Krazy (rapper)

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Krazy
Birth name Michael Wilson
Also known as Crazy, Krazy 504 Boy
Origin New Orleans, Louisiana
Genres Hip hop
Occupation(s) Rapper
Years active 1995—present
Labels Breather, No Limit Forever
Associated acts Murder Inc., 504 Boyz, Master P, C-Murder, Silkk the Shocker, Soulja Slim, Snoop Dogg, Mr. Marcelo, Ghetto Commission, Lil' Keke

Krazy, born Michael Wilson, is an American rapper from New Orleans, Louisiana. He started in the group called Murder Inc. Krazy later signed to No Limit Records and joined the 504 Boyz. Krazy is currently signed with No Limit Forever Records.

Career[edit]

1994–97: Music beginning[edit]

Crazy formerly started his music career in 1994 when he signed to independent New Orleans rap label Hard Head Records, as a member of the rap group Murder Inc. with artists, Legend Man, MC L and Alamo. Their debut album, entitled; "Playin' For Keeps" was released on September 25, 1995. Their second and last group project would be released in 1997, entitled; "Let's Die Together" named in tribute to their CEO/founder of Hard Head Records, Roderick Smith whom was killed in May 1996. He and group member Legend Man signed to Ruff Era Records in 1997, along with MC L signing to Bally Boy Records and Alamo deciding to end her rap career.

1998–99: Solo career[edit]

Crazy began his solo career when he signed to Ruff Era Records in 1997. His debut 'solo' album, entitled; "I Shed Tears For The World" was released on July 21, 1998 and was declared one of the "Best of the Best Top 204 Independent Rap Albums" by Murder Dog Magazine. On 10 August 1999 he followed up with his second album, entitled; "Please Don't Kill Me" titled in reference to the subject of abortion.

2000–04: No Limit, 504 Boyz, etc.[edit]

He joined Master P's newly formed rap group, the 504 Boyz in 2000 and changed his artist name to Krazy. His third 'solo' studio album, entitled; "Breather Life," was released by No Limit Records on August 7, 2001 under the subsidiary of Soulja Army Records. This album reached No. 91 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and No. 31 on the Top Independent Albums charts.[1] Crazy's fourth studio album was entitled; "Us Killing Us" and released on July 6, 2004 through his own record label, Breather Entertainment.

Artistry[edit]

Musical style[edit]

Crazy's musical style and similar deep toned enunciation have been compared to that of hip-hop icon Tupac Shakur, as a result bootleggers in the past have released copies of his solo albums and claimed they were unreleased 2Pac songs/material.

Discography[edit]

Main article: 504 Boyz discography

Studio albums[edit]

List of studio albums, with selected chart positions and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions
US US R&B
I Shed Tears For The World
(as Crazy)
  • Released: July 21, 1998 (US)
  • Label: Ruff Era Records
  • Format: CD, Cassette,
Please Don't Kill Me
(as Crazy)
  • Released: August 10, 1999 (US)
  • Label: Ruff Era Records
  • Format: CD, Cassette,
Breather Life
  • Released: August 7, 2001 (US)
  • Label: No Limit, Soulja Army Records, Southwest
  • Format: CD, Cassette,
91
Us Killin' Us
(as Crazy)
  • Released: July 6, 2004
  • Label: Breather Entertainment
  • Format: CD,
Black America
  • Released: TBA, 2016
  • Label: Breather Entertainment
TBR

Collaboration albums[edit]

List of collaboration albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions
US
US R&B
Playin' For Keeps
(by Murder Inc.)
  • Released: September 25, 1995
  • Label: Hard Head Records
  • Format: CD, Cassette, LP
Let's Die Together
(by Murder Inc.)
  • Released: 1997
  • Label: Hard Head Records
  • Format: CD, Cassette,

Singles[edit]

As featured artist[edit]

List of singles as featured artist, with selected chart positions, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
US US
R&B
US
Rap
"Get Cha Mind Right"
(Soulja Slim featuring Krazy & X-Conn)
2001 The Streets Made Me
"Rock It"
(Master P featuring Weebie & Krazy)
2002 72 Game Face

Filmography[edit]

Films
2004 Still Bout It Unknown Support role

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Krazy Album & Song Chart History". Billboard.com. Billboard. Retrieved January 26, 2010.