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"Miss Jones Gets KO’d By Miss Knockout"

Miss Jones Gets KO’d By Miss Knockout
April 17th, 2007
Filed under: Hip Hop, Beef

Miss Knockout

Miss Knockout, an aspiring female rapper on indie Hip Hop unsigned artist from the Paris to Brooklyn CD and founder of the ‘Save the Rap Chick Project,’ is demanding a public apology from Hot 97’s shock jock, Miss Jones for alleged defamatory comments the loud mouth DJ made on Friday April 6 after hearing Knockout’s remix of Musiq Soulchild’s ‘Buddy’ track. After thoroughly ripping on Lupe’s version, the station decided to hold a contest and asked listeners to make their own remix. Knockout dropped off her CD labeled ‘Miss Knockout’ along with a business card with her MySpace details and contact info at the break of dawn the morning of.

Between 9 and 9:30am, Miss Jones played Knockout’s remix 4x on air. Here’s Musiq’s original track, Lupe’s, and Knockout’s version that was aired. Miss Jones and crew, knowing full well that Knockout is a woman, started slamming the track and claiming emphatically that it’s a man on the track, blurting, “Listen to that voice that’s a man that’s a dude, listen to her, ain’t no chick rhyming like that, that’s a man.” Miss Jones could say that Knockout sounds like a man all day long, but the brash deejay crossed the line by repeatedly claiming, as if it were fact, that the Knockout is not a female, but a man. Knowing that this could potentially hurt her career, the rapper sought some legal help and is pursuing a defamation of character suit against Miss Jones. Hot 97 never returned our calls, but we were able to fire off a quick QA with Knockout to try and get to the bottom of this:

Update: Miss Jones responds: “No comment.” (Wednesday, 4-18)

Update2: Miss Jones, in what must have shocked listeners the world over, apologized extensively to Miss Knockout today on her morning show. She even called the rapper on her cell phone personally to say sorry. Now we gotta say that’s pretty big of the infamously snarky Miss Jones, and now we can confirm she is actually warm blooded. (Thursday, 4-19)

How long have your been rhyming?
I’ve been rhyming since about 14 years old but I was also a deejay locally in Queens and wrote rhymes as a hobby but eventually the rhyming took over and I started my journey.

What’s the ‘Save the Rap Chick Project’?
The ‘Save the Rap Chic Project’ is something I developed with my peers and certain girls in the game I keep in communications with to try to build a more comfortable atmosphere as far as the energy between us to move on and try to solve the problems and not be a part of the problem. A lot of girls in the game are competitive and that leads to animosity some times and it tends to get desperate at times amongst women and they tend to get catty, we want to have the girls like lil mama and miss nana and that peer group come up with a different attitude.

When you first heard you track on the radio were you excited?
Oh yeah, I was soo00 excited, my co-worker and I were listening and where were like wow, my heart was racing!!

And after you heard her slamming you was it embarrassing?
I went from adrenalin driven excitement to my heart sinking to the bottom of my feet and tears rolling down my face like I’ve seen my whole life’s grind flash before my eyes as I thought why me? Why? And I’ve been through some stuff, but a tear hasn’t rolled down my cheek in a minute. Of course people talk and I got a lot of crazy looks that day. Yes, very embarrassing!

Do you think Miss Jones was intentionally saying you sound like a man to be malicious?
I most definitely do and I’ll tell you why, me and her had a common producer in our life and even though she was more advance in her stage of her career and I was just starting, she was in a girl group and I used to ask the producer to let me here their demos and tell him how much I loved the way they sounded. We would not be around in the same session but the producer always played everyone’s stuff and showed pictures of different groups, plus I was heavy on the party seen, I always walked straight in no waiting. I was at mad parties where Envy spun, they all have seen me at some point, they know my face, and I felt almost like she was saying over and over, it was meant not only to pass as fact but also to stop me in my tracks, cause me and everyone I talked with that listened said one thing in common, she never said what she felt about how I put it together. But you know how the biz is now that this went down when or if they bring it up again they’ll probably just say its wack, but I hope not, I hope they keep it 100% with me, cause I feel I was the only one who really nailed what Musiq was talking bout on the record to the tee from a women’s perspective, anyone who hears will see that. But to your question yes I do feel it was malicious and vicious.

