What’s the science behind your name? Or Is there any?
The statement “Nowledge Of Self” is the very science to our name. We strive
for complete nowledge of ourselves, our fans, and our environment. It is the
most important aspect of survival, and ultimately succeeding in Life.
What do you think of Mainstream Hip Hop?
Well music is music, even though the creativity and culture is a little
watered down for the masses. Its still a good way to gap the bridges of
music. since it appeals to a grater amount of listeners
How was your upbringing?
Id say good, based on morals respect for people, respect for truth and most
importantly respect for life. I didn’t really grow up in the ghetto or nothin
like that. I lived like any other kid in LongIsland
What inspired you to become a hip hop artist?
The absolute love for good music, its gotten me through so much throughout my
whole life, I loved it so much that i just had to be a part of it.
What other hip hop groups do you listen to?
Hmmm anyone that does good soulful music basically, the Roots, Black Star,
Mos Def, Kweli, De la Soul, Common, Slum ville, I listen to us alot haha.
How would you describe your music?
Music that sets ur soul free, music that inspires to do positive things, but
definitely music u can relate to. Very soulful, sometimes very energetic, and
How would you describe yourself?
As a person id like to think of myself as a thinker, im always thinking. Of
was to improve or just ways of getting through the day. As an artists, im an
artist that does music that tickles ur mind, makes u happy , makes u reminisce
What are your future musical plans?
I plan and hope to spread our music and
other good music throughout the world and maybe universe, neva know, and to
change the mindstate of people in general.
Out of the songs you’ve created, what is your personal favorite, and why?
Ha “Its Nowledge Of Self”
I love that joint just for the fact is so real to me and so vivid, and i
think Nowledge Of self as a group has matured on that song , so thats my
Where can fans listen to some of your music?
http://rts.iuma.com , Um www.audioglobe.com , www.polysound.com on the
sounds icon, Abednego.iuma.com no www on it. www.hiphoppalace.com click on
Have you ever rocked events, if so, what was your favorite event you rocked?
Yes and my favorite was when we opened up for buck shot. The crowd was sooo
live man. It was ill, another close favorite was at a local event called
hivestock, we rocked that joint!
Have you ever found Jesus?
Not yet i was hoping he would find me first, and i believe he did.
How long have you been rhyming? How do you see hip hop, and you? Do you see
Hip Hop as a religion, art, culture, a career, job, or just a hobby?
Well Ive been rhyming since i was 8 in Long island. It was so much part of my
life when i was growing up. I see HipHop as us. Its nothing more nothing
less. The people are hiphop. Its a way of life only a few are blessed to
truly live. I am hiphop i believe. Because its more of a way of life than
just me yelling or talkin over a beat. Its life , its in the air, its
beautiful. I dont see hiphop as a religion, but it very well could be, and
some people make it as that. Its more like a precise and beautiful gateway to
finding ur self if used right. It will help you see the real religion in you,
not a church or a place of worship.
Do you have any hip hop quotables that you live by? Any song lyrics ever
So much has touched that i couldnt even start to tell you. But one of my
quotes i live by is ” Life is so amazing /so try to figure out the role u
played in /my souls craving/ for the earths equations. Its deep when u think
Do you have any shot outs you would like make?
To the “Higher Force” Thanks for guidance and clues to help me get where i
need to be, E Shabazz that was on the moment of truth gangstar album.
www.brotherelijah.com .. www.abednegoiuma.com blackgypsies.iuma.com My family
in Ny, Dutch massive , Steelo and abuse in Ny Big ups!
Is Tampa making a move on the industry?
Most definitely. Theres so much talent that if one of us broke through down
here we would literally take the industry over.
Is there anything for sale of Nowledge Of Self?
Actually there is at this site. hiphophotspot.com . the Aberfoyle Springs
Compilation. Its under our camp name though Rugged T’Reign.
Are there any name we might know on the album?
Pretty much its a underground album. You may of heard of Dutch Massive
formerly of Equilibrium. We may have some production from DJ Spinna.
Peace. Respect. Props.