Unknown The Universal Element


 

Unknown or as he is simply called "Un" has been dedicated to music since his youth. Today,  Unknown the Universal Element is looking to expand his music worldwide. He does not censor his music or alter his sound for anyone; it is all about integrity.

Not one-dimensional in the least, Un is an artist that doesn't limit himself to boundaries or specific topics. He comes from the heart when he enters the vocal booth.

"I feel like the human body has no limitation in moving in any specific direction, so I question whether my spirit is limited. I feel it has the ability to do the same if not more?" He is a hardworking hip hop artist,  surviving in a day and age where many are biased against this art form known for it's rebellious and revolutionary roots. "Through interpretation fueled by mass media stations and major labels,  people have negative views of both our culture and our music worldwide... I really want to break these stereotypes."


Eventually, Unknown wants to venture into working with a full band.   Unknown The Universal Element is recognized for painting extremely vivid images with lyrics that complement music.  He isn't providing typical mundane stories or tales that are consistently found in today's over saturated hiphop market.

His love for rhyming is sparked by rich tradition and foundation laid by the early masters of Hiphop music and culture.  Un has been compared to great thought-provoking, East coast mc's that came out in the early and late 90's.  His flow can easily be compared to Rakim, Nas, and Common, with fluidity reminiscent of a young Kool G Rap; only instead of writing tales about killing the whole mafia, rhymes would be woven with visions of conversing with Nikola Tesla over a glass of fine cognac in the Waldorf Astoria while conducting electrical experiments with playboy playmates at their sides.

How do you describe your music to people, Un?
Intelligent, unadulterated, heartfelt messages that are very visual with powerful images over beautiful music.

Tell me about how you originally got into your craft.  
I was Inspired by one of my friends growing up and early pioneers and living legends as well as Hiphop culture on a whole.  I grew up in a household that encouraged artistic expression, my mother had me in performing arts classes at nine years of age, my father use to play the piano and I think it's just something that comes naturally.

What is your favorite thing to do in the whole wide world?
Being able to find something everyday that makes life worth living.

What is your biggest challenge when it comes to running your business?
Time management it isn't a bad thing.  It's just there are so many things that have to be given close attention regarding new developments and career management.

When you were a kid, what did you think you were going to be when you grew up?
I thought I would be a professional athlete...lol...I have been known to be very athletic.

In what way has your community impacted your development as a musician?
It's been very influential in so many ways.  

The people, the sounds, the various lifestyles and emotions that come from the inner city will constantly provide something that can be captured artistically.

What other artists out there do you love?
My musical taste is very eclectic...I don't only listen to one genre at all.  

I currently find myself listening to a lot of Radiohead and Soundgarden. I love soul music: Marvin Gaye and Curtis Mayfield. I love Prince and Michael Jackson, Hypnotic Brass Ensemble.  I listen to Led Zeppelin, King Crimson, The Police, David Bowie, Queen.  I am very particular about the hiphop music I listen to.  I love classical music also, I like Prokofiev and Tchaikovsky.  There is so much good music out there.

What does your future hold?
Great music, Health, Wealth, and Peace of mind, body, and soul.