Karniege | Interview
From Brooklyn, NY, Karniege is an emcee that began rhyming at age 14 after being influenced by Run DMC, Slick Rick, and Big Daddy Kane. Karniege began working with producer Nasa in 2002 and recorded the single “Make News” in 2004, which appeared on the Definitive Jux Vol. 3 compilation. Karniege has collaborated with Aesop Rock, El-P, Sean Price, Immortal Technique, Da Beatminerz, J-Zone, Ayatollah, and more. He is also a member of a group Mighty Joseph, alongside Vast Aire (Cannibal Ox). Karniege’s music has been featured on MTV’s Pimp My Ride and NBC’s Law & Order. In addition, Karniege runs a graffiti-inspires design company called Big Kid Designs, and is also a host at EOW, New York’s longest running open mic event.