New York, NY
Crim Cloud Kicker makes it hard to tell the difference between your TV and your stereo: his rhymes are stuffed with images, from his life growing up in Harlem, to his college experience; and even from his muscled imagination as a Comic Book writer: pictures. Call him Crimson; with no gang affiliations, he's come to heat the blood of Hip-Hop, warm the veins of Rap. Writing almost all of his life, Crimson is instant poetry. He takes the raw language from the street and translates it over a beat. No more soggy raps about the Hip-Hop trinity: guns, money and ho's; Crim has come to take it back to the lyricism of yesterday with the fresh light of today. Crimson is the son of a black activist and community organizer, and a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Incorporated. He knows what it means to be a black man in America and his songs are documentaries as much as they are art. If you're ready for a pioneer of the new school, and one of the original leaders of the Back to the Future Movement, listen to Crim Cloudkicker. You'll see his meaning clearly.