Tha Gift T.H.U.G. WORLD MUSIK (True Soldiers Humbly Under God) Tha Gift (formerly KnitWit) is San Diego's most innovative, positive and unique conscious rapper. Tha Gift incorporates reality and spirituality, with a positive state of mind in his music compositions and live performances. With these elements in place it is easy for today's youth to gain insight from a young man who has walked the path of an ex gang member. Since he was eleven years old, Tha Gift has been producing and bringing heat to the microphone by bringing real life experiences into his music/ministry which brings about a passion for life that touches one's soul. It is this passion, which inspires him daily to combat society's contradictions through songs of change, hope and solutions. And this comes from someone that knows what they're talking about because he actually lived it. Because his career began in the secular field, this gave him a slight edge to his gospel rap sound. This also gave him opportunities to perform with the heavy hitters of the rap industry. Here is where he learned and perfected his craft with gold and platinum artist and producers such as Whodeni, Kurtis Blow, Tash, NWA, Krayzie Bone, Tonex, Montell Jordan, Snoop Dogg, Eric Norquist (Krayzie and Bizzy Bone), Tony C (Bones Thugs- N- Harmony) and Battle Cat. In February of 2000 he recorded two songs on the soundtrack for the independent film "Knockout" directed by Lorenzo Doumani. This also gave him the opportunity to perform with the legendary Grammy Award winner Natalie Cole on her 25th Anniversary Tour (2000). They remade two of her greatest hits, "Our Love" and "Sophisticated Lady". Currently he has a song placed on the soundtrack to "Getting Played", starring Vivica A. Fox and Carmen Electra, not yet released, but coming soon. In 2004 Tha Gift chose a much different path to spread his positive message of the gospel aka the Good News. With his debut gospel hip hop CD "Off Wit Da Dirt", featuring Grammy and Stellar Award winner Tonex, Tha Gift has amassed thousands of fans and has sold over 5000 copies, which is an impressive feat for any Holy Hip Hop artist. His sophomore project T.H.U.G. Missionary is due to drop in February 2006. Like his previous project Tha Gift is still bringing the heat and saving souls everywhere he performs. Tonex will grace this project along with legends like The Williams Brothers to name a few. Secular platinum producers such as the Saint Lunatics added their flavor as well. Currently he is the top requested gospel hip hop artist requested on KURS 1040 AM (The Soul of San Diego). KURS is the only full time gospel station in Southern California. Just by being where he is today, he is a Living Testimony of what God can do if you let him.