Krizz Kaliko to Release Sixth Album, ‘Go’ on April 8th

Tech N9ne Affiliate Krizz Kaliko to Release Sixth Album Go on April 8th

 

 

Debuted by Billboard, Single “Stop The World” Touches on Suicide and Depression

Krizz Kaliko to Release Sixth Album, 'Go' on April 8th

The Album:

 

After releasing five studio albums, veteran rapper Krizz Kaliko is making a huge transition; he will release a Pop/RnB album entitled, Go, on April 8th via Strange Music. Although it’s an ambitious creative leap for Krizz, especially since he’s earned so much success as a rapper, it’s a gamble worth taking; the 16-song album is an incredibly solid body of work highlighted by strong musicianship and brutally honest story-telling. Created during a time when Krizz suffered bouts of manic depression including suicidal thoughts, the album is both powerful and relatable. Enlisting professional string players, horn players, and choir singers, Krizz describes Go as his most musically ambitious album to date.

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Describing himself as an “overweight dude with mental health issues” who is a visible carrier of the skin-lightening auto-immune disorder vitiligo, Krizz admits, “I’m an unlikely pop star – that’s reserved for conventionally beautiful people but there’s something about me that people gravitate towards. My music overshadows my appearance and my fans love me for the battles I’ve been through and many have told me my music has prevented them from committing suicide. I named my first RnB album Go to propel me out of the funk I’ve been in for the past year. I’ve had to press on through so much crap in my life that the concept of moving forward – to go – has been a mantra that has saved me from killing myself. I also named it Go because we took it there, musically; we went the distance.”

Krizz has made a point to do things a little bit different with each album release, to push himself a little bit harder. Although he’s incorporated elements of rock, country, EDM, reggae, and soul into previous projects, this pop RnB album feels closer to home for Krizz. Says Krizz, “I grew up singing in the church here in Kansas City and singing has always been a strong part of who I am – I’ve just never been able to put it on full display until now.” With influences ranging from old soul, rock n’ roll, funk vocals, and drum patterns derived from Michael Jackson songs, and vocal stylings that mirror the energy level of Prince, Bruno Mars, and Maroon 5, Go reflects Krizz’ eclectic love affair with music.

Today, he is releasing “Stop the World,” premiered by Billboard, a somber record that chronicles his battles with suicidal thoughts. The song is available as an instant gratis track with pre-purchase the entire album. Krizz Kaliko will announce the tracklist for Go during a Facebook livestream at 3:45pm EST.

Stream “Stop The World” on Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/strangemusicinc-official/krizz-kaliko-stop-the-world

Check out the Billboard premiere: http://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/hip-hop/6898107/krizz-kaliko-stop-the-world-premiere

Pre-purchase the album here: https://www.strangemusicinc.net/p12980/Krizz-Kaliko-Go-CD-Pre-Sale-Ship-Date-04/08/2016/product_info.html?osCsid=d618826d359d5468fc541b91acec2c0d

 

 

 

The Background:

 

For Krizz Kaliko, a Rapper and R&B Singer born and raised in Kansas City, music is more than his life’s work: it’s his lifeline. A long time collaborator of Tech N9ne and a signee to the rapper’s Strange Music label, Kaliko’s music always reflects his mood. From his playful 2008 debut Vitlligo, to his dark epic Genius (2009), Kaliko’s body of work runs the gamut of the human psyche.  Kaliko’s expressive lyrics and emotional honesty have won the rapper a devoted legion of fans who eagerly anticipate his every move. After releasing five studio rap albums, Krizz Kaliko forsakes his rapidfire bars for smooth, soulful singing on Goan uplifting, ambitious Pop/R&B effort releasing April 8th.

 

 

Links:

 

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“Stop The World”: https://soundcloud.com/strangemusicinc-official/krizz-kaliko-stop-the-world

Pre-order Gohttps://www.strangemusicinc.net/p12980/Krizz-Kaliko-Go-CD-Pre-Sale-Ship-Date-04/08/2016/product_info.html?osCsid=d618826d359d5468fc541b91acec2c0d

“You See It (Buss It)”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8yjICng-zPk

“Damage”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-wfYPlTPaTU

“Schizophrenia”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gjE_u84nmho

Tech N9ne ft. Krizz Kaliko – “Cypher IV”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MaQB7x4Vt9k

“Girls Like That” ft. Bizzy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nvX9cA0PmL4

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