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Konshens The MC (pronounced “Conscience”)


Tarik ‘Konshens The MC' Davis is an International hip-hop artist, songwriter, Global Arts educator, Youth advocate & Inspirational Speaker from Washington D.C. He is Founder & CEO of Edutainment Unlimited LLC (Arts Education/Entertainment Co.) former Governor on the Grammy Chapter Board, current Voting Member of the Grammy Recording Academy, Grammy Museum Artist Educator, UNCCD Land Ambassador, U.S Cultural Ambassador (State Department) and 2022 Kennedy Center Next 50 Honoree. He is also the MC and founder of ‘Classically Dope', a classical, hip-hop group which merges hip-hop lyrics with original classical arrangements. Being featured at the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts and has been highlighted performer on FOX, ABC and CBS networks, the Washington Post, Washingtonian Magazine and more. As an artist and innovator, Konshens The MC stands at the forefront of the evolution of hip-hop.



   ·   2023 Guest Performer, Carnegie Hall – NYC Global Music Competition Winner


  • Former Governor, GRAMMY Recording Academy Board, Washington DC Chapter (2016-2020)


  • Voting member of the GRAMMY Recording Academy


  • Featured Artist on for Songwriters Week


  • Featured Guest Performer for (UNICEF India World Children's Day) 2021


  • Top 5-artist song downloads (over 28k downloads) for independent music campaign with



  • IMA Winner (Independent Music Award) - 2020


  • SAMA (South African Music Award) Nominee - 2020


  • Wammie Awards Nominee - 2018 - 2021


  • Hollywood Music & Media Awards Nominee - 2020


  • DC Mayors Arts Awards Nominee - 2014, 2019 - 2021


  • Nominee, 1st Annual Roundglass Music Awards - 2018


  • Featured in the Washington Post


  • Featured artist in Washingtonian Magazine


  • Collaborator with Ricky Kej, Grammy Winning Composer/ United Nations Land Ambassador


  • Guest Opening Performer with the National Symphony Orchestra


  • Guest Opening Performer with Yo-Yo Ma


  • Guest Opening Performer with Esperanza Spalding


  • Guest Opening Performer with Brandi


  • Guest Performer with legendary "Prince's Saxophonist Mike Phillips


  • Guest Opening performer with iconic Hip-Hop artists Snoop Dogg & Big Daddy Kane


  • First hip-hop artist to perform at Grand Canyon National Park


  • Featured artist/performer at the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts


  • Featured artist/performer at the Smithsonian Museum of American History





  • U.S Global Cultural Ambassador - Department of State (Morocco, South Africa)


  • UNCCD - Land Ambassador (United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification)


  • Artist Mentor, Next Level/State Department Global HipHop Residency Program


  • Artist Educator, GRAMMY Museum and Global Wildlife Conservation


  • Artist Educator, The John F. Kennedy Center VSA Skills Program


  ·    202 Creates DC, Artist Resident/Fellow


  • S&R Foundation/Halcyon Artist Fellow


  • Featured guest presenter/speaker at SAMRO (South African Music Rights Organization)


  • Featured guest speaker at the U.S. Department of Education on "Arts Education and Special-Needs Children"


  • Featured guest speaker at the U.S. Department of Energy on "Transforming Conflict through Hip-Hop"


  • Certified trainee with Theatre of the Oppressed, NYC




   ·   2023 Guest Performer for The San Antonio Dream Week Mayor’s Ball

   ·   2022 Kennedy Center Next 50 Honoree

   ·   2022 S&R Evermay Award Winner

   ·   Nominee, Wammie Awards (Do Good & Arts Advocacy Award)


  • Appreciation award recipient from the City Council of Baltimore for "Leadership in the Rock the Vote Campaign"


  •    GRAMMY Community Appreciation Award recipient


  • Nominee, 29th & 34th Annual Mayors Arts Award for Outstanding Emerging Artist


  • Nominee at the DMV Music Awards


  • Ranking as one of the top 3 artists in "Coors Light Search for the Coldest MC" Competition for the DC/Baltimore Region.


  • Named “Entertainer of the Year” by Velocity Magazine (for the DC, MD, VA region)


  • Featured artist/performer at DC Emancipation Day Concert






   ·   Featured Guest Performer for Texas Public Radio


  • Featured artist/performer on FOX, ABC, CBS networks


  • Featured independent artist in independent music campaign with GEICO


  • Voice-over actor with Blue Cross Blue Shield Health Insurance Co.


  • Song placement on Converse project "Get Out of The Garage" distributed at Journey's shoe/ clothing store across the U.S.


  • Song placements with motion pictures featured at the Sundance Film Festival, Motorola, ESPN network, Pizza Hut,, YouTube Promotions & more 

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Twitter: @1KonshensTheMC

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