Crisis Mr. Swagger has shared the stage with other acts such as Akon, Sean Paul, Oliver Mthukudzi, E-40 and, almost every top African musician thanks to networks such as MTVBase and Channel-O, the top television music stations in Africa.
Having lived in different parts of the world, the artist has picked up different vibes that give his music a global appeal. The African born, International Hip-Hop artist has gone from South Africa, UK, back to his home country, Zambia, Hollywood in The United States of America and now settled in Perth, Western Australia.
NOT TOO LONG AGO:
The artist is still excited to have received his first ever invitation to the 54th Grammy Awards, which he attended in Los Angeles, California, USA on the 12th of February, 2012. He believes the invitation was worth more than the paper that it was written on.
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. In 2011, he was Zambia's first and only 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
35,000+ CD's and Cassettes sold in Lusaka alone, C.R.I.$.I.$.’s album Officer in Charge (released January 2005). First hip-hop record, produced and released in Zambia by a Zambian artist. Second album, The Diamond Chain Mixtape reached another milestone by becoming the first Zambian Mixtape to be released commercially in Zambia. 2008-Released the album called, ‘Designer.’ C.R.I.$.I.$. isn’t showing signs of stopping as he continues to venture out of Zambia and into the international Hip-Hop market. The artist is currently working on the release of his highly anticipated album, “Mr. Swagger.”
C.R.I.$.I.$ grew up listening to Zambian Kalindula Music, Zamrock, Soul, Rock N' Roll and Reggae. At Age 10 began his hip-hop obsession. After hearing “The Message” by Grand Master Flash and The Furious Five, C.R.I.$.I.$. decided that Hip-Hop was going to be his Bread and Butter. it was this track that inspired him to begin rapping.
Big Daddy Kane, Bob Marley, Pink Floyd, Kool G. Rap, Boogie Down Productions, NWA, LL Cool J, Ice-T, Michael Jackson and Dr. Dre.
C.R.I.$.I.$. believes he can add and bring a different taste to the music industry as he is a product of all his influences.