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Indie Artist "Kony Brooks" of "EMPIRE STATE OF GRIND"

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HOST: Melissa G. Jordan interviews up & coming Rap Star Kony Brooks!


Born in the 90's and raised straight from Southern Blvd. in the Bronx, a young multi-talented artist who goes by the name of Kony (King of New York) Brooks is on his journey of taking over the music industry. Starting at the tender age of 7 is when Andre (Kony) wrote his first rhyme for a school project. Not taking it seriously at the time, he left it alone until the age of 11. As Andre grew older, he began to notice he wanted to take music seriously. Therefore, his bestfriend & partner Zay Rhymes helped him strive further into his new hobby.
Around high school years, Kony was more active in his kraft. It also helped that his HS helped out with the hip hop culture. He wound up joining a program in the school that associated him with three other rappers that became "Tha Works Records" (Including Kony) and a poetic mentor named Jive Poetic. Jive helped mold Kony from being a normal mixtape artist to being an all around artist in general. In fact, he helped Kony attend and become an extra in a video shoot and getting TWR their first performance at a center in the Bronx. Being the good mentor Jive was he also gave Kony his own studio including Kony's first set of mixing boards and two laptops. Having another friend who was involved in hip-hop who went by the name of Pony (Prince of New York) used to do two-on-two freestyle battles with Kony. During one of their many freestyle battles, Andre said "If he's the Pony, I'm the Kony". The name had a ring to it, therefore Kony brought the idea back to Tha Works Records. It Seemed like a comparison to the late Biggy Smalls and the name grew with him and his persona. Andre, now Kony had a new sense of individuality with his music.