knowmadsKnowMads grew up in Seattle and have been making music there for the past 7 years. Tom “Pepe” and Tom “Cheef” Wilson are the MC’s and “Jester” Judd makes the beats. At age 22, the KnowMads have independently released 6 albums and 3 mixtapes, performed in over 200 shows, shared the stage with the likes of Nappy Roots, Andre Nickatina, Blue Scholars, Macklemore, OneBeLo and Zion I, as well as built a strong independent following that is rapidly expanding out of the Pacific NW to diehard global audiences. (more…)