"Knowledge of Self" is the 2nd official offering from hip-hop duo Awon & Phoniks. Coming over 2 years after releasing their debut album "Return to the Golden Era" in Summer of 2013, the Newport News, VA emcee and Portland, ME producer have been working diligently on their follow-up. While the debut LP was a throwback to 90's hip-hop in every sense, with lyrics focusing on Awon's troubled youth and tales of street grandeur, their 2nd LP sees the group maintain their signature sound while refining things both musically and lyrically. This time Awon is speaking from the present, educating youth on tracks like 'Reflections' and speaking on current social climates in 'Summer Madness' and 'Profit Off My Pain'. He has adapted his rhymes to more relevant topics while keeping his all-natural flow groove-locked in the pocket.
finally confident is just that - the everlasting struggle for bravery in a world where you're expected to keep quiet. this album is the result of me finally opening my eyes, my mouth, and my mind to speak on everything from religion, peer pressure, money, and the constant day-to-day battle to stay sane. this is the world directly as i perceive it. unfiltered. uncensored. just me. finally confident.
Meet DJ "M Haffa" from Brooklyn, New York + Rippy Austin + Clan Destined + Lee Fields & The Expressions + Georgia Anne Muldrow + Ivan Torrent + Apollo Brown + Mr. Woodnote + And many more…
Mr Woodnote recorded Winter of Woodshed with two saxophones, one flute, his human beatboxing and stacks of effects. The album features the production skills of Dub Fx and vocals from some of Mr Woodnote's favourite MCs.