Producer-MC’s Skinz and Nikzman are KryptamistiK, one of the unsung heroes of the Australian hip hop underground. Spreading their positive messages of respect and intellect mixed with lyrical precision and banging beats, the group have been a mainstay of the Brisbane hip hop community since their conception in 1998.
With the duo taking on all aspects of the craft, from mic skills and live freestyling to beat production and recording, the pair have remained the core of the KryptamistiK movement since day one. Despite the circulating nature of the bands members, Skinz and Nikzman continue to push the envelope of hip hop culture in Queensland. Recently joined by Layla (Truth Serum), Billie Weston (Dubmarine) and Brahman on vocals, the band mixes hip hop with a soulful and funk styled backing. With DJ Yagi on the wheels of steel, the band has played shows and conducted hip hop workshops from The Cape to Coolangatta.
Spreading their messages of social equality, while getting the heads nodding, the crew have supported hip-hop legends from around the world such as: KRS-One (USA), Lyrics Born (US), and Z-Trip (US) as well as national icons like Bliss N Eso, Thundamentals, Drapht and many more. With their 2008 EP, The Peasant Uprising, receiving wide acclaim and street press coverage, the band is set to release their new full length album, Emerge N See through Beanstalk Records and Green Media Distribution on the 12th Oct 2012.