Knockout comes from South Jamaica, Queens. And with that said, a certain mentality comes with growing up in South Jamaica, Queens; A rising hip hop indie artist and budding Actor. You may remember miss knockout from the Beats by Dre commercial with Kevin Garnett telling him "you washed up son!" You might have seen her as an inmate reoccurring in the Netflix original "Orange is the new black,Daredevil,luke cage and Jessica jones also a feature in the forthcoming netflix original series "The Get down" coming aug. 2016, Or maybe you seen her on Basketball wives with Shauni,Tami and Evelyn. She also make her debut in the Movie "Free the Nipple". Miley Cyrus was so inspired she put her picture on her instagram one o f the most followed!
So lets go deep into Miss knockout’s world.
As a recent breast cancer survivor knocking out cancer no pun intended, 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 an actor, published writer who is read by millions and a business women owner of indiennationworldwide.com and she 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; she calaborated with an advertising agency to do a radio ad with her for Seagram’s Gin Bumpy Bottle Campaign.Waning to expand 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 collaborates 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. Having her own style like no one else she explains " 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.” She does not box herself into one sound and 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, 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 blog talk radio. Some of New York's biggest DJs like DJ Self at Power 105, has played her songs in the club. She is a 3 time winner of “Best female rap artist” category in the upper New York state music awards. An internet beast with over100,000 plus fanbase combined on social networks. he’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. 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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