Artist / Band / Musician
Hip Hop / Progressive / Big Beat
Gnawledge Records
Gnotes is an underground hip-hop producer and MC from Seattle. His most recent album, Rhymes And Beats, was released through Gnawledge Records in 2007.

Since its release, Rhymes And Beats has been charting across the United States, peaking at 25 on the CMJ Top 40 Hip Hop charts. 2008 brought Gnotes and Canyon Cody to Granada (Spain) to produce Granada Doaba, an instrumental hip-hop experiment inspired by Andalusia's vibrant history of immigration. Granada Doaba follows the converging paths of flamenco + Arab music, with tributary contributions from Cuba, India, Japan and Boombap. Based on Canyon Cody's 2008 Fulbright sponsored research project into the international roots of southern Spanish music, Granada Doaba uses sample-based hip-hop to explore the history of intercultural collaboration in Andalusian music. After 5 months in Spain co-producing the album, Gnotes and the Gnawledge Records familia embarked on a 5 week European Tour that included shows in Spain, France, Germany, Czech Republic, Holland, & England Back stateside, Gnotes recently moved from Boston back home to Seattle to complete his upcoming solo project Conflicts And Interest.

Buy Rhymes and Beats at Amazon, CD Baby, iTunes.

Gnotes - Sun Don't Chill

Gnotes - "Missin You"

Gnotes - "Throw Your Nickels Up

Gnotes has recorded and performed around the world, including shows in Europe, Latin America, a 2005 U.S. national tour with Seattle's NocOnWood records, and a 2007 Pacific NorthWest tour with Devin the Dude. He as also shared the stage with various noteworthy hip hop acts including Ghostface Killah, Trife Da God, Coughee Brothaz, Glue, Louis Logic, Wise Intelligent, Elemental Zazen, Qwel, Pack FM, Tonedef and Cunninlynguists, amongst many others.


2007 Rhymes And Beats: Rooted in live instrumentation and progressive lyricism, Rhymes and Beats is a 21st century outernational hip-hop record with a tinge of nostalgia for 90s grunge and golden era rap. Rhymes And Beats is getting air play on college radio across the United States, and peaked at 25 on the CMJ top 40 Hip Hop charts.

Buy Rhymes and Beats at Amazon, CD Baby, iTunes.

2006 Inthrumental: The 2006 release from Gnotes is an organically grown narrative of live instrumentation layered with sample-scattered grooves, featuring collaborations w/ Afro DZ ak, Kabir, and Ryan Read. Available at CDBaby, and iTunesNEW*** Inthrumental is now avaiable on vinyl at

2005 Flow From Above: A compilation of spoken-word poetry and instrumental noodling by the Dorm Room Griots, a collective of college artists including Sean Dwyer, Myran Hunter, Martine Russell, Ryan Read and Canyon Cody.

2004 Broken Spoke: The debut solo album from Gnotes, available at

2002 Screech Killed Zack: An acoustic guitar singer-songwriter EP recorded with Ryan Read in 2002, refered too as "subtle and airy".

All albums released through Gnawledge Records.
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