ARTIST: Common Thread
ALBUM: Compilation 1
Aztek - The Maestro - The FLEXIBLE member of the group. A writer / producer / MC who's the architect of the HIP-SOUL sound. Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, Aztek has worked with established artists like The Bush Babees, Q-Tip, De La Soul, AZ, Rockafella recording artist Geda K and superStar of the ICONZ.
In 2002, he produced a song for M.T.O's recording artist ANIMAL feat. Zab "Super" Judah, Aztek has remixed songs for TLC, Brandy, Lil Sammy, Missy Elliot, Onyx and Raphael Saadiq. He was also one of the engineers on the Flip Mode Squads album. In addition, he plays the Keyboards and Bass Guitar.
Knoxx - The Problem - This FLAMMABLE rapper who's always ready to burn the mic, injects the street element to the group. Straight out of Brooklyn, NY, Knoxx has recorded with Craig G, Smooth da Hustler, DR Period and Def Jam recording artist The Flatlinerz, Knoxx was the semifinals MC Battle champion for the Source Unsigned Hype 2000 and Wetlands in 2001, Knoxx has also opened for Neo-Soul artist Bilal.
Devynity - The Poet - With lyrical wordplay that packs an INVISIBLE punch, this MC/Spoken Word artist, manifests the feminine point of view for the group. Born and raised in Queens, NY, Devynity has recorded at the Lyricist Lounge and with LOUD recording artists Dead Prez. She has appeared on BCAT, QPTVs television show Caribbean Classroom, WGBB Off the Top radio and Hot 97 FM. Devynity has performed in several locations throughout NY including Jam Rock, The Baggot Inn, Jimmys Uptown Cafe, Black National Caf and the Nuyorican. She was also the Slam winner at Justins Restaurant.
Kovon - The Pen Master - A singer / songwriter with powerful and soulful vocals, is the ROCK that keeps the HIP-SOULsound firmly grounded. Born and bred in the borough of Brooklyn, NY, Kovon has collaborated with producers Chucky Thompson and Grammy Award winning songwriter Anita McCloud (Ushers U Remind Me). He has also written and performed hooks for Smooth da Hustler, MOP, ODB of the Wu Tang Clan and up and coming rap artist like Dirty. Kovon has displayed his vocal skills at Black Expo and Soul Caf.
Collectively the group has showcased their talents at several places throughout NYC including, but not limited to, The Soul Caf, Rockwells, Raw Space for Tiffany of BET and several locations in Detroit, MI.