Dreadchild of the hip hop group Knotz is finally stepping out with his brand new solo album “The Ladder”. He has performed at well over 300 venues in the past five years along with the group , comprised of blood brothers, Aswad Mikal and the late Mega-Ton, and has supported several major acts including Chamillionaire, Common, The Roots, Busta Rhymes, Talib Kweli, Ja Rule, Papoose, MF Doom, Rahzel, Immortal Technique, J-Hood, and Fruit Kwan (Grave Diggaz). Dreadchild is anxiously looking forward to performing his solo works to a wide audience and judging from the vibes emanating from the release of his new single "I Don't Make Believe" featuring Nature, his solo act promises to be a must see event. Adding to his hip hop resume, Dreadchild is also a producer, graphic designer and film editor.
Dreadchild, not unlike his group, is on a personal mission to revive the ailing hip-hop scene. Performing with Knotz, he has mesmerized audiences with his dynamic energy-packed performances, blending conscious lyricism and crowd participation to set their live show apart from the current hip-hop fray. Colleges, universities, and commercial venues agree that this group is something special to see live.
In 2007, The Independent Artist Registry named Knotz "IndiE Award" winner for Independent Artist of the Year. Several magazines and industry source books such as The Music Phone Book, Mic Magazine, and An'R Magazine in Australia featured Knotz in 2007.
In 2008, the group showcased at the Millennium Music Conference 12 (MMC12) in Harrisburg, PA in February. The Knotz were selected as a FINALIST for "Best Duo/Group" for the 2008 Central PA Hip-Hop Awards. Members of the Independent Artist Company (IAC) also nominated their song "The Bounce" for the prestigious IAIA 2008 Golden Kayak Award for "Best Hip Hop/Rap Song."
DreadChild of Knotz and the legendary Nature of the Firm, teamed up to record the new single "I Don't Make Believe" the first single of DreadChild's forthcoming solo album "The Ladder". The single marks the return of Nature to the game that he had voluntarily chosen to be absent from for some time. This is DreadChild's first solo album apart from the group and blood brothers, Knotz. Knotz have remained independent and prosperous throughout their career, being content with their place in the industry. Recently DreadChild noticed that there is a void in the hip hop genre that needed to be filled with something fans wanted; something DreadChild knew that he and Nature could provide to the main stream which is why they have chosen to emerge with this monster single.