DIRTY NEEDLES

Lyndhurst, Ohio

Born and raised in Youngstown, Ohio, HipKnoTiC - born Robert Simpson - is a Hip-Hop artist whose music is guided by the trials, tribulations, and triumphs which have landed him where he is today. Now living in Cleveland, the 36-year-old rapper blends introspective reflection with self-deprecating humor to cultivate a relatable, entertaining style that sets him apart from others in his class. Heavily influenced by A Tribe Called Quest, Pharoahe Monch, Green Day and Eminem, he credits the late Phife Dawg as a source of great influence.

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