Konshens, born Tarik Davis a talented writer and musician, was born and raised in Northwest Washington, DC. At an early age, he exhibited his musical potential as a vocalist and musician. As a precocious toddler, he was a guest performer with his uncle's "Park Avenue" band and by 4, he was attending The Institute for the Gifted and Talented focusing on the piano and later clarinet.
As a young child, he began writing poetry and continued to play music wherever there was an audience, usually at church, school, or family gatherings. His creativity developed and his artistic abilities broadened over the years and by the age of 10, Konshens officially fell in love with hip hop. Crediting Big Daddy Kane, Kool G Rap, Guru, Big L, Nas, Tupac and Scarface as some of his early influences, he continued to write and perform. A mere five years later, he became the rapper and backup lead talker for local go-go band "High Image". His band opened for local legends like Rare Essence, Northeast Groovers, and the Junkyard Band and redefined the typical go-go band by creating its own music and original lyrics.
Konshens recorded his first hip-hop song in 2001 with his longtime friend Antonio Graham. One year later, he met his current producer Phillip Carroll of X Factory Studio/Records. Taking advice given from Rich Harrison (co-writer and producer of various songs including Amerie's "one thing", Beyonce's "Crazy In Love" & Destiny Child's "soldier"), along with the creative minds of Phillip "Doc" Carroll and Dwayne "Blue" Telesford, Konshens has developed his unique contribution to hip hop. His debut album will be released independently under X Factory Records in late summer/early fall 2006.