Born and raised in Ottawa, Kool Krys moved to Halifax in 2003 to pursue her undergrad studies. There she established herself as a prominent member of the east coast hip hop scene immersed in Dalhousie University’s CKDU 88.1 FM Radio, teaching hip hop dance in the community, and emceeing at local venues and events.
In 2007, Kool Krys released her debut album, “The Return of Diana Prince,” with Juno-nominated producer Bix featuring Halifax talent. Kool Krys’ second album “Perfume”, also produced by Bix, was released in 2010. The single “Never Give You Up” ft. Eternia was featured on MC Lyte’s Hip Hop Sisters May Playlist. This album gained popularity through international radio plays in Brazil, Poland, London, Portugal, Greece, and Finland. The single “Feel The Culture” ft. Ghettosocks was featured on UGWHH: The Illest Female Rappers Volume 1.
Kool Krys has since been featured on national Canadian radio and TV programs, including CBC Radio’s Bandwidth, Ottawa Morning, All in a Day and The Polish Review on Rogers Television.
In 2011, Kool Krys released her music video funded by MuchFACT for the single "Show Stopper" on her third album "Listen to Your Art" (prod. by Bix and released in 2012).
In 2012, Kool Krys and Bix toured with Canadian Legendary artist Buck 65 on his 20 Odd Years Tour across Canadian cities, performing at sold-out concerts. Kool Krys & Bix also performed in the 2012 JUNOFest rap showcase with Juno nominees D-Sisive and Swollen Members.
An active performer in the Toronto hip hop community, Kool Krys dedicates herself to various youth initiatives, contributing her artistry to fundraisers and events. She performed on CBC Radio One’s All In a Day with Alan Neal during CBC Ottawa’s Share Central 2011 Holiday Fundraiser, which raised over $25K in support of Operation Come Home – a local charity supporting homeless youth.
In 2012, Kool Krys also headlined the BraveArt fundraiser in support of Art Starts, a Toronto-based charity engaging youth in arts, theater, and music-based activities.
In 2012 and 2013 she mentored youth by teaching songwriting via Girls Rock Camp Mississauga, an international coalition providing a positive environment designed to nurture self-esteem and self-expression in girls.