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Known / Bio

Born an 80's baby on May 3rd , 1986, Known a.k.a. David Moore, showed drive and musical talent from a young age. Coming from a family with multiple talents, music was an easy choice for young Known. Spending time between a young mother and drug addicted father only helped to push Known into the introspective position he would use to master his unique writing style. First experiencing hip-hop in the form of artists such as Dr. Dre, 2pac and Rakim, Known had a very Westcoast smooth flow yet eastcoast lyrical ruggedness embedded in his delivery. First performing under the name Jaxamar, he would start recording his own songs at age 13 which led to his first live performance at the soul food festival in front of a crowd of over 2000. Though his first show was a rough start, he would not be deterred, Known had found his passion. He would go on to record and push his music all through his formative years, finally releasing a mixtape hosted by an up and coming Pitbull, titled, "Back by Popular demand vol. 2" in 2004. Though his attention to music never faulted, his school and home life were spiraling out of control. Finally after several moves and placements, he left school for good at the age of 17 , instead choosing to use a life of crime as a way of survival. Multiple felony arrests finally concluded with Known spending several stints in different prisons. During those tough years as a young adult, his one constant remained music. With each verse his writing grew more intense and wicked, with each performance his voice more rugged, his energy more raw. Bouncing from several names from Jaxamar to Known Felon, he finally settled on Known to draw in a larger fan base previously isolated due to his rough following of supporters and criminal minded epics. While playing the back game of cat and mouse with both local law and other agencys, he amassed quite a collection of music, written both in and out of prison. Following his final release he collaborated with Ruben Medrano of Movement Music, an already established local label and hip-hop collective. With Movement Music Known flourished, releasing the breakout out collaborative mixtape "night and Day", with Las Vegas' pride, Roddy Pype. With Roddy and Ruben at his side, Known would hone in his skill, presenting an almost rock and roller dark energy, controlling crowds with the intensity of his flows, yet drawing them in with witty , seemless lyrics. It was during this span of growth he began performing both as a entrancing opener for major artists as well as a solid stand alone headlining artist. The young independent has already performed and worked with established music personalities such as The game, Bone Thugs n Harmony, Paul Wall, Haystak, Keak da Sneak, Mike Jones, Lil Flip, Tech N9ne and more! Now, after a sabbatical away from music to regain his once clear cut focus and passion, Known is once again making a push to become an established industry leader, this time with a depth and realness rarely seen in todays mediocre music collective. With a ocean of tracks and mixtapes ready to be released leading up to a highly anticipated debut studio album, a regional tour, acting role and much more, 2013 seems destined to be one where Known becomes exactly that.

General Info

Band Members
Known
Artist Name
Known
Home Page
http://www.reverbnation.com/knownmusic
Genres
Hip Hop / Rap

Contact Info

Location
Boise, ID
Manager
Seeking Management

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