Update: To listen to full length versions of songs on the album go to www.crtheartist.com
and for all you myspacers go to http://www.myspace.com/crdashow
for the insider extras and mixtape selections
His sultry vocals, captivating lyrics and hypnotic beats all work to create one of the hottest local R&B crooners from Baltimore to hit the airways in years. Singer, songwriter, producer and engineer, CR is like a breath of fresh air to Hip Hop/R&B, illustrating raw talent that is just too extraordinary to go unnoticed. With the emerging of his first hit single in 2006, “Know You Better” broke ground for the sensational artist at 92.3 WERQ (a Radio One station) and ranked as the No. 5 played song amongst any genre in the City of Baltimore. In 2006, CR anchored his emergence as an up and coming artist, touring with 92Q’s “Big Phat Believe Tour” alongside Def Jam’s, Young Leek and Russell Simmons Music Group’s, D.O.G., in addition to shooting the music video that would accompany his first single. In 2007, CR continued to demand attention from his native city, headlining various shows and opening a performance for recording artists, Tank and Raheem Davaughn. Later that year he would further secure a reoccurring spot on 92.3’s “Five O’clock Ride” hosted by radio personalities Konan, Cinnamixx and DJ Jay Claxton, topping the hour with a mixed track that was independently written, performed and produced by the mastermind himself.
Born in Washington, DC and raised in Baltimore, CR’s musical genius was crafted by the influences of two musical parents – his mother, a songstress and his father, a percussionist and vocalist – which continue to influence his aspirations today. With an inevitable place in the music industry, CR begin expressing his passion at the early age of 11, serving as a DJ for local dance crews, house parties and notable Baltimore staples, such as Volcanoes. As time would have it, the love for his craft would evolve and what once begin as a rap career became the inspiration behind CR exploring his abilities as a true vocalist and artist. With a vested interest in all aspects of the industry, he has used his musical roots, Hip Hop background and his technical expertise to create a style of music that reinvents what Hip Hop/R&B has been missing for a long time.
With 2008 comes an unparalleled year for the soulful artist, as his highly anticipated album, “Show & Tell”, is expected to be released early this year. Fans and supporters alike have high expectations from the forthcoming project, and rightfully so, as CR has branded himself a true artist capable of delivering pure perfection. Perseverance is what made CR what he is today. Patience is what will make an artist we’ve come to admire. His first album is presumed to preserve the sexy, while remaining true to Hip Hop/R&B and some of his best work will have listeners begging for more. Adding new ingredients to a timeless recipe – CR is guaranteed to leave a path for other artists to emulate.