Ask knox the moment he first felt it was his purpose to grace the mic..." when I first heard nas! Other rappers made me love rap, nas made me want to rap" "...I have one agenda on this mic, that's to return the favor to Pac and the rest that got me through. If I happen to blow and provide the life I dream about for my family then all praise is due. If I don't, I'm thankful for the gift to speak for the voiceless."
Born in Kalamazoo, MI, Knox called states east of the Mississippi home before settling in Minnesota. Being a midwest native he picked up on the many flavors hip-hop had to offer.."..in minnesota we listened to everything from Pac and Luniz to Face and Ugk to Twista and Psychodrama to Big and Wu-tang.." The many influences shaped Knox in such a way to form a fresh universal sound, a coastless flow.
"When I first started rhyming I tried to be pac! (He laughs) Who didn't! All it took was for a few cuties to say I was dope and I never looked back." Eventually Knox started recording garage/basement demos with friends until getting serious in '02, recording his first serious mixtape. "We had such a blast recordin that joint.. it was just me, my partner A and the homiez clowin with minimal equipment jackin for beats!" Not too long after he created a little buzz for himself tragedy struck in the form of serious prison time. "I was young, stupid and didn't have any understanding of the seriousness of the types of things I was into" speaking on his past. " unfortunately before I knew better to do better I was the cause of a lot of peoples pain...(sighs) and I'm not proud of that" Knox ended serving 7 years behind bars before being released a new and transformed man. " Inside u can do one of few things.. get into the folly, rebuild what's left of you destroying yourself, or u can check out." Knox' s main focus now is giving the hopeless an outlet, the dropouts insight, the gangstaz a release, and the hustlaz drive and all a light for change. " If I can reach one like Pac made me feel, consider me a blessed man!" Knox's life consists of everyman's grind, struggle, and hopes for a better day. "It gets greater later as long as I'm faithful to what I love most, it can't be like this forever!"