2010 was a big year for Wollongong based hip-hop artist, Crymziko. Starting off the year by releasing his heavily anticipated mixtape/promotional street release Corrosive Oversound, Crymziko went on to perform several shows around the country, both as a headline act and support act, playing alongside names such as Drapht, Downsyde, Illy, Pez, Spit Syndicate, Thundamentals, 360, Mind Over Matter, Skryptcha, Phatchance and more.
The MC from the ‘Gong also supported international hip-hop acts Bone Thugs N Harmony (USA) and Scorcher (UK) on their respective tours of Australia. One of the tracks from Crymziko’s debut mixtape, “Badder Than Me”, reached success by climbing to #1 in the Triple J Unearthed Hip-Hop charts where it remained for three consecutive weeks. To cap off an awesome year, Crymziko managed to land a clothing sponsorship with streetwear company, Famous Stars & Straps, notably owned by Travis Barker of Blink 182.
In 2011, Crymziko is set to release his sophomore project. An 8 track EP entitled Something In The Middle. The debut single, ”Rewrite The Page” (produced by ShoDown and featuring Paul Kozman of Wollongong based metalcore band Never See Tomorrow) is a gritty, emotive piece detailing the ups and downs in the attempt to make it in the dog-eat-dog world of the music industry. Over a melancholy piano melody, haunting strings and a clean drum line, Crymziko touches on the subjects of self-doubt and perseverence; creating an introspective track which gives the listener a taste from what is bound to be a captivating release from one of Australia’s brightest up-and-comers.