Thursday, July 22, 2010

Nas's "It Was Written" Available at Hip Hop Knights

Nas has definitely made his impression in the hip hop world, releasing classics like Illmatic and albums such as Nastradamus and The Firm. His style has been praised for stepping away from the more predictable lines of the hip hop scene with conversation style rapping and the mastery of internal rhyme. It Was Written did receive criticism however for going in the mainstream direction, yet the album still illustrates Nas’s genius on the microphone and should be listened to. Released in 1996, being Nas’s best selling release, It Was Written features fourteen tracks that remind us of why Nas is a great MC.

You can Purchase It Was Written at Hip Hop Knights HERE.

Read the CD review of It Was Written HERE.

Richard Henry

9th Prince's "Revenge of the 9th Prince" Available at Hip Hop Knights

9th Prince has definitely shown that he can perform along with the best of them. He is one of the founders of the hip hop group Killarmy. 9th Prince’s solo albums such as Granddady Flow and Prince of New York have been steps to a greater goal in his hip hop career. He has been a driving force behind the success of Killarmy which has released a total of three albums and has had favorable rankings in the Billboard 200 chart and R&B/Hip Hop chart. The younger brother of RZA has released Revenge of the 9th Prince that features seventeen tracks and is expected to make an impact.

You can purchase Revenge of the 9th Prince HERE.

Read the Revenge of the 9th Prince CD Review HERE.

Richard Henry

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Cognito's "Automatic" CD Available at Hip Hop Knights

Cognito has made his presence known in the west coast hip hop scene. Under the guidance of B-Legit and E-40, he has found his voice in hip hop and seeks to continue pushing forward to make himself known as a complete MC. He works continuously to bring good material to fans by working through the independent label Strange Music.Working with artists such as Master P, his new release and first album Automatic aims to show fans of hip hop what he really is about and to tell his story through hip hop.

You can buy Automatic at Hip Hop Knights at: Hip Hop Knights CDs

Check out the Automatic CD Review at: Automatic CD Review

Richard Henry

Friday, June 4, 2010


(Houston, TX) -- Pianist Richard Henry has just launched World Wide Jazz and Hip Hop Knights which are websites geared towards providing content for listeners of jazz and hip hop. Both websites will offer merchandise, exclusive content and forums. The Hip Hop site however will offer a hip hop writing service.

Logo branded merchandise will be offered showing the companies’ logos in which fans can show their affiliation. Merchandise such as hoodies, t-shirts, caps, mugs and binders will be offered as well as other items.

"My background in music has made both of these websites possible as I expect to continually learn more to help me sustain these businesses," said Henry. "Learning how to play jazz piano and rap has allowed me to pursue this vision."

Exclusive content will be offered on the websites that will feature written articles at $3.95 per month. Forums will also be provided to allow fans of jazz and hip hop to share ideas and discuss topics.

Richard Henry graduated from the University of Houston in 2005, earning a Bachelor's Degree in Piano Performance. In 2007 he studied jazz and blues piano at Houston Community College and learned how to rap in 2009. He also studied jazz composition and wants to release jazz and hip hop cds in the future.

The Hip Hop Knight's website will have a hip hop writing service that will gather information from clients and write songs for them. Hip Hop Lessons will also be available for purchase on the website.

Those who want to advertise on the websites will be required to submit a photo, a press release and album information if applicable.

Both websites will also have a twitter, myspace, facebook, blogger and youtube pages to increase its audience and influence. World Wide Jazz and Hip Hop Knights wants to take advantage of different avenues to be known around the world.

"Through my experience as a musician and performer, I want to use my knowledge and abilities to reach others and to make an impact in jazz and hip hop. I feel that now I am ready to take on the responsibility to draw upon resources to help me achieve this," said Henry.

Richard Henry will cover the industries, artists, albums, controversies and news of jazz and hip hop.

This is an excellent opportunity to provide more channels for people who listen to jazz and hip hop. Richard Henry wants the websites to continue to grow, flourish and will work hard to make this possible.

For further information, contact Richard Henry at:


(Houston, TX) -- Pianist Richard Henry has just launched the Hip Hop Knights website which is a hip hop site that will provide news, articles, merchandise, a forum, services and exclusive content related to the hip hop industry. The website will seek to serve the needs of hip hop fans around the world.

