TSI is so excited that we’ll be interviewing Philly indie hip hop artist, Kuf Knotz tomorrow before his show at World Cafe Live. We’ve been following this Philly hip hop great for some time now and his resume and achievements are nothing short of impressive. It only takes one listen to instantly like Kuf’s style and flow. He’s opened up for such a wide range acts from hip hop super starts like common to Rock icons like “The Boss” himself!
We are so glad that we’ll finally have the chance to catch up with Kuf Tomorrow when he opens for another amazing Philly based artist Mutlu. Stay tuned for our video interview with Kuf and review of his show!
-Kuf Knotz Bio below, courtesy of his Reverbnation Page
No stranger to Philadelphia ‘s live music scene Kuf Knotz has created quite a name for himself accompanying nationally renowned tours with the likes of artists ranging from Common to The New York Dolls. Kuf even battered down historical barriers by becoming the first ever hip hop act to open up for the legendary “Boss” — Mr. Bruce Springsteen, himself — at the internationally covered rally for then presidential candidate, Barack Obama on Philly’s Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Kuf’s career highlights did not end there, however, going on to record “Unstoppable,” the official song of World Series Champions, The Phillies, last year with fellow notorious local artists, G. Love and Chuck Treece. Bringing his solo efforts together for the first time into a cohesive 14-track LP, Kuf Knotz found a home for “Boombox Logic” on the country’s very first student run label, Drexel University’s Mad Dragon Records. “Boombox Logic” exploded throughout the sound waves this past October with tracks featuring G. Love and Digable Planet’s Doodlebug. For more information on Kuf Knotz and/or to check out some of the critically acclaimed tracks off of “Boombox Logic,” find him online at www.kufknotz.com.
Mutlu is a soulful, Philadelphia-based artist. Over the last few years he has toured extensively across North America and Europe with Amos Lee, Hall & Oates and Joe Jackson and has shared the stage with John Hiatt, Leon Russell, Adele, Katy Perry, G. Love and Special Sauce and Eric Hutchinson amongst many others. His debut album “Livin’ it” was released by Manhattan/EMI records in 2008 and produced by the late, great T-Bone Wolk. “Livin’ it” featured guest appearances by Amos Lee, Daryl Hall, G.Love and Raheem DeVaughn. His new 5-song ep, which was produced by T-Bone Wolk and Pete Donnelly of the Figgs, is due for release in early 2011.
Friday, February 25th, 2011 | Doors 6:30pm | Show 8pm | Downstairs Live
Floor/Loge (Reserved Seating): $21 ($17 ticket + $4 processing fee)
Mezzanine (Reserved Seating): $31 ($17 + $14 premium service*/processing fee)
3025 Walnut St
Pic By Denise Perri