IAA SPOTLIGHT: GET TO KNOW – MISVNDERSTOOD- HAWAII’S HOTTEST STARS!

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IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What city and state are you from?

MISVNDERSTOOD: We are from two different states. Knahledg is from the south side of Chicago, Illinois. He spent most of his summers there in between the amount of states he moved from. Most of his family is spread out through Chicago until this day and he visits very often. The same goes for King Doss, except he is from Cleveland, Ohio. We both love and miss our cities very much and hope to one day make our cities proud to scream our names.

IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What is your music background?

MISVNDERSTOOD: Our music background mainly leans on J Cole and Wale due to what and how they rap. With mixes of those two lyricists and addition between our own styles, we are able to tell stories about what we’ve experienced throughout our 20 years of living.

IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: Why do you want to record and release your own music?

MISVNDERSTOOD: Rather than talking about the popular topics of money, females, drugs and violence in the ways that most of the artists do today in the music industry, we aim to explain what it’s like to grow up in our cities and to witness what we have. In other words, stepping inside our shoes and feeling exactly what we felt. The pain, agony, heart break and many other emotions that many Americans are fortunate to not have to experience. We want to use music so the world can relate and also we hope to take music back to its roots.

IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What are your songs about?

MISVNDERSTOOD: Our songs have many meanings all in one. At one point they talk about current events in the music industry, or it could be talking about how a girl did one of us wrong/how we want the girl, even to real life situations between us and what happens on the streets throughout Chicago and Cleveland.

IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: Who is your fan base directed towards?

MISVNDERSTOOD: We aim to reach as big of a fan base as we possibly can. So instead of just doing rap music, r&b, or hip-hop, we try to reach every single genre and satisfy millions of people around the world and be known as the most versatile artists that have been seen in years, possibly since Outkast.

IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: Who are your musical influences?

MISVNDERSTOOD: Outkast, Wale, J Cole, Kendrick Lamar, Drake, and many others are definitely just a slim few of artists that we look towards as influences. The biggest influences though are God and ourselves. We listen to our own music more than any other artists because we feel the more we study our craft, the more we can better ourselves and make every song we make better than the last. God is another big influence because he is the reason we are able do what we do, simple as that. It was because of God that we found our talent for music and why we are able to keep bettering ourselves.

IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: How would you describe your music to people?

MISVNDERSTOOD: Our music is simply described as a book. There is a beginning, middle, and an end. Everything flows together and with every word that is said, it pulls you in, deeper and deeper into the story that is being told. Every track is just another chapter to our lives and the audience is just listening to the verses like the pages are just flying by, one by one.

IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What makes you stand out from other artists?

MISVNDERSTOOD: The reason we stand out from other artists is that we are not trying to follow the current trend that is in style as of right now. Many artists’ songs that you hear are talking about the drugs they do, the women they sleep with or how they will kill you or the gang they supposedly ride for. For instance, how many times do you listen to a Young Thug track and hear him talking about bloods, guns and females? Pretty much every line. When it comes to us, all we want to do is tell what we are about. Sounds very simple, but if it was, why can’t every artist do it? With great word play and many exceptional ways to say a simple line, we are a different breed of artists.

IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What are some upcoming projects you are currently working on?

MISVNDERSTOOD: Currently we’re putting together a mixtape. Nothing that has already been released will be on the track except for maybe one or two tracks. We want to give all new material on the mixtape so our audience can’t skip through any tracks just because they heard it months/weeks before. We’re is also working on singles just to release to the public so they aren’t left waiting for however long for our project to drop. We don’t want to lose our fan base in any way, shape or form. This is our job and we take it completely serious no matter what. The audience is buying the music yes, but the real product that is being sold is Misvnderstood.

IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What are your career goals? Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

MISVNDERSTOOD: Our career goals are simple; being the best artists to be in the music industry, period. In 10 years or even 10 weeks, we do not want to be classified as rappers, we want to be classified as lyricists and/or artists. In 10 years we want to be able to say that we made it for our families, cities and most importantly ourselves. We don’t want to be compared or even put in the same category as any other artist, we want to be known as the very best.

IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: How can your fans access your music and contact you?

MISVNDERSTOOD: To hear more from Misvnderstood, you can reach us on Instagram @misvnderstood95_ @king_doss and @knahledg_ .To hear our music, you can access it at soundcloud.com/misvnderstood-95

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  1. Really love what these guys are bringing to the industry. A versatile combination of rap, R&B, etc. They stay close to what they know & it’s clear to see what they represent within their music. They’re deep in god’s word & have faith that they’ll make it no matter what. Keep grindin guys. ItsREALLYdat

  2. Theses two dudes are like my brothers and they really put their heart and soul into what they do the sound they are both creating is something rap has been needing for many years

  3. I feel the love in the music ! keep workin hard to inspire , yAll got the drive and the talent . God gone give you that chance !

  4. I need more music I read the article can I please get the mixtape I live in texas I heard about yall through DOSS IG

  5. I love that there’s a story behind all your music. It shows how genuine & real you guys are. Keep going, hard work pays off!

  6. Truly some of the most talented artists I’ve had the chance to meet. They’re making moves & will definitely make it to the top. Their music is on a whole different level, & brings knowledge to whom it speaks to!

  7. These two are family and with all their hard work they are putting in It’s about to pay off real soon. They’re about to change the game real soon and yall don’t want to miss out on them.

  8. Yall are my inspiration. You are very bright, intellectual young men and very talented. I am very proud of you. Your music tells a story that many need to hear. An im very proud of you an support you all the way.

  9. “I put nothing over the family!” That’s the anthem! Keep working hard, you both are making it for the little guys!

  10. I was in the studio with them a few times and they really do put their heart in this. It’s easy to feel and comprehend the lyrical message in their songs. It’s more than music.. it’s a statement. Misvnderstood.

  11. I hope to see y’all continue to strive for what you want ! Keep grinding and making music and do what you love to do !

  12. From nothing into something. I think ya’ll are gonna be the realist artist out there. This right here? REAL MUSIC. REAL ARTIST. REAL TALENT.

  13. I don’t really know ya’ll but I heard from a very good friend of mine about ya’ll & ya’ll stay on that grind because there is huge potential in this. I will stay posted with ya

    • Chels was right bout yall ..new, fresh, dope, original, hardworking, nd talented. Stay on the grind fellas I will keep in touch with yall and have my connections check yall out

  14. I can tell the hard work that you guys put into your music from the stories I have heard within your music whether it being about life or the struggles of it. It cuts deep and that’s what music should be doing to people

  15. I listen to their music so much , blasting it on speakers in my room to the point where i got it stuck in my younger siblings head & i catch them singing their songs , King Doss knows , but anyways Hard work & talent already shows in their music , but what i really see in these two males is motivation to making moves , dedication to keeping their friends , family , fans , & themseleves satisfied . They are also dedicated to achieving their dreams on becoming the best artists in the music industry . I love the fact that they’re different & their music has stories that i & other people could relate to . God has really blessed these guys & he definitely has a bright future planned for them . All theres left to say is keep it up because y’all gon’ make it with the love & support from friends , family & fans , also with their ambition & faith in God! Remain humble guys! #SupportTheMovement #RoundAndRound -D (:

  16. A lot of potential in these guys. More than they know. Looking to see big things from them in the future. Wishing the best to them.

  17. been following these guys for a minute.this is new age at its best and we are all witness to just the beginning
    -bambino

  18. You guys came a long way. Been through alot, and now you guys are finally putting your self out there. We see you. Music is on point, love it!!! Keep up the good work

  19. I’m glad that my friend told me to check you two out because I really enjoy your music! I see what you two are trying portrait and it’s amazing! Keep adding your own styles & keep it up

  20. Just remember that you two got great support from your family, true friends and whoever got both of you guys. Keep pushing it and remember who was there with you two from the bottom cause you two are on the rise and it’s going to keep going! Respect for you two.

