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It’s a Great Day For Tuesday Knight

  • March 28, 2017
  • 3 min read
It’s a Great Day For Tuesday Knight

Shane Jackson also known as Tuesday Knight is an anomaly. In an age of mumble rap, Tuesday Knight is making records that are in the vein of early 90s hip hop. Add in the fact that he is an Ivy League graduate and making introspective records that discuss socially relevant topics while still maintaining commercial appeal. Comparison wise he puts me in the mind of J. Cole. Tuesday Knight is grinding and has a new album called Tuesday Knight Live which is a follow up to his earlier work titled The Rehearsal. I caught up with the budding mic controller for this exclusive interview.

When did you develop a passion for music?

It started real young. I had two older brothers and we were further apart in age. So I got into hip hop through them because they were listening to the 90s Nas albums and I would learn all the words and perform it at our family barbecues.

Where did you come up with the name Tuesday Knight and what does it mean?

I needed to come up with a rap name because my real name Shane Jackson sounded generic. I was in the studio with my manager and it happened to be a Tuesday and I was like Tuesday Knight sounded right.

You studied at an Ivy League institution, did you have any conflicts about pursuing a career that is uncertain?

Definitely before, not as much now. Anytime you don’t have a steady paycheck you question if your doing the right thing.

Cornell has a large greek life scene were you in any fraternities?

I was not. I felt like it wasn’t for me.

Your EP has a lot of versatility what separates Tuesday Knight from other artists?

My ability for storytelling while mixing metaphors and punchlines. I mix the two to make interesting verses.

You shot a video for your song “15 Prior” how did that come about?

It was my most commercial song at the time. Another guy in my collective had shot a video and my manager reached out to the director and we just went to the park and came up with a concept.

Who are some of the people in the industry that you are hoping to work with?

Producer wise Pharrell and Ryan Leslie. As far as rappers Andre 3000, Nas, and other classic lyricist.

What have been some of the biggest obstacles you have faced as a new artist trying to build your career and how are you overcoming them?

Finding trustworthy people to help me along the way. Hard to build the right team.

What would be your advice to aspiring artists?

Building the right team. Everybody famous had help. So finding people you can trust.

As your building your fanbase are you aiming for a major label deal or is it the plan to stay independent?

Honestly, I’m not for or against either one.

What is next for Tuesday Knight?

I have an album coming out towards the end of April called “Tuesday Knight Live” which is the follow up to the “Rehearsal” and after the album I’m working on two EPS.

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Twitter: @TuesdayKnight_S

Instagram: TuesdayKnight_Season


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Chris Ryan is an accomplished promoter, event planner, producer, activist, counselor, poet and blogger. Within the course of two and a half years Chris Ryan has worked with some of NYC's most established promoters/event planners, been named 2007′s GaySocialite of the year, granted a promoter of the year award from NYC's most famous gay establishment, Splash. He's worked in some of NYC's top venues including; Avalon, Capitale, Cipriani, Cielo, Pacha, Element, Le Poisson Rouge, XL, G Lounge, Plumm, Hilton Hotel, Indigo Hotel, Spirit, Myst/Quo, Splash, The Ritz, Vlada, Roseland Ballroom, Heaven, etc. In 2008, Chris Ryan has begun to unveil some of the most innovative & unique parties New York City has ever seen. The Fusion events "fuse" together all disciplines of art into an event that remains diverse yet cohesive at the same time. won best gay promotions website from NYC Event Patrons in 2008 & he was granted an award from the Jim Owles Liberal Democratic Club, Gov. Patterson & Michelle Clunie (QAF) saluting him for his hard work in nightlife. Chris Ryan has also begun working with many renown companies, including; doctors, lawyers, physicians, modeling agencies & more. Chris Ryan has been responsible for wide-scale promotions for all these companies & generating tremendous business. Chris Ryan has even started to become National with events taking place in LA & Miami this year. In May of 2009 Chris Ryan received the very prestigious honor of being named a "40 Under 40″ Gays in America by the Advocate Magazine. He also created three successful parties that generated over 1,500 patrons each. In January of 2010 Chris Ryan was featured as one of the top promoters to look out for in Noize Magazine Chris Ryan joined forces with legendary promoter/event producer, Lee Chappell and created one of the most talked about events of all 2010, Desire @ Capitale. Chris Ryan and Lee featured one of the most outstanding artists NYC has ever seen, "Oh Land." Her performance coupled with an exquisite and unforgettable set design added to this extravagant event that held over 1,000 patrons in one of NYC's most successful PRIDE events! Chris Ryan then joined forces with legendary Pacha promoter, Rob Fernandez in addition to Jake Resnicow and Tommy Marinelli to bring one of the largest and most successful parties worldwide to NYC, MATINEE. The event on Governor's Island saw over 2,000+ attendees and one of the most ambitious productions ever. In 2011 Chris Ryan started Emerge Music Promotions with business partner Darren Melchiorre. Emerge Music promotions began signing artists with plans to develop and market the artists to the community at large. Emerge Music promotions has big events planned for 2012 and 2013. Chris Ryan debuted the IMAGE events which took place on top of two of NYC's most beautiful rooftop venues, Rare View and Indigo Hotel. The events were blogged everywhere and featured the fashion designs of several clothing designers, artists and photographers. Chris Ryan felt that fashion and art should be displayed at every event and attracted the likes of Malan Breton, Calvin Klein and even Katy Perry. Chris Ryan began an extremely successful event which incorporated the concept of a house party into a nightclub atmosphere. The event Twist'D at G Lounge has been one of the most talked about events in NYC and allows it's audience to play nearly-naked Twister, beer pong, flip cup & more with other attendees. Chris Ryan was granted an excellence in volunteering award from AVP (Anti-Violence Project) for all his efforts in supporting the organization. 2013 has a very promising landscape on the horizon and Chris Ryan is complacent in saying "you haven't seen anything yet!"

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