F to I to X presents
KILL THE VULTURES
NO BIRD SING, Kristoff Krane
629 Cedar Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN, 55454
This event is 18 and over
When I was little I liked making noises with my mouth and hitting tables like drums. I liked hunting, fishing, playing basketball with my friends and had an unhealthy obsession with snakes and other slimy critters. I explored a chunk of woods north of the cities every weekend from the ages of 4-14. My parents were awesome and were together. My brother and I were close, but distant in our adolescent years. I met a pretty little girl when I was 14, puppy love followed.
When I was a young teenager I stole shoes from department stores, experimented with drugs, went to church, freestyled about how tough I was, mowed lawns for money, visited old people in nursing homes, wrote poems, and pretended like I wasn’t confused with who I was and who I wanted to become. I learned some lessons after being caught enough, dealing with legal fines and facing disappointed parents.
During my first year of college I made a dooby-dumb-decision and went to jail for 5 months because of it. I had some time to think about what was important to me. I wrote a lot when I was there. Just a couple weeks prior to the big trouble I got in, I recorded my first rap song; I was 20 years old. I played it over and over till I was stomach-sick of it.
After I got out of jail I met a fine fellow named Micheal; some people called him Eyedea. I shared my writings with him and he listened. He gave advice when I asked and he pushed me in the direction that I was wanting to go. He was a good guide. We weren’t friends yet…not until I finally convinced him to invite me and my friend Pat Adams (the one responsible for showing me underground music) over to cypher it up. Once we freestyled Micheal asked me to join him in his all freestyle group (which now a days we call Face Candy)…I love playing with Face Candy, it’s one of my favorite activities.
Micheal challenged the way I thought about religion, eating habits, addiction and the collective consciousness; are friendship thickened and I grew a lot in my head. I asked him how I could get beats to rap on. He said his friend Casey O’Brien and Casey’s brother Graham O’Brien had an all-instrumental group called Dialsystem and that they may be up my alley. They were. So me Casey and Graham made Abzorbr. We released Ep 1 and sold about 300 copies in the first month of our release. It felt good.
I graduated from college with a BA in psychology. Because of my run in with the legal system there was no way for me to do what I wanted to do, which was counsel with at-risk, underprivileged and homeless youth. I proceeded to mow lawns and make music. I got sick of breathing in fumes and wearing out my body, so I quit. I started an after school program called “Wanna be a Rapper.” It was one way that I could fulfill my desire of wanting to work with kids. I implemented the programs in schools and still do. I was playing a lot with Abzorbr and Face Candy (at least once a week) and also getting together with my friends to freestyle on the weekends.
I met a lot of really nice people in the hip-hop scene of the Twin Cities. Three of these people were Ecid, Impulse and Capaciti. We started a group called Saturday Morning Soundtrack and made an album called Saturday Morning Soundtrack…it was fun and worth it for sure. Abzorbr made more albums (Capable of Teetering and Ep 2, Ep 3). Face Candy made an album (This Is Where We Were).
Abzorbr was asked by Eyedea, and his friend Abilities to go on a tour. Not all of the members could make it. So E&A asked me if I wanted to play a solo set (something I had never done). I did it. I called myself Kristoff Krane (that was Jan 2008). After I got back from the tour I figured out that I needed to make something by myself, which I was fully responsible for. I quit all my jobs and decided to make an album called, “This Will Work For Now.” I wrote a book too called, “The Other.” They were released September of 2008.
I got married July of 2009 to the girl I met when I was young and I live with her now in her dad’s basement. My parents are still together and are still really awesome and my brother is my best friend. I will be releasing 2 more solo albums under the name Kristoff Krane in the spring of 2010. I look forward to sharing them with you.
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