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Born Sylus Alberto’ Modlin (KNOWLEDGE) was born on 23 October 1991 in Fort Bragg, North Carolina. KNOWLEDGE is the fourth of four children of James (Ret. Army/federal employee) and Tonya Modlin (federal employee). He is of both African American and Native American heritage. He grew up in North Carolina and spent 10 years in Europe. He graduated from Southview High School located in Hope Mills, North Carolina. Right after he graduated, he joined the United States Army. His first assignment was held in South Korea where he spent 2 years.
KNOWLEDGE has always loved music. His love of music came from listening to his parents old school hip hop / rap artists such as Kool Moe Dee, Run D MC and "DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince". He created the name "KNOWLEDGE" because in his words every other letter spells KOLDE pronounced Code and the remaining letters NWEG, which means "Not Without Enduring GOD," this is the CODE
In high school, while pursuing his music he started his first hip/hop rap group, SHADOW BOYZ ENT. The group consist of his uncle, Marquise Franklin, "DREADS," a friend Justin Termen (JT), "45 - FO FIFTH," and Sylus himself, "DPC." The group stills perform together on occassions.
KNOWLDGE is an independent artist. His style is unique. He is a southern hip hop/rap artist with a European Swagg.