Silent Knight biography
There are at least three artists called "Silent Knight."
1. Emerging from the New Jersey underground Urban performance circuit comes Silent Knight, a recording artist who brings a new glimmer of hope to Hip-Hop culture. This Brooklyn born - Tri State raised performer is an emcee whose electric stage presence and poignant lyrical abilities are smartly matched by his tastefully scathing social and political views.
Since his childhood, Knight has lived throughout the Tri State Area, absorbing the sometimes painfully diverse cultural landscape to which he would soon lend his wisdom and talent through his music. Although Knight is known for being a very private individual, the word Silent in his name is an irony not lost on his audience.
Since 1999, Knight has been steadily climbing the ranks of underground rappers north of the Liberty Bell - presently positioning himself among some of the finest Hip-Hop artists New Jersey and New York has produced in the last decade. Not only has Knight recorded with the likes of underground legends such as Sean Price (of Boot Camp fame) & Pumpkinhead (Stretch & Bobbito fame), he has also opened for renowned artists such as Talib Kweli, Masta Ace, Jeru the Damaja, & Immortal Technique.
Knights catalog includes production from some of todays most sought after beatsmiths like 9th Wonder (Jay-Z, Little Brother, Mary J. Blige), Ayatollah (Mos Def, Styles P, Ghostface Killah) Da Beatminerz (Boot Camp Clik, Black Moon, Smif-N-Wessun), & Illmind (G-Unit, Pharoahe Monch, Inspectah Deck).
In 2005 Knight released his first full-length CD, "Fall Of Ignorance" independently. Spanning topics from lost friendships to the shattered dynamic of the relationship between minorities and government influence, to the embarrassment of going on a date with no money, Knight revels in the pleasure of making himself vulnerable in front of his listeners. Throughout Silent Knights freshmen effort it is evident that he is creating a hard scratch on the surface of excellence, which we will surely see more of in the future.
In an age of fickle audiences, payola-charged hits and replicated formula rap music, Silent Knight is "The new generation of Hip-Hop itself."
2. Silent Knight is also the name of a seemingly independent-label progressive rock band from the late 80s; as far as the Internet at large can ascertain, they only produced one release, an eponymous 6-track EP/album in 1989. This release contained songs covering a variety of prog-rock staple lyrical themes, from medieval themes to the difficulties of modern life, and of course a song about King Ludwig of Germany, the infamous "Mad Ludwig" who created the world-renowned Neuschwanstein Castle. It is not known what happened to the band after this release.
3. Silent Knight is a Power Metal band from Australia.