KonshensTheMc & his State of Mind

KonshensTheMc & his State of Mind

 Washington, D.C., Washington, D.C., USA
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THIS IS KONSHENS & His State of Mind

http://www.konshens.com

Biography

KONSHENS The MC(pron. Conscience)
Born Tarik Davis, a talented writer and musician, was born and raised in Northwest
Washington, DC. At an early age, he exhibited his musical potential as a vocalist and
musician. As a precocious toddler, he was a guest performer with his uncle's " 2nd
Amendment” and by 4, he was attending The Institute for the Gifted and Talented and
focusing on the piano and later clarinet.
As a young child, he began writing poetry and continued to play music wherever there
was an audience, usually at church, school, or family gatherings. His creativity developed
and his artistic abilities broadened over the years and by the age of 10, Konshens
officially fell in love with hip hop. Crediting Big Daddy Kane, Rakim, Ice Cube, Kool G
Rap, Guru, Big L, Nas, Tupac and Scarface as some of his early influences, he continued
to write and perform. A mere five years later, he became the rapper and backup lead
talker for local go-go band "High Image". His band opened for local legends like Rare
Essence, Northeast Groovers, & the Junkyard Band also playing numerous shows with
Uncalled For (UCB) which at that time was the rival (friendly) band of High Image. High
Image redefined the typical go-go band by creating its own music and original lyrics.
Konshens recorded his first hip-hop song in 2000 with his longtime friend Antonio
Graham. A few years later, he met producer Phillip Carroll of X Factory Studio/Records
(recording his first album in 2007). Taking advice from Rich Harrison (co-writer and
producer of various songs including Amerie's "one thing", Beyonce's "Crazy In Love" &
Destiny Child's "Soldier"), along with Dwayne "Blue" Telesford (former advisor),
Konshens has developed his unique contribution to hip hop.
ACCOMPLISHMENTS
Konshens has also done something unique in his musical journey by constructing his own
(7 piece) band “STATE of MIND”. Konshens & His State of Mind consists of members:
Patricia Little (drums) & (percussion), Brian Cunningham (Sax), Dennis Garland, Jr.
(keyboards), Kentrell Harris (keyboards), Jerome Lawerence (Bass) and Deante
Haggerty-Willis (Guitar). As Konshens likes to refer to Konshens & His State of Mind as
“the hip hop version of Frankie Beverly and Maze.”
Awards and Accolades include:
• First Hip-Hop artist to perform live at the Grand Canyon National Park (2015)
• Co-Chairman of the Grammy Recording Academy Hip-Hop Committee (regional - DC
, MD & VA)
• Voting member of the Grammy Recording Academy
• Teaching Artist, Grammy Recording Academy Museum and Global Wildlife
Conservation
• Voice over actor with Blue Cross Blue Shield Health Insurance Co.
• Featured artist/performer at the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts
(Millennium Stage)
• Certified Joker trainee with Theatre of the Oppressed, NYC
• Nominee Mayors Arts Award for Outstanding Emerging Artist
• Appreciation award from the City Council of Baltimore for bringing awareness to
youth on the importance of being a registered voter and voting.
• Featured Independent artist in underground Music campaign with GEICO
• Top 5-artist song downloads (over 28k) for Independent Music campaign in
conjunction with Myxer (ringtone co.)
• Song placement in Motion Picture film “Compliance” featured at (Sundance Film
Festival)
• The only nominee from the DC region for the 10th Annual Independent Music Awards
(Held in NYC)
• 3yr Nominee at the DMV Music Awards.
• Named “Entertainer of the Year” by Velocity Magazine (for the DC, MD, VA region).
• Song placed on Converse project "Get Out of The Garage" distributed at "Journey's"
shoe/clothing store across the U.S.
• Ranking as one of the top 3 artists in " Coors Light Search for the Coldest MC"
Competition for the DC/Baltimore Region.
Konshens TheMc has an inspirational book looking to release in (2016) followed by the
4th independent album release. Konshens views life as change realizing that the famous
quote by Frederick Douglass certainly stands true that “without struggle, there is no
progress.”
http://www.konshens.com
Facebook: Konshens TheMc
IG: @KonshensTheMc
Twitter: @1KonshensTheMc 

Lyrics

Chosen One

Written By: Tarik 'Konshens' Davis

Chosen One
By
Konshens™

Verse 1

I hold myself high like haze prices/ cause time is priceless and without it I’m lifeless/ I was, told no but did it in spite/ This kid is tight as lemons, I went through it, just do it, NO/ Nike checks, but I checked myself, then played the cards God dealt and shuffled like Ali/ When your backs against the ropes, Ah please, don’t quit, wont quit, How I did it, lyrically spit it or hustle to flip it/ When you granted a gift youre gifted/ Sour diesel in a dutch I’m lifted and plotting on how to get it/ now I strategize, no surprise, they look me in my eyes and they all say

Chorus
I am the chosen one, to led my team in the league winning MVP/
I am the chosen one, to make moves and prove them dudes wrong for ever doubting me/
I am the chosen one, to bring my city to the industry, leave it to me/
I am the chosen one, to get it done, to get it done, to get it done

Verse 2

They say struggle increases hunger, now Im on a mission to switch men who are switching/ See funny business Im not used to, I stay true to only a few and see how they do ya/ Now Im off the backburner, cant wait around, life is short and its my turn/ When I speak, I shout for D dot C a lot of youngins fell to game because it be hot/ Yeah look they glad I came in the game to throw propane over beats that be hot/ they wanna know will he stop, but the answers he’s not til the casket drops because I’m

Chorus
I am the chosen one, to led my team in the league winning MVP/
I am the chosen one, to make moves and prove them dudes wrong for ever doubting me/
I am the chosen one, to bring my city to the industry, leave it to me/
I am the chosen one, to get it done, to get it done, to get it done

Verse 3

It’s like they don’t want me on it/ so Im not riding the beat, I pull up stop and parallel park on it/ stamp it in, slim I put my mark on it/ In this whole thing while I embark on it/
See from the jump, I knew what I was stepping in, but the spot Im repping is like the game wont let me in/ So over shots of patron, spoke to my bretheren who gave me some pointers on how to set precedence/ back to the drawing board but no I’m not sweating it/ Once rhyme craft is mastered then they getting it/ However they want it homie it don’t matter when I’m feeling myself, listen and hear the swagger/ call me booth damager, cause when I let sixteen go wack rappers clearing parameters, I meant perimeters and proximities/ look simply put cant mess with me because

Chorus
I am the chosen one, to led my team in the league winning MVP/
I am the chosen one, to make moves and prove them dudes wrong for ever doubting me/
I am the chosen one, to bring my city to the industry, leave it to me/
I am the chosen one, to get it done, to get it done, to get it done

The Chosen One©

Addiction

Written By: Tarik 'Konshens' Davis

www.konshens.com

Discography

Debut album: The Chosen One 2007
Sophmore album: Konshens and his State of Mind: The Evolution 2009
Konshens & his State of Mind: The Progression - 2013 - https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-progression/id592841721

Set List

Set List usually varies, depending on the venue location which usually determines what supporters will be in attendance. I structure my sets on that. With regards to time my sets are usually 45 minutes but can be scaled down if need be.