Frank Knight

In '96 I Out Rapped Your Grandma


Biography


Who Is Frank Knight?

Frank Knight (also known as Knizza or Frank Knizza) is a Hip-Hop Artist/Activist born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. Knight is the essence of all the powerful souls in ghettos worldwide. Knight uses his Hip-Hop artistry and influence to convey the message of hope, self determination and love to express the stories of all the impoverished low income individuals from all corners of the world. Frank Knight has been featured on The Source, Hot 97, Hip-Hop DX, and much more.

While growing up seeing multiple sides of life in the multicultural diverse New York City, Knight decided he wanted to be more than just another person who did for self. Knight wanted to be a positive impact on his community, and the lives of all those who live in similar conditions in every place in the world. Frank truly took it upon himself to be a man of the people, and reflect their struggles and joy throughout his music, which are his own struggles and triumphs as well. Knight has collaborated with a variety of non profit organizations and fundraisers such as the Daze Summit to provide opportunities to raise money to go towards the scholarship of graduating High-School students embarking on their college journey.

In February of 2015 Frank Knight recently released his debut project with producer "The Gonz" titled; “Free Lunch” (Available on most streaming platforms) which depicts the tales of his life and influences in the late 90's - early 00's, but in that same respect it’s an ode to Hip-Hop culture and the people who raised/inspired him during that time period. In July of 2016 Frank Knight released the single “I Kno3” which has been revered by many as a song that is a riveting story of Frank’s childhood growing up and growing from his mistakes. In October of 2018 Frank released the project “Ghetto Psalms of The Knight”, produced by Rediculus. G.P.K. is a project that expresses the rage and aggression of a inner city child growing up and witnessing a world around him, which he feels is one that doesn’t appreciate him or his people. Knowing this it inspires him to just unleash all he feels and all he is. Frank Knight’s music isn’t just his music, it’s our music and our story as individuals and beings of endless potential journeying to make our statement. All of Frank’s music is available on all streaming and downloadable platforms.

Venues Performed 

  • NYC Venues: Pianos, DROM, SOB's, Santos Party House, Knitting Factory, Mercury Lounge, The Kymberle Project, Black Bear Bar/Public Assembly, Nuyorican Poet's Cafe, Bowery Poetry Club, Paperbox, Lot 45, Arlene's Grocery, Brooklyn Bazaar.

  • CA Venues: Harvard Yard Bar & The Airliner

  • IL Venues: Jerry's Sandwiches, Subterranean, Refuge Live, The Promontory

  • Iowa Venues: Gabes & Lefty's Live Music

  • OH Venues: House of Blues & Ohio State University

  • MN: The What's Up Lounge, Amsterdam Bar & Hall, Red Herring, and more.

  • France: New Morning Officiel, Ligne 13 Salle De Concerts, Bagnolet Festival, Noisy Le Grand Festival, Switch 5 Block Party, and more

Performed With

Tech N9NE, Immortal Technique, KXNG Crooked, Blu, Talib Kweli, Parish Smith of EPMD, The Beatnuts, Diabolic, Termanology, Nitty Scott, Kool Keith, Keith Murray, Onyx, Slum Village, Showbiz & A.G., Lord Finesse, Cappadonna, Brand Nubian, Smif-N-Wessun, Heltah Skeltah, Shabaam Sahdeeq, Planet Asia, Illa Ghee, Math Hoffa, Skyzoo and more.

Frank Knight performing live in France for the Noisy-le-Grand Music Day Festival for the kids of the city in 2017.