“The One” is a motivational hip hop song from Ohio rapper D. Knight’s newest project, “Hidden Gem”. Throughout this song, Knight discusses his aspirations to become greater while dealing with the hardships that come along.
Springfield, OH hip hop artist D. Knight was born on August 2nd, 1997. Knight first showed interest in writing raps at the age of 6 years old. However, he didn’t start recording songs until his freshman year while attending Springfield High School. In 2013, he released his first solo project on datpiff titled “For the City: The Mixtape”.
The following year, he released his sophomore mixtape “Until My Eyes Close Forever”. He went on to release two EPs in 2016 named “Product of Determination” and “Walk With Me”. Knight has been heavily active throughout the music scene in the Ohio by participating in numerous open mics and local concerts, including winning the Hot 102.9 Talent Showcase in 2016 and also performing at the Ohio Hip Hop Awards. In 2018, Knight got his first taste of radio airplay when his single “Routine” got played in Columbus on 106.7 The Beat.
Later on that year, he gained more radio exposure by performing “Without Fear” on Hot 102.9’s web-series titled “Live In The Booth”. He cites artists such as Jay Z, Big Sean, Lil Wayne, J. Cole, Kendrick Lamar & Drake to be his biggest musical influences. Knight’s music can be best described as introspective and inspirational.