered a Hip hop classic. In the late 1980's and early 1990's, he worked primarily with producer DJ Pooh, and was responsible for the rise of Tha Alkaholiks, whom he helped guide into the industry. He is the Chief executive officer (CEO) and founder of King T Inc.
Roger McBride was born in Compton, California on December 14, 1968 and has attended high school. He had been around the Los Angeles Hip hop scene for many years alongside Ice-T and Kid Frost and acted as a pioneer for the genre. In 1988 he made his debut with Act a Fool, considered a classic among West Coast fans. After 1993's Tha Triflin' Album, on which Tee worked with Marley Marl, he left Capitol for MCA and put out IV Life in 1994. After leaving MCA as well, he built with Dr. Dre and ended up signing to the producer's label, Aftermath Entertainment. However, Tee only released three songs while on the label, "Str8 Gone" and "Fame" which appeared on Dr. Dre Presents the Aftermath and "Some L.A. Niggaz" which appeared on 2001, the two began recording for King Tee's Aftermath album, but the project was subject to repeated push-backs. Eventually, King Tee requested a release from the label.
In 2002, King Tee independently released his Aftermath album, Thy Kingdom Come, produced by Dr. Dre and DJ Battlecat. He also released The Ruthless Chronicles in 2004, which had songwriting by Tee's protégé Young Maylay and featured some of the songs seen on Thy Kingdom Come and others produced by DJ Quik. In the interim, Tee has guested on DJ Muggs' Soul Assassins II album. He was mentioned on Nas' song "Where Are They Now?" and appeared on the West Coast remix, along with Kam and Ice-T and other California artists Breeze, Candyman, Threat, Sir Mix-A-Lot and The Conscious Daughters. After this appearance, he put out a mixtape called Boss Up Vol. 1 with music by Snoop Dogg, The Game, J-Ro and several other West Coast artists. In 2006 he made a guest appearance on the song "Poppin' Off" from Xzibit's album Full Circle. He has also reportedly started his own label, though no artists are yet signed to it. A remix of the song Money has appeared on Dr. Dre's son Hood Surgeon's "The Autopsy Mixtape". The song was renamed "Fast Money" and features King Tee and Dr. Dre. The original song was on "Thy Kingdom Come".
In early 2013, King T announced he wants to do his final album. He stated that working with Xzibit's song "Louis XIII" motivated him to record his last album.