Can an incident like this hurt your career?
I think it could hurt your career if you let it and you do not get back on your feet and pi - BUCKY ~~COMPLEX MAGAZINE BLOG


Paris to Brooklyn cd



The first big record in hip hop was put on wax by a WOMEN name Sylvia Robinson of sugar hill records called Rappers Delite, but some way along the line it turned into a male dominated business. Female rappers are very few these days, and each one boast of being as tough and out spoken as the guys. That phrase is as generic as the being the only girl in the click. These days thats just not good enough. The people want something different, original and vibrant. So lets walk with KNOCK OUT and explore were she came from and how she plans to change the hip hop game and reinvent the market so the future little divas in training wont have to go through the bull with the business as well as their female peers. Knock out comes from south Jamaica queens, And with that said, a certain mentality comes with growing up in south Jamaica Queens, once you set out to do something your so determined that no one can stop you. Coming up in foster homes her adopted parents both passed away one month apart. This sent her yet to another home and since 16 she has been on her own. KNOCK OUT has been performing since 14, starting out learning to Dee Jay at first. Learning tricks and jumping on the wheels as the secret weapon for most of the parties in the hood. No matter were the audience was she put it down, on the corner of the block, the subway parks you name it. She used to go around the corner and sit on the stoop and watch Run Dee emcee play dice in the middle of the block with no body guards, three down to earth guys while being the biggest hip hop group in the world. At that moment is when she realized this is what she wanted to do with her life. School bored her but when she did show up she would maintain her straight A average. This boggle teachers who soon discovered she read excessively at home and wrote what they thought was complicated poetry but turn out to be her freestyle for a demo she was dropping after school. Back then and to date shes in the game because she really loves it and not for money or nice clothes. Soon she was at every battle in the NYC area mostly all guys back then because for some reason girls wouldnt come out to much. Her angle was not the bouncy flow but a flow with authority. She would always win or be runner up. When she started to study the game she found that battle rappers couldnt sell records. It was like a jinx, so she got out of what she referred to as battle mode and focused on making songs. Her friends went to college and she stood by hip hop faithfully like holy matrimony. She began interning here and there to go to free seminars to net work and do some showcases. Watching the game change right before her eyes all she could think of was why are there only 4 girls out in all these years, and why if we are so few are we fighting ourselves. You see the label switched gears on females because they felt that all of them where the same, neck snapping divas with difficult attitudes and the vibe got crazy when two female rappers are in the same room. This made it challenging to find her niche. So she decided to create her own market first by setting up a night with a live band at New Yorks legendary Nells night club in Manhattan. This prompted an advertising agency to do a radio ad with her for Segreams gin bumpy bottle campaign. Then she did a showcase with her opening and then other acts following which packed two levels at club downtime in Manhattan. Which ultimately lead her to do a monthly showcase called rock the mic right showcase. This showcase helped make her a recognized name in the business. At about that time was when jean Claude the funky pirate a club promoter introduced her to Francky Moulet a legendary bass player whom she dubbed Dr Dre from France. Signing her single deal for the compilation album called from Paris to Brooklyn on RELIEF RECORDS also home to Narhed (out on a rock), francky's partner and fellow artist. This album features calabo's with M1 and Sean price and many rappers and R&B singers blended with FrancKy's ever changing beats. The compilation was released Dec. 2005, and currently they are looking for international distribution in the states. You see this couldnt come at a better time; sometimes you have to sit back and study the game so you know what not to do. The single featured on the album is called Get it Get it. This song is a hip hop track with a dancehall vibe but hard hitting marketable lyrical content that will set the dance floor on fire. Also check Ten as she puts it down with M1 and Sean Price, now you wont hear her say she rhymes like a guy or brag about her deep voice because whats going to send her flying of the shelves is shes different with her own style unlike no one else. People are tired of jealous acting Rap Chicks, lets show people we are intelligent but have authority Sexy but complex. Confident and not intimidated by the next girl in the same genre. We could make so much money making records together joining forces like the guys inste