On December 8, Memphis hip-hop fanatics gathered at Newby’s near the University of Memphis campus to celebrate the release of Knowledge Nick’s new album Memphis: The Soul of Hip-Hop. The evening featured performances from C-Beyond, Jason Da Hater, Memphis veteran Tom Skeemask, Royal T and of course Knowledge Nick himself. Everyone who paid the price of admission got to take home a copy of Nick’s excellent new album.
Knowledge Nick with the Chinese Connection Dub Embassy (at Newby’s)
Knowledge Nick live at Newby’s
Tom Skeemask at Newby’s
C-Beyond on Stage at Newby’s
Knowledge Nick’s Album Release Party at Newby’s
Memphis lyricist Knowledge Nick (@kdotnick) at the Grammy GPS event at the Stax Academy in South Memphis, 9/29/12. Visit http://knowledgenick.bandcamp.com/ to hear some of Nick’s material, or follow him on Twitter at https://twitter.com/kdotnick.
The Memphis chapter of The Recording Academy had their Grammy GPS event yesterday at the Stax Music Academy in South Memphis, with an array of speakers that included Steve Jordan, activist rapper Talib Kweli, southern rapper and producer Fiend, and Mississippi poet and activist Charlie Braxton. The event also attracted a number of local Memphis artists, including Scott Bomar of the Bo-Keys, Al Kapone, Knowledge Nick, Cities Aviv, Miscellaneous, James Alexander of the Bar-Kays, Jason Da Hater and Montana Trax. Memphis TN, 9/29/12