"Knife" Sotelo is a rapper and Nu-Metal band often stating "it's like Scum Of The Earth, you say the whole damn thing." Straight from the streets of East Los Angeles, advocates of nihilism and free will, often utilizing Satanic imagery and lyrical content in their music. Knifer is most noted as a Gangsta rapper, producer, occultist, author, and record executive. He is also the only rapper of Filipino and Spaniard descent to be labeled under Chicano rap since the genre mainly consists rappers of Mexican descent. Although his style is generally considered Chicano rap, his ambiguous ethnicity may have caused him to declaim the genre, preferring to style himself as a "Maravilla rapper" or "New South rapper", in the Philippines he coined his music Chavacano rap since Filipino rap is heterogeneous, encompassing rap in languages such as Tagalog, Chavacano, Spanish and Ilocano, as well as English. Knife is considered by many to be a driving force in bringing back the Gangsta rap scene and is often cited as the first (LaVeyan) Satanic rapper. He was a pioneer of the New South rap genre and a crusader of the DIY aesthetic, being one of the first rappers to embrace an antisocial persona without the explicit irony.