IAA INDUSTRY NEWS : What city and state are you from?
KNOW1EDGE MUZIK: I’m originally from Palm Bay, Florida
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS : What is your music background?
KNOW1EDGE MUZIK: My music background is relatively minute compared to others. I came up around a lot of guys who pursued rapping. I played sports and left the rapping up to them, but music has always intrigued me. I used to write bars and poems when I wasn’t sleeping in class or running around the hallways in high school. Even though I was interested in music, I never recorded a song until the age of 24 when me and a group of guys in Arizona got together and started taking it somewhat serious.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS : Why do you want to record and release your own music?
KNOW1EDGE MUZIK: Aside from being successful, I like the responses that I get from people who say that my music really touched them and served a purpose.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS : What are your songs about?
KNOW1EDGE MUZIK: I transform events from my everyday life into music. My songs are about real life situations and issues that people deal with. I believe in connectivity with the fans. 95% of fans that listen to mainstream music cannot completely relate with 95% of the music that they’re hearing. I just want to produce projects that are going to have substance and be the wind behind someone’s back. I make “ignorant tracks” too because I’m from the South and also believe in having fun and letting loose. I like to cover all bases though. Music is an art and I like to tap in to all aspects of it.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS : Who is your fan base directed towards?
KNOW1EDGE MUZIK: My fan base is directed towards anyone who relates. I want all ages, races, creeds, and colors to vibe to my music because realistically, we all go through similar problems and predicaments. I don’t want to be isolated to one demographic or to certain demographics. I want to be thorough…I want to be universal.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS : Who are your musical influences?
KNOW1EDGE MUZIK: My musical influences are Trick Daddy, Iceberg, Ricka, Jay-Z, and Drake, among others.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS : How would you describe your music to people?
KNOW1EDGE MUZIK: I would describe my music as real. Aside from the punch lines and wordplay, overall, it’s real. Even though my imagination is implemented, every statement in my music is authentic and holds a place in my personal history. You don’t get that a lot these days.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS : What makes you stand out from other artists?
KNOW1EDGE MUZIK: I think what makes me stand out is that I go in a completely different direction than what is expected. I’m giving knowledge through my tracks, no tuition. I don’t just brag about this and that. I let you know the process it takes to achieve this and that.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS : What are some upcoming projects you are currently working on?
KNOW1EDGE MUZIK: I’m currently working on my “Therapy Session” mix-tape which should be out in late January or early February. Until then I’ll just be releasing different projects on YouTube, so be on the lookout.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS : What are your career goals? Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
KNOW1EDGE MUZIK: My career goals are to leave a stamp on the game. I want to make a difference, not just take the money and run. I want my name and art to be around forever. I want people to remember what they were going through when my music dropped and remember how it brought them out of those dark places. I feel like God gave me a gift and I owe the world. In ten years I see myself being a force, not only in the hip-hop world, but in the music world.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS : How can your fans access your music and contact you?
KNOW1EDGE MUZIK: They can access my music at