Cort Knoxx comes to us from Daly City, California with a unique and heavy rap style. His in your face lyrics, quick wit, and high speed vocal versatility are what he’s best known for. Previously known as CSicc, Cort Knoxx released many notable albums from 1998-2019. His most recent and most anticipated album “Death To My Adversaries” is set to be released late 2019. The multi-talented rapper/producer also dabbles in videography, acting and graphic design.
Fresh new track, “All I Know” is a summer banger. This hot new track has a killer music video to match. Cort Knoxx spits bar after bar of addicting and flawless rhymes. The beat is expertly mixed with light chimes, but not over produced. Fused together with an upbeat and deliberate drop, Cort Knoxx delivers an explosive intro. His diverse rap style has the listener hypnotized by every verse. Cort Knoxx effortlessly exudes confidence throughout the track. “All I Know” gives us an inside look at Cort Knoxx’ real life. He spits, “We be off in them trenches, doing work like real men” near the end of the track and it stays true to the confident and fresh theme of “All I Know”. Cort Knoxx has worked hard to get where he is now and he’s only getting further! With releases like “All I Know” you better stay on the lookout because Cort Knoxx is headed to the top.
Check out “All I Know” here Read more below about Cort Knoxx in our exclusive interview!
Hi Cort Knoxx! When and why did you change your stage name from CSicc?
Growth. I found that "CSicc" pigeon holed my creativity and I was reaching only a few demographics. Although I haven't forgot in which I came I had to reinvent myself for the sake of my integrity in the music and as me as an artist.I got real with myself, "CSicc" wouldn't work. I went back to the drawing board and started thinking about names. After about 40 names, I was watching the news and they were talking about Fort Knox, I thought Hmmmmmm....Since my first name is Cortney, I thought "Cort Knoxx" since that day in 2012. I've kept the name.
How does this track “All I Know” compare to one of your earliest tracks? How have you improved?
Doesn't compare. Definite growth lyrically and musically. There are some of my earlier records that have stood the test of time in a cult popularity type of sense but.....
What do you do to feed your passion for writing verses everyday?
Keep myself around people who are doing the same or are even hungrier and more active than I, them calling me spitting their verses motivates me to keep up with them. Having active artist peers is a key plus too.
What challenges have you faced in your 21 years in the music industry? How have you overcome these challenges?
I've had alot of challenges over the years because I did not have the capitol to compete at a higher level. Through out the years, I've been blessed to be able to work with and learn from some of the most respected and respectable artists and execs in the music biz. These are the people that make the decisions. Now that the social media age allows artists to bypass a label is HUGE because I still retain alot of my relationships and never burned any bridges so now currently I am able to compete at a higher level I can invest in my brand effectively and really make an impact now more than ever.
If you could collaborate with any artist, dead or alive, who would you choose and why?
Marvin Gaye, he encapsulated what "Soul" was what he brought was timelessness and deep feelings you can only feel through music.
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