Artist of the day: ?nowledge
Originally from Miami, rapper ?nowledge is part of the Tampa hip-hop outfit Indigenous Ways, a soulful, jazzy, experimental group whose organic sound provides a perfect canvas for his silky, languid flow.
?nowledge (a.k.a. Elgin Cintron) is now striking out on his own with a solo debut album, ?nowledge Is Infinite, that he describes as "conscious, organic hip-hop music," influenced by the likes of Mos Def, the Roots and A Tribe Called Quest.
The album will be released at 9 p.m. Friday at JJ's Cafe, 1701 E Seventh Ave., Ybor City. Admissin is free, and it's $5 for a copy of the album. Click here for details.