Interview: Santana Talks To Conscious Rapper/Lyricist Kyle Knight About His Latest Release ‘Hey Sister’ and More!

“My goal is to create music that all ages can enjoy and be inspired by, [sic] to me, it’s telling a story that paints a mental picture in your mind. I want folks to not only listen but also feel what’s going on while I lay out the stories in my songs. I won’t rap about things I never encountered in life. Honesty and truth in storytelling are very important to me.”
– Kyle Knight, excerpt from Press Release by Amanda Menster, 2017.

Is storytelling dead? I think not! If you take a minute to listen to “Hey Sister” by rapper/lyricist Kyle Knight, I’m sure you’ll be reminded of some of the legends of Hip-Hop, like Run – D.M.C., and Nas.

Recently, I had the opportunity to speak with Kyle, who is not afraid to tackle issues that most artists tend to ignore like abusive relationships and the empowerment of women. It wasn’t a surprise when he shared some of his greatest influences, which included Hip-Hop legend Nas, Kendrick Lamar, Chance the Rapper.

“But in terms of real artist, I listen to Michael Jackson and Prince,” Kyle says.

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Growing up in New York, music was always a part of Kyle’s life. His father, David Knight, who is known for his production of SWV’s remix ‘Right Here‘, has also worked with legendary Chuck D of Public Enemy.

Even in the shadows of such musical talent, Kyle stands on his own and captures your attention. This conscious rapper has found a way to intertwine his artistic lyrics mixed with the flavor that most Hip-Hop fans love to decipher and bob their heads to.

In Kyle’s track entitled “The Truth”, he creates an atmosphere that pulls you into a  passionate, soul-stirring, energetic movement that is sure to be a light of motivation to the world. While working on this project, he described himself as focused and hinted at the possibility that a video was in the works.

During the interview, Kyle spoke of his time on Broadway, in which he described as life-changing. In order to be successful, he found himself reading more in order to gain the knowledge and understanding needed.

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But don’t think Broadway changed him! Whether inside the studio or hanging out amongst the crowd having a good time, Kyle remains grounded and determined to be true to himself no matter what.

“I make sure I do my meditation,” Kyle says. “When you’re going through all types of the things, it’s so important to really know who you are.”

To find out more about Kyle Knight, visit:

Twitter: @kyleknightmusic
Instagram: @kyleknightmusic

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