KonshensTheMc & his State of Mind
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KonshensTheMc & his State of Mind

Washington, D.C., Washington, D.C., United States | Established. Jan 01, 2006 | INDIE | AFM

Washington, D.C., Washington, D.C., United States | INDIE | AFM
Established on Jan, 2006
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"Konshens and His State of Mind"

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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



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.
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
• 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
• 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
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