Derick Knox is an 18 year old lyricist from PA. Originally a poet, he began rapping after placing in numerous spoken word/writing contests in 2014. With diverse rap styles comprised of unique flows and complex schemes, he is surely one to listen out for. "My goal as an artist is to make rap more lyrical and genuine as a genre. Mainstream rap is so artificial, there's is no reason we should be feeding it to the youth and general population...In the end you are what you hear, so i'm gonna treat my music like an art, to inspire people. I create a new level of skill, to promote a new level of consciousness." Derick's influences include Logic, Eminem, Pro Era, and EDM. He is currently enrolled at Kutztown University.