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Band/Artist Name & Pronunciation: Konshens The MC (pronounced Conscience) / Classically Dope/ Konshens and his State of Mind
Recommended if you like: The Roots, Common, Black Thought, a hiphop version of Frankie Beverly and Maze, A Konshens version of The Hamilton
Story behind your band/artist name: The name Konshens is the phonetic spelling of the word Conscience which i thought looked boring on paper...lol i chose the name Konshens because i say what most really feel but are hesitant about expressing. Ive always been intrigued by the thought of others and what drives certain actions and responses.
Band Members: Konshens The MC - Lead vocalist, Natalie - Clarinet, Jimmy - Basoon, Lydia - Oboe, Brian - Sax, Ron - Pianist
What part of the DC region is the artist tied to and how? Where is the artist's current home base if not DC : Born and raised in the Petworth section of Washington DC. (Kennedy st area to be exact). Where I still reside
At least 3 interesting/entertaining facts about the band related to persons/events in Washington DC area: My very first show was at Cease Fire Dont Smoke the Brothers on 14th St across from the bus loading station with my gogo band High Image. We opened for gogo legends at various clubs in DC including the La Pena, Palace Night Club, Felecitys Ballroom etc. The asian dude at the carryout knew me by name i ordered so much chicken wings and mambo sauce. The monument grounds cant compete with my block for fireworks on July 4th.
Anything else we should know, or you want to share: Governor, on the Grammy Chapter Board
Grammy Museum Teaching Artist
Hiphop Cultural Ambassador for the State Dept.
Official Website URL: Http://www.konshens.com
Facebook URL: http://www.facebook.com/konshensmusic
Main Genre: Hip Hop
Other Genres: Classical, soul, r&b, rap, gogo