Zambian native and International Hip-Hop artist, currently residing in Los Angeles, California.
C.R.I.$.I.$ or Crisis Mr. Swagger is Zambia's premiere Hip-Hop artist with the fastest growing International presence.
The artist was blessed to have received his first ever invitation to attend the 54th Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California, USA on the 12th of February, 2012. He says "The experience was both, educational and informative about industry trends and strategies."
C.R.I.$.I.$ is working on a new album titled 'B.I.G (Business is Good).' It is part of a major plan as the artist moves to another level in his career. The album boasts high powered production from Canada's Bos Beats on the song MAKE THE CROWD GO. It also has production by fast rising US producer Youg Fyre. Fyre has also recently produced a song called HOW TO HATE for Lil Wayne and was in charge of production for T-Pain's PreVolver Mixtape. The album also includes production from C.R.I.$.I.$.
The album track listing has not been finalized but, Houstin rapper Lil Flip is confirmed to make an appearnce on a song called SINCE YOU HATE ME. The song has been officially released and is available on iTunes and other online stores.
C.R.I.$.I.$ is a Multi-Award Winner and Nominee.
2012 - Zambia's first solo artist nominated for a Channel-O Award for MOST GIFTED AFRICAN SOUTHERN VIDEO. His song 'The Fire Inside - Produced by Bos Beats and Young Fyre' competed against some of the best acts out of Southern Africa.
2011 - Winner BEFFTA Award for BEST INTERNATIONAL ACT: In February, 2011 he was nominated for the Black Entertainment Film Fashion Television Arts Award (BEFFTA). He faced stiff competition as he was competing against M.I (Nigeria), 2 Face (Nigeria), Ali Kiba (Tanzania) and Faly Ipupa (Congo DR). Based on a global vote, the BEFFTA Award for BEST INTERNATIONAL ACT was given to C.R.I.$.I.$.
2010 - Born N Bred Award for MOST CONSISTENT ZAMBIAN ARTIST:
This was an honorary award given to him by Zambian TV show called Born N Bred which showcases some of the best music video's in his home country, Zambia.
2010 - Shared the stage with Akon and Sean Paul in Harare Zimbabwe. It was a successful show with an attandance of 48, 000 people as the Harare National Sports Stadium was almost filled to capacity
2010 - Performed at an MTV Event during the FIFA 2011 World Cup in South Africa sharing the stage with Liquid Deep & Zulu Boy
2006- WINNER-Brath Award. Best Zambian Hip-Hop artist.
had a great time in LA- goign to NY City this weekend- working on a new sogn as well- almost out of school ! Let the games begin !
http://youtube.com/embed/wjY58TYaR1o my mother did this - some thigns are cut to be able to download like my original songs which are allkinds of other places- but fun - e will post more as soon as we can !
For your listening Pleasure and Audio Acceptance...http://bit.ly/yqeoDa Enjoy! Thanks for accepting my friendship. I appreciate it more than you know! Just give me 30 sec a track...I promise you won't be disappointed.
Yes, I do love what I am doing. I am so glad to have gotten Stand up and Stand out rally agaisnt bullying, abuse and for suicide prevention/awareness noticed by the televesion producers, hope to do some more when I can. Wrote a new song Smile needds to be produced but also played it at the UpRising ! Hope you go check it out on facebook. www.facebook.com/pages/Tivoli-Skye/123176887759539
Looking forward to getting another EP out with all new music:) I don't care single needs to be out, but haven't gotten it out to buy yet. How are you guys doing? It's all time consuming and hard to get all done, and websites etc... been very ill for the last 6 months but well now :) Just have to get my back homework done form when in the hospital again. Talk soon, Tivoli Skye !