Kristoff Krane

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Kristoff Krane
Birth name Christopher M. Keller
Born (1983-11-02) November 2, 1983 (age 33)
Origin Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States
Genres Hip hop
Occupation(s) Rapper, producer
Years active 2005-present
Labels Crushkill Recordings
Associated acts Eyedea, Ecid, Mixed Blood Majority, Face Candy, Abzorbr, Saturday Morning Soundtrack, Puppy Dogs and Ice Cream,

Christopher M. Keller (born November 2, 1983),[1] better known by his stage name Kristoff Krane, is an alternative hip hop artist from Minneapolis, Minnesota. In addition to releasing a number of his own works, he has served as an emcee/vocalist for Abzorbr,[2] Face Candy,[3] Saturday Morning Soundtrack,[4] Puppy Dogs and Ice Cream,[5] and F to I to X.[6] He has also authored a 200-page collection of poems/essays/thought exercises called "The Other," and has taught as a creative writing and musical instructor at numerous schools in the Twin Cities area.[7]

Career[edit]

Kristoff Krane's music is often experimental and highly introspective; his work frequently explores positivity and the common bonds human beings share with one another.[7] When he was nineteen, he spent four-and-a-half-months in jail; he emerged newly focused on pursuing his lifelong interest in music,[8] and began freestyling and collaborating with the notable hip hop artist Eyedea. In 2006, they formed the group Face Candy.[9]

In 2010, he released the solo album entitled Hunting for Father.[10] His fourth studio album, Fanfaronade, was released in 2012.[11]

He released the 44-track compilation album, I Freestyle Life (2005-2013) via his Bandcamp page in 2014.[12]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

  • This Will Work for Now (2008)
  • Hunting for Father (2010)
  • Picking Flowers Next to Roadkill (2010)
  • Fanfaronade (2012)
  • Fanfaronade Remixed (2013)
  • I Freestyle Life (2005-2013) (2014)
  • Moon Goddess (2015) (as Kadoka)
  • Poor Man's Ritual (2017)

EPs

  • Mixxy #1 (2007)
  • Mixxy #2 (2008)
  • Mixxy #3 (2010)
  • Mixxy #4 (2011)

Collaborative projects[edit]

Albums

  • Capable of Teetering (2006) (with Abzorbr)
  • Saturday Morning Soundtrack (2006) (with Saturday Morning Soundtrack)
  • Prey for Paralysis (2011) with (Sadistik and Graham O'Brien)

EPs

  • EP1 (2005)
  • See-Through Eyes (2006) split w/ Carbon Carousel
  • EP2 (2007)
  • EP3 (2009)

Singles

  • "Fix" (2014) with F to I to X

Guest appearances

  • Ecid - "Mud" from Biograffiti (2006)
  • Sinthesis - "Meeting of the Lost Souls" from Movement 4:6 (2007)
  • No Bird Sing - “Sparrows" from No Bird Sing (2009)
  • Ecid - "Crawl" from 100 Smiles and Runnin' (2010)
  • Graham O'Brien - "Recyclemaker" and "Query" from Live Drums (2010)
  • Selbstlaut - "Clutter" from Lilacs Out of the Dead Ground (2011)
  • Irenic - "A Savior's Shadow" from Wisdom Teeth: The Art of Pulling Roots (2012)
  • Guante & Big Cats! - "Underground Sex Party" and "Break" from You Better Weaponize (2012)
  • Jaq - "The Road" from Escape from Radio Prison (2012)
  • Ecid - "Rock Stars Don't Apologize" from Werewolf Hologram (2012)
  • Illogic & Blockhead - "Lighthouse" from Capture the Sun (2013)
  • Cas One - "Never Runner" from The Monster and the Wishing Well (2013)
  • Mixed Blood Majority - "Ritual" from Mixed Blood Majority (2013)
  • Pseudoubt - "Archangel" from Where Nothing Grows (2015)

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