Also known as 'AmKnown', rapper Zawles officially debuted on the New York City music scene with his first mixtape entitled, Hustler’s Redemption in 2003. Music has always been a number one priority in his heart and Hustler’s Redemption was an instant success, greatly expanding his fan base.
Things were moving along well for Zawles and his two brothers who worked together on the Hustler’s Redemption, mixtape, that featured his brother, Dj Gunzales on the Heard track. Heard was a popular Duplate for Dj Gunzales in Jamaica.
Despite the tragic loss of his two brothers in 2005, Zawles kept his momentum going, releasing his first commercial CD, Back Alive-The I’m holding EP in 2008. He dedicated the song Sinful LIFE, from the EP to his brothers memories.
The song Sinful LIFE was picked up by Peach Arch Entertainment, and was used as the theme song for the movie Animal 2, starring Ving Rhames.
2008 also saw the release of Zawles’s first Music Video, I’m Holding, featuring a cameo appearance by the Drama King himself, Dj Kay Slay from New York City.
Always working and striving to bring more than what his fans might expect to the music industry he has released a number of singles on iTunes, and worked with several fan favorites, like, Royce Da 59, and Crooked I, after they joined Eminem's, Shady Records label. Current projects include the debut of an independent album and other collaborations.