  21. You two are cool real people and just by looking at you two tells its own great story. Your music is a great talent!

  22. I wish I was half as good as you two. I can see this getting way way way up! I love J Cole and I can see the representation your style..super fresh!

  23. Keep grindin’, yall got the potential. Just gotta put in the work. My friend Chelsea told me about you guys, glad she did.

  24. I feel in love with you guys music
    And you guys voices are so sexy
    I wish y’all would come out with a
    Sexual song or something
    I’m currently waiting on the mix tape I followed y’all everything y’all gotta new fan happy my friend told me to check it out

  25. I love your guys music!!!!!! I can not get enough!!! Im so happy my girl divina got me to listen to you guys!!!!

  26. My friend d her real name is divina. She told me about misvnderstood and i am absolutely thankful because i listen to their music on the daily now and i can not stop. I love it (:

  27. Chels was right bout yall new, fresh, clean, dope, hardworking, talented, nd original. I will keep it posted with yall and have my connections check this out

  28. Hey guys, I found their social media sites!!!!

    Facebook: Misvnderstood
    Twitter: @MSVD95_
    Myspace: Misvnderstood95
    Instagram: @Misvnderstood95_

    #Cleveland2ChicagoMovement

  29. I’m so proud of you Nicky! It’s good to see that you’re still grinding for what you love to do. You’ve got the right mindset and ambition to be the best, no comparison.

  30. Keep doing yall thing I know yall will make just keep your head straight and trust God!! I believe yall foreal

  31. Their music is different than what I listen to, it’s like music to listen to when you wanna get away from all rap about drugs, money, violence.

  32. Being there from the beginning watching the seed being planted to now watch as the tree has grown and is now beginning to blossom makes me proud to know Knahledg personally. Its refreshing to see 2 total strangers at first come together to produce refreshing music with substance and meaning which is something music nowadays longs for. I’m amazed at you alls progress and the talent you possess. The music speaks for itself. I can’t wait for the world to get a taste of you all. Keep doing what you’re doing. Big things are coming.

  33. I went to your guys show it was amazing!!! love the music can’t wait to hear more of your stuff
    love you guys keep it going!(:

  34. you guys are absolutely Amazing!! I cant wait to hear more…I LOVE the type of music you two put together!!
    Keep up the good work!!

  35. Like a son I never wanted LOL. Your music is really good and the fact that you’re doing what you love is admiring. Keep it up young man. You and your fellow comrad. I’ll be tuned in and I’m sure my son will keep me updated

  36. Being from Cleveland its good to see somebody within the music industry trying to strap us on their back and you are representing us well

  37. These boys go hard on every song their put out I feel like they going to change the game and the sound of hip hop music. Two different cities and two different life style can come together and make hits like these is amazing. The way their music sounds and the words that are put on the tracks is dope. One of the best up and coming rappers today.

  38. I enjoy how dedicated and enthusiastic these boys are when it comes to doing their music and I can’t wait to see what else they bring to the table. Keep up the good work and stay humble!

  39. I had heard about you guys from some friends and I’m really glad that I looked into yall! I love the fact that yall focus on so much more than drugs and sex in your music and go deeper into your lyrics! Keep it up guys!

  40. yall are liars. this music is so whack. garbage. no flow. no rhythm. these dudes can’t even rap to the beat. you guys are all good ass friends to be lying about it. this music is trash. stop boosting these dudes and be honest. heard better rapping from a 10 year old.

  41. Let the haters hate. They only hate because they ain’t as successful as you two. Never let this keep ya’ll from stopping ur grind. Use it as fuel to keep going. Thanks for the energy boost hater !!!

