Krum (rapper)

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Krum
Birth nameDouglas William Krum, Jr.
Also known asHarry Krum, Playdough
Born (1977-04-27) April 27, 1977 (age 42)
Toledo, Ohio
OriginBorger, Texas
GenresChristian hip hop, urban gospel
Occupation(s)Singer, songwriter, producer
InstrumentsSinging
Years active2000–present
Labels7Spin, UpRok, Deepspace5, Man Bites Dog
Associated actsDeepspace5, Ill Harmonics, Phonetic Composition
Websiteiamkrum.com

Douglas William Krum, Jr. (born April 27, 1977), who goes by the stage name Krum (formerly Harry Krum or Playdough), is an American hip hop musician. He's released nine studio albums, one extended play, and three mixtapes in his career.

Early life[edit]

He was born Douglas William Krum, Jr., on April 27, 1977 in Toledo, Ohio, to father Douglas William Krum, Sr. and mother Lynn Marie Krum (née Edelstein).[1][2] He grew up in Borger, Texas, and as a teen he was discovered by Uprok Records while in the group Ill Harmonics, after that group appeared in a movie. This got his music recording career underway.[3][4]

Music career[edit]

He started his music recording career around 2000,[5] when his first studio album, Lonely Superstar, was released by UpRok Records on October 22, 2002.[6][7] His second studio album, Don't Drink the Water, was released on October 17, 2006, from 7Spin Music.[8] The subsequent release, Goodonya, an extended play, was released by Deepspace5 Recordings on December 18, 2008.[9] His next release, a mixtape entitled Bible Bus, was released independently on June 29, 2010.[10] His third studio album, Writer Dye, was released on November 2, 2010, also independently.[11][12] He released a fourth studio album, Hotdoggin', on April 26, 2011.[13][14][15] His fifth studio album, Writer Dye: Deux or Die, was released on October 22, 2012.[16] A second mixtape, Christopher Collabo with DJ Sean P, was released on January 29, 2013, independently.[17] He released Gold Tips with DJ Sean P, his sixth studio album, on April 8, 2014, through Man Bites Dog Records.[18][19] A seventh studio album, 1985 Party Time Excellent, was released independently on March 3, 2015.[20] His eighth studio album, We Buy Gold with DJ Sean P, was released on October 16, 2015.[21] His ninth studio album, Blue Eyed Devil was released on February 3, 2017.[22]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums

  • Lonely Superstar (October 22, 2002, UpRok)
  • Don't Drink the Water (October 17, 2006, 7Spin)
  • Writer Dye (November 2, 2010)
  • Hotdoggin' (April 26, 2011, Writer Dye)
  • Writer Dye: Deux or Dye (October 22, 2012)
  • Gold Tips (April 8, 2014, Man Bites Dog, with Sean Patrick)
  • 1985 Party Time Excellent (March 3, 2015, with DJ Sean P)
  • We Buy Gold (October 16, 2015, with DJ Sean P)
  • Blue Eyed Devil (February 3, 2017)

EPs

Mixtapes

  • Who's Harry Krum (July 7, 2009)
  • Bible Bus (June 29, 2010)
  • Christopher Collabo (January 29, 2013, with DJ Sean P)

Beat Tapes

  • Dirty Harry (September 12, 2014)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ohio Department of Health (2011). "Ohio Birth Index". Ohio Department of Health. Retrieved July 30, 2015.
  2. ^ Family Search (2009). "U.S. Public Records Index". Family Search. 654297615. Missing or empty |url= (help); |access-date= requires |url= (help)
  3. ^ Torreano, Bradley. "Playdough : Biography". AllMusic. Retrieved July 30, 2015.
  4. ^ Danton, Eric R. (February 11, 2014). "Texas MC Playdough Captures East Coast Vibe In 'You Ain't Fresh' (Video Premiere)". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved July 30, 2015.
  5. ^ Jesus Freak Hideout. "Playdough". Jesus Freak Hideout. Retrieved July 30, 2015.
  6. ^ Ake, Colin (February 9, 2003). "Playdough, "Lonely Superstar" Review". Jesus Freak Hideout. Retrieved July 30, 2015.
  7. ^ Sutherland, T.A. (May 1, 2003). "Review: Lonely Superstar – Playdough". Cross Rhythms. Retrieved July 30, 2015.
  8. ^ Fryberger, Scott (October 4, 2007). "Playdough, "Don't Drink The Water" Review". Jesus Freak Hideout. Retrieved July 30, 2015.
  9. ^ Fryberger, Scott (January 13, 2009). "Playdough, "Goodonya EP" Review". Jesus Freak Hideout. Retrieved July 30, 2015.
  10. ^ Hoskins, Kevin (November 17, 2010). "Playdough, "Bible Bus Mixtape" Review". Jesus Freak Hideout. Retrieved July 30, 2015.
  11. ^ Fryberger, Scott; Hoskins, Kevin (November 28, 2010). "Playdough, "Writer Dye" Review". Jesus Freak Hideout. Retrieved July 30, 2015.
  12. ^ BMer (February 9, 2011). "Review : Playdough – Writer's Dye". Indie Vision Music. Retrieved July 30, 2015.
  13. ^ Hauck, Kiel (September 6, 2011). "Playdough: Hotdoggin'". PopMatters. Retrieved July 30, 2015.
  14. ^ Fryberger, Scott; Hoskins, Kevin (April 24, 2011). "Playdough, "Hotdoggin'" Review". Jesus Freak Hideout. Retrieved July 30, 2015.
  15. ^ BMer (May 4, 2011). "Review : Playdough – Hotdoggin". Indie Vision Music. Retrieved July 30, 2015.
  16. ^ Fryberger, Scott (October 31, 2012). "Playdough, "Writer Dye: Deux or Die'" Review". Jesus Freak Hideout. Retrieved July 30, 2015.
  17. ^ Fryberger, Scott (January 29, 2013). "Playdough & DJ Sean P, "Christopher Collabo" Review". Jesus Freak Hideout. Retrieved July 30, 2015.
  18. ^ Fryberger, Scott (May 8, 2014). "Playdough & Sean Patrick, "Gold Tips" Review". Jesus Freak Hideout. Retrieved July 30, 2015.
  19. ^ Azzarello, Vince (April 30, 2014). "Interview : Playdough & DJ Sean Patrick". Indie Vision Music. Retrieved July 30, 2015.
  20. ^ Fryberger, Scott (February 25, 2015). "Playdough & DJ Sean P, "1985 Party Time Excellent" Review". Jesus Freak Hideout. Retrieved July 30, 2015.
  21. ^ Fryberger, Scott (September 15, 2015). "Playdough & DJ Sean P, "We Buy Gold" Review". Jesus Freak Hideout. Retrieved November 18, 2015.
  22. ^ William, Douglas (February 3, 2017). "Blue Eyed Devil". Krum. Retrieved March 22, 2017.

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