Krizz Kaliko Electrifies with Shock Treatment on Sept. 14 The Genius’ Third CD Features Tech N9ne, Kutt Calhoun, Big Scoob, Brotha Lynch Hung, Big Ben, Stevie Stone
As Tech N9ne’s right-hand man and the mastermind behind many of Strange Music’s biggest hits, KRIZZ KALIKO has proven he strikes a nerve with fans worldwide. And on Sept. 14, 2010, one of the most talented, under the radar rap artists in the game follows up his sophomore CD Genius, with Shock Treatment, featuring Strange CEO/founder Tech N9ne, label mates Kutt Calhoun, Big Scoob and Brotha Lynch Hung, plus Big Ben, Stevie Stone and more Hip Hop hot shots.
KRIZZ KALIKO steps it up a notch with his first single, “Elevator,” a club ditty that inspires both naughty and nice moves on the dance floor. The always-amped emcee accelerates the lady love with a string of female-fueled tracks, including the humorous “Skally Wag,” slow-moving, seductive “Stripper Dance” and upbeat R&B-blessed “Get It Girl” with Irv Da Phenom.
Where KRIZZ KALIKO really distinguishes himself from the rap pack is with his buzzing blends of rock and hip-hop. Crashing cymbals and raging guitars power “Hard Core,” while the frenetic pace of “Get Active” is right in line with the exciting energy that pulsates through the crowd at Strange Music concerts. “Simon Says,” featuring Tech N9ne, is a Strange Music call-and-response classic ready-made to stir followers into a frenzy. “All Gas No Brakes” is a stuttering, haunting head nodder featuring 816 Boyz, and “In My Dreams” pairs KRIZZ KALIKO with Brotha Lynch Hung for a symphonic, cinematic adventure that boasts the lyrical prowess of both eccentric mic masters.
After working with Tech N9ne and Strange Music for 10 years, performing over 200 shows a year, KRIZZ KALIKO has earned a spot among Hip Hop’s hardest-working entertainers. His solo debut, 2008’s Vitiligo, landed at No. 19 on the Billboard charts and he has been instrumental in Tech N9ne’s incredible success: In 2008, Tech N9ne SoundScanned over one million units, making him the most successful independent Hip Hop artist in history. KRIZZ KALIKO’s sophomore CD, Genius, ranked No. 3 on Billboard’s Top Rap Albums chart.
It’s Kali baby, and he’s coming to a city near you with “TECH N9NE’S INDEPENDENT GRIND TOUR 2010” along with Hip Hop heavyweights E-40, Jay Rock and Glasses Malone and Strange Music cohorts Kutt Calhoun and Big Scoob.