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MISS KNOCKOUT A.K.A. TRUE TO THE GAME.
Knockout comes from South Jamaica, Queens. And with that said, a certain mentality comes with growing up in South Jamaica, Queens; once you set out to do something, you’re so determined that no one can stop you. With her debut single “Get it Get it” hitting 36 digital outlets and 5 fm radios stations in the Midwest there is a good reason she has 35 million plays on Myspace. Lets go deep into Miss knockout’s world.
As a recent breast cancer survivor her story is so touching and proved her to be a great warrior destined for greatness.
A female rapper is a female whom just raps miss knockout is not defined as a rapchic she’s more than that she is an artist whom does not limit her self to just hip hop she is a writer who is read by millions and a business women who takes her brand seriously.
Coming up in foster homes, her adopted parents both passed away one month apart. This sent her yet to another home. And since 16, she has been on her own. KNOCKOUT has been performing since 14; starting out learning to Dee Jay at first. Learning tricks and jumping on the wheels as the secret weapon for most of the parties in the hood. No matter were the audience was, she put it down: on the corner of the block, the subway parks, you name it. School bored her, but when she did show up, she would maintain her straight A average. This boggled teachers who soon discovered she read excessively at home and wrote what they thought was complicated poetry, but turned out to be her freestyle for a demo she was dropping after school. Back then and to date, Soon she was at every battle in the NYC area; mostly all guys back then, because for some reason, girls wouldn’t come out too much. Her angle was not the bouncy flow, but a flow with authority. She would always win or be runner up. When she started to study the game, she found that battle rappers couldn’t sell records. She then got out of what she referred to as battle mode and focused on making songs. She began interning here and there, go to free seminars to network and do some showcases. Watching the game change right before her eyes, all she could think of was why are there only four girls out in all these years; So she decided it would be wise to create her own market; first by setting up a night with a live band at New York’s legendary Nells Night Club in Manhattan. This prompted an advertising agency to do a radio ad with her for Seagram’s Gin Bumpy Bottle Campaign. Then she did a showcase, with her opening and then other acts following, which packed two levels at Club Downtime in Manhattan. This ultimately led her to do a monthly showcase called Rock the Mic Right Showcase. This showcase helped make her a recognized name in the business. At about that time was when Jean Claude the Funky Pirate, a club promoter introduced her to Francky Moulet, a legendary bass player whom she renamed Dr. Dre from France. He recruited her for the compilation album called From Paris to Brooklyn on Relief Records; also home to Narhed (out on a rock), Francky's partner and fellow artist. This album features collabos with M1 and Sean Price and many rappers and R&B singers blended with Francky's ever changing beats. You see, this couldn’t come at a better time. Sometimes you have to sit back and study the game so you know what not to do. Now you won’t hear her say she rhymes like a guy or brag about her deep voice because what’s going to send her flying of the shelves is she’s different, with her own style like no one else. People are tired of jealous acting rap chicks. Let’s show people we are intelligent, but have authority; sexy, but complex. Easy Mo bee one of the greatest producers of our times doesn’t co-sign just anyone as a matter of fact Miss Knockout is the first artist he ever wrote a letter of recommendation for. “She never ever has ceased to amaze me with her "go in" vocal style, cadence on the mic and overall knack for creating catchy hooks. This is exactly what I look forward to when she graces the booth in my Honeycomb Studio for songs that I’m about to produce for her upcoming album project.” With 2 albums done she does not box herself into one sound lacing Hip hop, R & B , house tracks she doesn’t limit her self from the Popular top 40 market but still lyrically inclined to capture the underground market. Not to many artist can write hit songs and take it to the streets to hang with the boys.
As a published writer at Floss Magazine, Miss Knockout has interviewed and wrote articles on major Artist such as 50 Cent and G Unit, Keyshia Cole, E-40,Trey Songz, Patricia Fields, Rachel Roy,Busta rhymes,Jada Kiss and Soulja boy tellem to name a few. She stumbled upon an all female music website called Queenpenz, The owners declared her the face of Queenpenz and have her hosting her own radio show at blogtalkradio.com/queenpenz every Sunday from 2p.m. ‘til 4 p.m. Her song, Step Up, is currently being spun by DJs in the New York areas have it loaded up in their seratos and some of New York's biggest DJs like DJ Self at Power 105, has played her songs in the club. She is a 2 time winner of “Best female rap artist” category in the upper New York state music awards. An internet beast with 35 million hits on myspace and 25,000 plus fanbase combined on youtube, reverbnation, facebook and twitter her constant growing buzz is making her relevant among her peers. She’s confident and not intimidated by challenges women are often faced with in the business. “Female rap artists, I believe, would go much further in realizing each of us has something different and unique to the game. Sacrificing a career, college, maybe a family, because you are so determined to do something you love is a gamble. With MISS KNOCKOUT comes change; and change is inevitable. She’s confident and ready to lead by example and break the cycle for females in the industry. Meet Miss Knockout she is more than just a Rapchic!
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