State of Mynd of Broward, FL started March by releasing the visual for “You Don’t Understand”. The track was produced by Knowledge Medina. State of Mynd delivers his lyrics of the modern day jazzy beat while walking standing in front of a few spots in the city. A few scenes of the video were shot during what seems to be dusk which made the trees have a autumn-like look that is difficult to do in south florida seeing how’s there are no real seasons. Another part was the video was shot on a bridge with the beautiful sight of yachts in the ocean below him. The clarity of the video matched that of the song in a great way. Check it out below and subscribe if you like the music.
MOVE is a newly released track from Knowledge Medina. MOVE is letting the people know who ain’t vibin’ with him to get out the way. “You can change the station, ya’ll ain’t gotta hear me” spits in his catchy hook. Besides being an emcee Knowledge Medina is also a producer. Check out his beat on his REVERBNATION page. You can definitely bob your head to this one. UK producer Abstract created the beat. Radio EP is set to release this month.
The Outlier is Gill Graff’s latest project. The 13 track LP was fully produced by Knowledge Medina. Clicking the cover art above gets you a free copy! The tape definitely rides out! My favorite tracks from the LP are PRAY FOR ME TO LOSE, JUST VENTING II, STEALTH, and GOODBYE. The Outlier also features other artists such as Knowledge Medina, Jeremy LeBron, Roly Hawkins, Luv Era, and Kairo.
The second single off of Gill Graff’s upcoming album The Outlier is PRAY FOR ME TO LOSE Featuring Red Pages. I find this track to be very dope! From his lyrics to tone and the production with extra vocals from a singer. Perfect mix for a song.
But lately, this track has been getting a buzz since the song is describing an artists point of view in politics in the hip-hop community. Gill Graff even references back to a couple of Local Hip-Hop Blog Sites. I feel those references weren’t a diss but it’s more like Hey! Pay Attention! I’m Here. Since I work with a lot of underground hip-hop artists I can understand the frustrations of not getting the support you expected. But with a bit more patience and hard work, it will show itself at the end. You’ll see.
I just feel like more of these websites should’ve featured records like ‘Dear Tomorrow’, which was undeniably a dope record. I had 3 other great artists on the record, they all killed it. The production was dope. The record was submitted and I just feel like they passed up on me because I was ‘the new guy’”. – Gill Graff
PRAY FOR ME TO LOSE was produced by Knowledge Medina. Besides this track he also produced the entire album collaboration with Gill Graff The Outlier. The album is set to release on September 11, 2012.
Last Thursday the guys from the KCoolShow featured 3 tracks from artists that were featured on the Category NEW MUSIC on NikkiSiixx.com. They were Art MoreraABOUT, Ron SlydaFOCUS, and Gill Graff with GOODBYE featuring LuvEra, Knowledge Medina, and Roly. And check out all the badass things they said about me 🙂
GOODBYE is the latest track from Gill Graff’s upcoming album The Outlier. The track also features Knowledge Medina, LuvEra, and Roly. Each artists definitely added their own dose of talent. On the beat I love the violin melodies, sounds amazing. The Outlier will be entirely produced by Knowledge Medina. What will the two mix up with this collaboration.
I’m out on a mission, I’m tired of just wishing
Instead of just hoping, now I’m acting out my vision
Bars and Beats Presents Knowledge Medina x Numonics Mixtape Release Party NEVER ENOUGH. Open Mic and Producer Showcase Held Every First Saturday, Every Month. We had Chize, Silenthand Ent, Ayentee, Knowledge Medina, Numonics, Venessa Renee, and Shoutouts from Gill Graff and BONUS.
Friday night June 18, 2010. I attended the Last Mic Standing 3. That was hosted at the White Room in Downtown, Miami. Personally this was the first time I have ever went to the White Room, and I was really impressed. This is a perfect place to host these type of events. Lounge feel to it and a bar in every room. The battles were in the Red Room.
The MC’s that battled were Thousand, Hindurock, Drops, LMS, Misk, Legacy, Knowledge Medina, Dirty DEM, Art, and Surgeon General. The way they would pick the order of the next pair that would perform was picking names out of a cap. I was the lucky person to pick a name for the first round in Last Mic Standing 3, which I choose LMS.
I’m glad I went out to the show, got to see a lot of crazy freestyle battles. Everyone did an awesome job and they went out to kill it! The only thing I found disappointing was the organization, wish it had more room for them to perform. Since the stage was small it just looked like a lot of people on stage. Oh yes! I have a few more things I want to say about this.
I find that they should have kept the original judges from the first half through to the ending. The first battle no one was paying attention due to the judges weren’t there. Found that unfair and they just chose another three people that didn’t watch the performance. Then I felt it was all about favoritism in the picking of the winners. I think they should get judges from places that are far away, since they don’t know the MC they can’t choose their favorite by choosing someone that knocked out the competition.
The winner of this event was Surgeon General. He went all in with his crazy rhymes! They’re were some really close battles but Surgeon General came as the victor. I was trying to get a mini interview with him, but I’m still waiting on a response. But at the end I was able to congratulate him on his win.
Personal Thoughts: I think if we get the word out about these events we can show the community what real local hip hop is. It’s amazing to me, I find it fascinating. This event was great there was a bar that you can buy drinks and enjoy the show. I’m sending mad love to the ViceCity Cypher. Keep doing what your doing!