For Tim Knapp, aka REDWING, music has always been engrained and engraved in his very soul. At the age of 4, he and his brother were recording Ice-T ripoff songs on a Playskool recorder. It wasn't until the age of 18 that Tim fell in love with the process of professionally recording and the experience of being on stage. It really all started with singing for pop rock bands and bringing that music on the road, all across the United States.
Singing for a touring rock band was an educational and invaluable experience for Tim, but something inside of him was still not fulfilled. Hip-Hop and Rap music had always been where he absorbed life-changing lessons from artists such as The Notorious B.I.G, 2pac, Nas, A Tribe Called Quest, Big L and countless other emcees as an adolescent. So at the age of 27, Tim decided to take all of his music experience and love for expression and put it into rapping.
Without a studio, a microphone, or source of production, Tim had to find his footing in a genre he had never made music on. But he had never quit a thing in his life and was anxious to take the challenge. Sacrificing time, money and social ties, Tim began falling in love with music all over again, finding his voice and his message. His message is simple and poignant; live life according to what makes you happy, even if it means having to be alone long enough to figure yourself out. That's exactly what he did. Dealing with being alone and the frequent loneliness of pursuing his passion, he realized nothing makes him more content than the perfection of his craft.
The name REDWING itself is a nod to Tim's birthplace of Rochester, NY and their semi-professional baseball team, but also a nod to feeling like he's finally found his way to soar. Now that he's found his sound and isn't concerned with fitting into a lane or box, REDWING is more than ready to take flight and speak to the world.
SoundCloud Link(Album Single):
'The Request', Prod. By FINNK -- http://soundcloud.com/redwingraps/the-requestprod-by-finnk
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