Philadelphia-via-Brooklyn MC, poet and songwriter Kuf Knotz and classically trained multi-instrumentalist Christine Elise are certainly the duo you would have never expected but always needed. As Elise plays a masterful combination of harp, guitars and piano, Knotz delivers conscious hip-hop bars about positivity, hope and love. Motivated to foster community growth through musical expression, Elise and Knotz’ project is built with the vision to create positive, forward-thinking music that defies genres.
Kuf Knotz’ inspiring rap music has attracted musicians of every genre. His debut 2010 album, Boombox Logic, had guest appearances by G. Love and Doodlebug (of Digable Planets). In 2014, he toured alongside the legendary Ms. Lauryn Hill, and has shared the stage with Common, Wyclef Jean, The Roots, Robert Glasper, Ozomatli and many more. He has even performed alongside Bruce Springsteen for a rally supporting former President Barack Obama. This unique blend of classical music and hip-hop charisma is a must-see.
Keeley Boyle and Nelson Kempf