  42. That be real nigga aint put his real name or nothing
    You a hater yo these boys are nice and I live in LA I don’t either one of them so its not that I’m a friend or family and if you read most of the comments the word was spreaded these boys got heat and they only dropped like 3 songs don’t let fuck boys block ya vision

  43. I see you doing ya thing Doss
    Kill this game crazy thing is none of these clowns heard you freestyle and you haven’t even went deep on these songs stop playing with them murder this shit #757

  44. I see you bro, I remember the talks keep doing your thing. One thing is for sure hard work pays off. Dreamchaser you gone take off !

  45. OMG don’t listen to assholes like him! As long as your light shines, there will always be someone to try and turn it out. WE LOVE YOU MISVNDERSTOOD!!

  46. Their music trash yet it got your attention enough to listen to it? Hmmm yea ok. Its always good to see admiration in the view of hatred. I know I know. You would want some haters too if you achieved the success they’ve managed to achieve so early. Do yourself a favor and grow up. You’re only making yourself look ignorant and that’s REAL

  47. Wow you guys really are some talented ass dudes! I enjoyed your show and I can’t wait to be front row at the next one! Keep the hustle strong & remain the humble men you are today.

  48. Good shit. Well done, music is dope boys! Just keep it coming. I will definitely follow you guys on your social media sites.

  49. You guys have the potential to be something great, just keep working and continue to push forth with all your efforts and I’m telling you..you’ll get very far.

  50. It’s not easy going after this dream, but I DO BELIEVE in the hard work that you guys put in. It reflects so well in your music and it’s a great way to get to know the type of people you are also. Definitely a fan!

  51. Yo what it is fellas keep grinding and keep shining because you have a lot of support. Just stay humble, and keep it real.

  52. ROUND AND ROUND SHE GOES….ROUND AND ROUND SHEEE….GOES! yessssssssss! I fucking love this song yoooo! it’s catchy as hell. I listen to it like 24/7.

  53. I’m not really into rap, I love country but when I heard your music I actually enjoyed it. I hope you guys make it big

  54. They might actually become something serious, I’m telling you this music right here is original & unique. Nothing like it before

  55. Your music always tells a story and that’s what draws me in, it ain’t about basic shit like every type of music out there

    • I brought nothing. You asked a question mentioning my name and I answered. Settled down there. Oh and just to let you know Knahledg is my nigga lol. But thats neither here nor there this is bout the music lets leave there bra.

  56. Talkin big like you in my shoes my nigga, cornball. My nigga Knahledg got heat fo lightweight like you b. You don’t want that. Better slide sum respect this way son

  57. Merch, idk who you is but YOU better show respect on my article bwoy. Slide out wit that goofy talk. Respect my dawg Biggz. You crazy fo that

  58. My friend divina told me to check out this article couple days ago but i was too busy…. now i did n i love it!!!!!! She know whats good 4real…. if it wasnt for her i wouldnt be listening…. so glad she told me bout you guys

  59. Im following this shawty @msdivinacee_ on ig n saw her shout out on you guys. Checked it out cause she was cute n fine as fuck! But she looked like she knew what was up n she was right, you guys are awesome.

  60. I want to thank all of you for the support and love
    As long as we got one fan we are going to continue grinding love y’all yo

  61. So my girl told me about yall. Wouldn’t shut up. I had to hear the hype and you guys are really onto something with this sound!! #Cleveland2Chicago no to #Cali #TripleCs keep grinding boys

  62. So this is where your attention has been I see. Seems like you’re making moves there stranger. You know who has let me hear a few tracks and I was pleasantly surprised at what I heard. You truly have a gift. Awaiting your next major move. See you soon 🙂

  63. Finally got around to hearing this music my boy Denton told me to check out. Great music. I connect with some of them

  64. Can you guys hurry up and make more music shit your really starting to fucking piss me off and let another bitch call Doss cute sexy or any of that no bitches he isn’t single he with me he just dont it yet

  65. Really do got that story telling shit down pack #allme goes in my boy Bruce told me to check yall out he said Doss was quiet in high school well sure seem like he got a lot to say

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