Being half California hippie slash left- wing social activist working man slash screw it all lets go party, KnowItAll is as eclectic as they come. Hailing from Oakland, CA, KnowIt bears a soul influenced by the positives and negatives of the town’s checkered history. He displays a social consciousness melded with a street smart edge that universally captures the ears and minds of both suburbia and ghetto America.
If you give this KnowItAll a long and complicated math problem he’s not going to go all “Rain Man” and conjure up the correct answer. His abilities are right minded in nature. KnowItAll or KnowIt, as he prefers to be called, is a hybrid MC/ Producer/ Songwriter/ Programmer/ and sometimes singer when in the right mood. He’s most known for being the bearded, glasses wearing lyricist in the energetic musical collective League510. As a solo artist KnowItAll’s sound is a bit more mellow yet still just as electric and synthesizer based as the tunes that League510 fans came to love.
Though he may not be a math whiz, KnowIt is still very intelligible which is reflected in his music. He actually adapted his name from an Erykah Badu lyric. In her 1997 debut single “On & On” she sings, “The man that knows something knows that he knows nothing at all.” From that line KnowItAll gathered the philosophy that a true wise man remains grounded by the understanding of the vastness of the universe and that no one can ever truly know it ALL.