Hip-Hop/Rap is a musical art that is reflective of the artist's life and their experiences. We are fortunate enough to enjoy different styles of music through someone else's ears, so to speak. And once in while there comes along an artist who dares to be original...
KYLE KNIGHT is a lyricist, rapper and producer. His latest project iaptly named, "THE TRUTH", contains three tracks, "Hey Sister", "Addiction" and "The Truth". The lead single, "Hey Sister" deals with the issues women face in society. "Hey Sister" happens to be my favorite track because of the message in it. I feel like I've been writing this song all my life, incorporating different thoughts, experiences and situations women I know have gone through like tough break-ups, domestic abuse and promiscuity into the lyrics of the song. I want this song to impact women in a positive way and remind them that they are respected and loved.", KYLE says. "Addiction" deals with the epidemic of prescription drug abuse among our youth today and "The Truth" speaks about exactly that, the truth about the troubles we face in our communities. He prides himself on using his music to spread knowledge.
KYLE has been around music his entire life. Growing up the son of a music producer, he spent a lot of time in his father's studio. During this time he developed a wonderful ear for music and a passion to create his own. He learned many things about writing, creating and producing music as he watched his father remix and produce tracks for big names in music like Q-TIP, SWV and Public Enemy. By the age of six years old KYLE was already writing lyrics to songs and learning to produce tracks!
All of KYLE's music is original and contains no musical samples or features from other artists. He co-produced all tracks with the help of his father and The Rich Source production team. He draws inspiration for his sound from a broad genre of musical influences including NAS, Michael Jackson, Kendrick Lamar, Adele, Chuck D of Public Enemy and Bruno Mars. He describes his music as, "Original, conscious, very lyrical and a lot of fun! My songs are easy to relax and vibe to with a surprise twist...you'll receive a positive message. I enjoy making fun records without offending anyone."
His new, authentic sound is an exciting breath of fresh air! Catch KYLE KNIGHT performing these songs live at New York City's HARLEM WEEK FESTIVAL on Thursday, August 24, 2017.
Link to "Hey Sister" video promo: