Every so often a music selector comes along that has the musical DNA of something extra-ordinary special combining creativity, skill, passion and awareness. These skills together create moments in time that lead to musical memories...
Born in Brooklyn, NY DJ Knotts spent many of his formative years between the boroughs of New York City and New Jersey. Moving to Orlando, FL as a teenager and then to Atlanta, GA to attend college influenced him socially and musically and helped to broaden his music base. Officially began dj'ing once arriving in Atlanta he applied his focus on learning the techniques of masterful mixing of different genres including Hip Hop, Reggae, Soul R&B and Rock. Adding various tricks and acquiring a special set of skills that would set him apart from other djs.
After gradauting college in Atlanta and honing his skills, DJ Knotts and partner DJ Impaq of Black Trump Entertainement, received a two hour weekly internet radio show on Rnation.com called The Black Trump Power Hour which broadcasted to the world for over a year in the early years of Internet radio. The success of the internet show led to being asked to join the Atlanta TV show Hip Hop Encounter which reached over 60,000 people and featured special guests including, David Banner, Ying Yang Twins, Young Dro, Fat Joe and T.I.
DJ Knotts has performed in many clubs, events and special engagements in Atlanta, GA, Tennessee, Florida, South Carolina, New York, Philly, New Orleans and abroad internationally in Costa Rica, Aruba and Jamaica.
NIghtClubs: Indigo Bar, Aja Restaurant, Bar One Atl, London Bistro Ultra Lounge, Club Visions (Tenn) Royal Peacock, Vice, Aquarium, Django's, The Atrium, Club Frequency, Natalie's (Philly)
Companies/Firms: Coca Cola, Nike, NBA, Black Hair Magazine, Sprint, AT&T, Art Institute of Atlanta, DeVry University, Clark University, Georgia State, Georgia Tech, University of Georgia and NBA All-Star Weekend.
Recognizing his desire to do more for others and for the culture that influenced that has inspired and provided a means to achieve many of his goals, DJ Knotts Co-founded Hip Hop Gives Back -- www.HipHopgivesBack.org, a site and company that highlights the positive aspects and deeds by members of the Hip Hop community. Respectfully tagged as "the Home of Hip Hop's Humanitarians", Hip Hop Gives Back shines a much needed light on the charitable organizations, programs, monetary and inspirational support the Hip Hop community gives on a regular basis.
With the successful launch of a new ventures aimed to collaborate with like minded brands and motivate people DJ Knotts has created promotional mixtapes with brands including Urban Vines Wine Company, Konsole Kingz, WhyCauseICan.com, High Off Life and more.
DJ Knotts uses his ingenuity and creativity creating unique mixes and providing the soundtrack for making memorable events for the people.
Hip Hop Gives Back will be presenting and hosting our educational and empowering session of "Life Lessons & Hip Hop"
Curators of Hip Hop (COHH) have teamed with Hip Hop Gives Back and Heartbeats & Hip Hop to bring their documentary to Atlanta on February 26th. We will also be holding a free health fair at CAU and mixer/networking event at 9 PM after vieweing of the film.
Konata J. Nicholson will be speaking on a panel at Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte in conjunction with the opening of Giving Back: The Soul of Philanthropy Framed and Exhibited.
Hip Hop Gives Back & BlackCelebrityGiving.com will be presenting during gifting/VIP suite of fundraising event for Phazes of Love a non-prfit program that provides dance instruction and programs for children in inderserved communities in the Atlanta.
Hip Hop Gives Back returns as presenters during the Charlotte, NC stop of the Black Man Can Institute for boys grades 6-12th.
This Thursday! @wreckingcrewallstars presents the Tru School #HolidayBash & #CharityFundraiser!
In this upcoming special edition of #WCASThursdays, we celebrate the holidays in signature Wrecking Crew style w/ our annual Tru School Holiday Bash, hosted by the legendary #RodneyC from #FunkyFourPlusOne & the #WildstyleMovie! .
Soundtracked all night by @djcstyles @super_dj_t_wrex & special guests!
A portion of the proceeds goes to charities funded by @hiphopgivesback
The holiday bash goes down THURSDAY, DECEMBER 8TH at @thesoundtable, 10PM
#HHGB #ATL Join us Wednesday for KICKBALL!
THIS IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! ANYONE CAN PLAY. PLEASE BRING AN ITEM TO DONATE ...CANNED GOOD, SOCKS, FEMININE PRODUCTS, HATS...STAY FOR THE CONVO..LETS SPARK SOME REAL CHANGE AND BUILD BETTER COMMUNITIES TOGETHER.
Where: Perkerson Park
When: DEC 7th @ 7PM
What: APD vs MP Kickball Game and Charity Drive to benefit #hiphopgivesback
Who: OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Minorities In The Media makes its first stop at Therrell High School, presented by Hip Hop Gives Back and Hip Hop Gives Back Foundation
Hip Hop Gives Back takes part in The Black Men Can Institute's stop in Atlanta.
Konata J. Nicholson of Hip Hop Gives Back speaks to high school juniors and seniors at The Black Men Can Institute's morning session at Drew Charter High School in Decatur.
#BreakingBreadATL is back! Saturday April 30th 9AM-3PM We're out to make as many brown bag lunches for the homeless shelters of dowtown and Atlanta and give back with #HipHopGivesBack. We're in need of donations and volunteers to come and help prepare the lunches and more! www.hiphopgivesback.com or www.hiphopgivesback.org for more info!
Curators of Hip Hop & Hip Hop Gives Back present The Curators Vol 1, film screening and symposium with Carolyn Malachi, Queen Yonasda and Dee-1.