"The knights theme was intended to be a symbol of hip hop being a sacred art form and to represent the defending of those elements," Henry said.

Exclusive content will be available for members that will include articles that will be available for $3.95 per month. The articles will focus on the hip hop industry which will feature topics ranging from the early roots of rap to the modern development of hip hop and more.

Richard Henry is a 2005 University of Houston graduate who studied Piano Performance at the Moores School of Music and studied jazz and blues piano in 2007 at Houston Community College who also learned how to rap in 2009.

"I learned how to rap in the past year and wanted to share what I know with others and want to make contact with anyone associated with the rap game". Henry explains. "My other goal will be to help others who might want to know more about the music and its methods."

Hip Hop Knights will have a diverse range of merchandise to sell that will include hoodies, mugs, caps, t-shirts, posters and more. They want its members to show their affiliation through the purchasing of its brand of clothing.

The services offered by Hip Hop Knights will include rap lessons and hip hop writing services. Hip Hop songs will be written for those who need songs. Rap artists who need songs written can provide an audio file of the beat, along with the form and other requirements.

Hip Hop Knights will have a Twitter, Myspace, Facebook, Youtube and Blogger page that will hope to attract more members so that they can spread across other channels on the web. A forum will be available for anyone in the hip hop industry and should be a melting pot of ideas and contacts between members.

The website hopes to get bigger as time goes on and that its popularity will soar and users will find it to be a very valuable resource for those interested in rap. Hip Hop Knights will cover a certain amount of material dealing with mainstream hip hop but also wants to focus on underground hip hop and some of the more lyrical rap songs.

For further information contact Richard Henry at:

Thursday, May 13, 2010

7 Steps To Help You Become A Rapper

How many of you have dreamed of one day becoming a hip hop artist? I know I have before. It takes lots of ongoing practice and hard work to achieve this. There is a lot of stiff competition in the hip hop industry. Many rappers who are well known are constantly mentioned in the news as they have earned their popularity.

Do you want to know the steps to learn how to rap? Then keep reading.

I am going to show you some steps that you can take to get your foot in the door in the world of hip hop.

1. One of the main obvious things you can do to becoming a rapper is to listen to a variety of artists both old and new school. Listening to artists such as Tupac, Rakim, Biggie, Eminem, Immortal Technique and KRS-One are great ways to get a feel and taste of hip hop. Listen to the beats and how the rapper is saying their words to the beat. You need to listen to the hooks and verses, noting any intros or outros.

2. Print out the lyrics to hip hop songs and learn how to rap the lyrics to the songs. This will allow you to get a feel for the flow of hip hop music. The art of hip hop is being able to rap poetry to hip hop beats. This is the basic foundation for learning how to rap. You must learn the flow of rap to be successful as a rapper.

3. Learn how to rhyme. Rhyming is at the very core of hip hop lyrics and you need to be able to take any word and supply a number of words that rhyme with that word. You need to learn how to rhyme in your hip hop songs. Hip Hop is poetry and you need to connect with rhyming poetry.

4. You need to develop an understanding as to how rap songs are structured by looking at the number of verses and hooks in those songs. See if the song starts off with a hook or verse first. Is there an intro or an outro? You can imitate the structure of hip hop songs and apply them to your own rap songs.

5. Learn how rap artists write their lyrics and imitate them. Imitate the way that rappers write their lyrics in terms of their language and rhymes. Are there any metaphors, similes or punchlines? Do the lines contain elaborate or big words? How is the tone of the lyrics?

6. Can you freestyle? Learn how to make up your own freestyle lyrics to hip hop beats. This will help your imagination, rhyming skills and hip hop flow. If you ever want to become good at battle rapping, you must learn how to freestyle. Just practice rapping about the things around you and employ rhyme.

7. Writing everyday will allow you to refine your skills in hip hop music. Daily practice is key to getting better because it will not happen overnight.

If you want more information and a home study course that will give you all the steps to becoming a successful rapper, look no further than the Hip Hop Knights Hip Hop Lessons located on our home page. These lessons will teach you step by step the elements and devices that will help you improve your skills.

Richard Henry