In the vibrant, ever-evolving landscape of music, one artist is gaining traction with a sonic symphony quite unlike any other. Born and raised in the pulsating heart of New York City, Omarion Perry, better known by his stage name – KRXXSHED, has etched his mark in the music industry, subtly blurring boundaries between genres and pushing creative envelopes with his dark allure.
Formidably versatile, KRXXSHED merges the intensity of Hyper Pop, the depth of Dark Trap, and the authenticity of Gangsta Rap, creating an audacious blend of music that’s truly one of its kind. His art moves beyond the uncharted territories of sonic exploration. He infuses intricate vocal plays and seamless flows into Dark Trap, juxtaposing contemporary sounds with nostalgia-evoking melodies. Drawing inspiration from the likes of Old School Hip Hop, nineties Memphis Rap, Three 6 Mafia, and Trippjones, his music is reminiscent of the haunting ambience of crisp bars and experimental sound-play.
Debuting in 2020, KRXXSHED has wasted no time in carving out a place for himself on the hyper-saturated digital stages of today. Tracks like the dark trap anthem ‘BB Belt’ have attracted tens of thousands of fans, helping KRXXSHED amass a strong listener base across popular platforms like Spotify, Instagram, Soundcloud, Youtube, and LastFM. His unconventional versatility resonates with his audience, his music offering solace and companionship for those navigating their unique life situations. Listeners retreat into his musical universe, wherein darkness carves out a safe space, bestowing upon them an experience that is as ‘weird, dark, and out of this world’.
Previous affiliation with reputed artists, SpaceGhostPurrp and CHXPO, founders of the outfit -BMB Black Money Boys, also known as Boss Mobb Boyz, has only strengthened his foothold in the industry and bolstered his reputation.
For those unfamiliar with his work, KRXXSHED extends an open invitation into his world of ‘evil dark menacing trap music’ with a sprinkle of Memphis style, with the intriguing promise of a psychedelic experience. He defies expectations by exploring elements of video game music and Hyperpop/ Night core music occasionally while primarily sticking to his dark trap roots.
However, on the back of his fiercely moody music, KRXXSHED is a paradox. With a sense of humor as addictive as the tracks he releases, his grounded personality is refreshing – a testimony to creating art that is genuinely representative of selfhood. His upcoming album, set to release in December, is expected to be another fascinating showcase of his artistic versatility.
KRXXSHED’s message for his fans is as resonant and raw as his music. The unconventional rapper encourages them to ‘stay true to themselves’, navigating life’s toughest trials and tribulations with unflinching resilience. He reassures them of the eventual worth of their perseverance, underscoring the essence of his own journey in music.
His current work revolves around entirely new compositions, as he collaborates with other producers in preparation for the release of his upcoming album.
KRXXSHED’s oeuvre fascinates, beguiles and reverberates long after the last note rings out. His music is a brave, dynamic, and dark realm, a space where concert-goers enter with a sense of trepidation and leave with a rush of adrenaline that only the force of rippling beats and impeccable harmonies can deliver. His distinct artistry and unyielding authenticity are testament to an artist fearlessly treading his own path, a journey we are all invited to join.