Khrysis

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Khrysis
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Background information
Birth name Christopher Frederick Tyson
Genres Hip hop, rap, soul, R&B
Occupations Musician, record producer
Years active 2003–present
Labels It's A Wonderful World Music Group
Associated acts The Justus League, The Away Team, Little Brother, Hall of Justus, Rapsody

Khrysis (born Christopher Frederick Tyson) is a hip hop producer and half of the duo The Away Team.

Khrysis is one of the main in-house producers for North Carolina rap collective The Justus League, alongside 9th Wonder.[1] In addition to producing Justus League artists he has also produced for artists such as Sean Price, Masta Ace, and Jean Grae.[1] His productions utilize samples of records with intricate melodies and diverse drum beats. He began in his teens, recording tracks from his father's massive jazz and R&B record collection onto tape, and then extracting drum samples to make loops using a dual cassette player.[1] He met rapper Chaundon at NC Central University, who introduced him to 9th Wonder. Later, he began an association with The Justus League.[1][2] With fellow League member Sean Boog, he formed The Away Team, releasing debut album National Anthem, in May 2005, and the follow-up, Training Day, in 2007.[1] In 2007, Khrysis was chosen by Nike to create the soundtrack to the documentary LACED, celebrating 30 years of Nike's association with Basketball.[3]

Khrysis has most recently worked as producer on projects such as Heltah Skeltah's album D.I.R.T., Rapper Big Pooh's solo album Dirty Pretty Things, and L.E.G.A.C.Y.'s Suicide Music, as well his own solo project Khrysis On The Boards With The Heat vol 2 (with DJ Rhettmatic) and The Away Team's latest album The Warm Up.[2]

Discography[edit]

  • 2007: Khrysis on the Boards with the Heat Vol. 1
  • 2008: Khrysis on the Boards with the Heat Vol. 2
  • 2012: fuNkwhatchuheard
  • 2013: Merry Khrysmas EP

Production[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Cordor, Cyril "Khrysis Biography", Allmusic, Macrovision Corporation
  2. ^ a b Ewing, Aliya (2008) "Khrysis Explains Dodging Duty In Iraq", HipHopDX
  3. ^ "Hall of Justus Super Producer Khrysis Teams up with NIKE for Documentary", djbooth.net, 18 December 2007

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