“I think more young up and comers should try and set the stage like this.”
"...the flow of early Jay-Z, thoughtfulness of Talib Kweli & the voice of Everlast..."
“His lyrics don't just scratch the surface, they dig deep, and they're on point...his voice and flow have a large contribution to all of his songs. I'd say he's one-of-a-kind. ”
“Top 10 Albums of 2012 - 'Hood Hippie: The Album' by KLOKWIZE”
“Top 18 Albums of 2012 - 'Hood Hippie: The Album' by KLOKWIZE”
“Top 23 Favorite Albums of 2012 - 'Hood Hippie: The Album' by KLOKWIZE ”
“Top 10 Singles of 2012 - Klokwize - 'Round & Round' (feat. Brendan D'Amico)”
"...a fresh voice in music with an organic, universal sound"
"Basically, dope lyrics, amazing flow, crazy guitars, and sick drums... really the best way to say this is that Klokwize and the band will be stars."
"...ability to merge both a sincere candidness and a compelling narrative which most current rappers lack."
“A Tribe Called Quest meets Sublime meets Shwayze, led by a gravelly voiced emcee.”
“Saw these guys perform recently and they are definitely the real deal.”
"Good hip-hop bands are hard to find, which is why Klokwize, with his gravelly vocals, and his talented group of musicians, was a nice highlight of 2012. This is hip-hop with a soulful vibe to it, and Klokwize is great at telling a story with his music. He's a bit of a throwback in that some may consider him an old soul, but that kind of emotion, and approach to music, is something that's been sorely lacking in hip-hop."
"The self-described “Hood Hippie” and gravel-voiced emcee details a deeply emotional narrative about a woman weighed down by personal struggles on this track, the first single from his excellent 2012 LP."
"Positive and uplifting hip hop mixed with elements of rock, funk and reggae. Fans of all the aforementioned genres will find a lot to like here."
“Klokwize kicked it hard with (an) amazing set. This was the first time I’d checked out Klokwize so it was a real treat.”
“...one of the best artists to come out. Period. Dude is a true microphone controller. He moves the crowd.”