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artist Kool Krys

Ottawa, ON, CANADA
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Rap, Hip Hop
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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 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 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.

While living in Toronto, Kool Krys headlined various local events in support of youth engaged in arts, theatre, and music-based activities. She continues to mentor youth through community organizations, including Girls Rock Camp Mississauga -- an international coalition providing a positive environment designed to nurture self-esteem and self-expression in girls.

In 2014, Kool Krys moved back to her hometown Ottawa and is working on her fourth album, to be released in 2015.

influences

Alpha Flight
Buck 65
Salt n Pepa
Eternia
Mystic
Bahamadia
People Under the Stairs
Ghettosocks
Bix
Jean Grae
Kool Keith
Blu and Exile
Kendrick Lamar
Kid Sister
Miss Gemini
Independent
March, 2015
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Listen to Your Art
Droppin Science
December, 2011
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Let Me Play It
Independent
March, 2011
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Perfume
Droppin Science
February, 2010
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The Return of Diana Prince
Droppin Science
May, 2007
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Video

Show Stopper 2:21

Show Stopper

director: marc andré debruyne record label: Droppin' Science Productions production company: the next element executive producers: john nadalin & rt! producers: john nadalin engineered by: fresh kils production manager: vimla mangru director of photography: samy inayeh first assistant camera: jurel osterfeld editor: agnes dec make up & hair: sheryln torres wardrobe: bossy girls

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