“I don’t even kill flies”

Just because my eyes are slanted and skin is a little darker doesn’t give you a reason to label me a disease

She grabbed her daughter, talking about “Get away from her she looks like she has Covid-19”

I wasn’t about to let that lady slide so I put down my phone and opened my big mouth

Told myself over and over, “Crystal breathe, please don’t shout”

And as soon as she noticed my phone out

Ol’ lady wanted to play the victim role as I predicted

Here we go with the “I didn’t say that” card, it was all too scripted

When I was just minding my business

Blind sided by another Karen infected by the illness

An illness more infectious than the Rona, SARS, Ebola two point O

A virus that destroys it’s target individuals including its host

A disease manifested in families, colleagues, and communities

So we protest in big groups to be heard – herd immunity

Got Elijah McClain in his last breathes apologizing for being different

George Stinney Jr. executed at 14 years old then later proven innocent

George Floyd screaming for his mother, while he was held down by a knee

Can somebody tell me WHY Breonna Taylor’s murderers are still out there living free?

And where is Vanessa Guillen, whatever happened to “No soldier left behind”

Would it have taken 2 days instead of 2 months if the color of her skin was white?

This isn’t a wake up call, they were just pressing the snooze button a million times

Would the outcome be different if I wasn’t standing in that aisle?

Cause in the end, the only person infected was the racism which had manifested

in that hate filled mother who just taught her child that it was okay to spread it

And what’s sad about it, is that she meant it when she said it

Racists thinking it’s a joke placing nooses in Oakland, Cali’s Lake Merritt

Racism and oppression has always been a pandemic, ain’t no curves getting flatter

But at the end of the day, all lives don’t matter, until Black Lives Matter.

#BLM

Oscar Grant
Emmitt Til
George Floyd
Philando Castle
Trayvon Martin
Eric Garner

Bigger than Radio: CrysSOfficial’s Top 10 Tracks for June 2020

I spent my Friday night reviewing music from all digital platforms by some of the dopest upcoming artists from all around the US. To be honest, I love listening to the radio, but I always felt that we were exposed to a small dose of what’s really out there – it’s bigger than radio. And to be real REAL honest, I always felt that some of the best music created out there sounds just as good when everyone shows each other love, connects, and collaborates. “We Are The World” (released in 1985) written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie, produced by Quincy Jones and Michael Omartian is a prime example.

Starting this month and going forward, I will be posting my Top 10 tracks to acknowledge some of the undiscovered talent out there. Whether they’ve been in the game for years or just started going to the studio last week. Whether if the track was released yesterday or 5 years ago. And if you find an artist on my list that you want to work with, try to make it happen! It’s all love at the end of the day. All artists/musicians should be recognized and I’m about to start the movement right now.

CRYSSOFFICIAL’S TOP 10 – June 2020

1. BACKSEAT – Primo Stacks, produced by Mike Rob Sears.

2. MY WORLD – Doomz Day

3. MORE THAN ENOUGH – Pompey

4. MY WAY – Stupid Bars

5. MORTICIAN FLOW – Fonz Figgaz

6. GLIMPSE – Lumikools

7. MY CIRCLE – Rod Roc, Joe Dukes, Johnny 5

8. SKYZONE – Kae-z

9. ALRIGHT – Miss Vicky

10. LIKE ME – RDG, Vedo, Zach Scotton

Q&A with SF Bay Area Hyphy Pop Artist @MissVickyMusic

Even in the most difficult times, along with many others that feel the same way, the music should never stop. During quarantine, many artists and DJs have shared their music through Instagram Live Feeds, posting footage from past shows/concerts, and Live Battles. My favorite battles on Instagram thus far was a tie between DJ Premier versus RZA and the Diaz Bros. Doo-Wop versus Tony Touch. It’s just amazing to see all these artists and DJs come together. Plus I’m a sucker for classics. However, I am also a sucker for the newschool and upcoming talent! I was very happy to do a virtual Q&A with solo artist Miss Vicky, during Shelter in Place due to this Covid-19 pandemic. Lets get to know Miss Vicky:

I first met Miss Vicky during one of her interviews with my friend Elijah, who is a host for The MUSIQ BOX Show, which is a dope Reggae Music radio station based out of San Francisco, CA. You gotta peep that station out. Out of my 15+ years working in the independent music industry, this was the first time that I’ve ever heard of “Hyphy Pop” – Hyphy music with a dose of Pop, which perfectly describes Miss Vicky’s energetic personality. Not to mention her stylish sense of fashion that screams, “Be different.”

hy·phy/ˈhīfē/Learn to pronouncenoun

a style of uptempo hip-hop music originating in northern California and associated with a frenetic style of dancing.

Solo Artist: Miss Vicky @gaugr_

Miss Vicky, San Francisco Bay Area Native, began her singing career when she was 7 years old singing at her church. She joined the choir at her Middle School and sang with them for 3 years. This was when Vicky realized that she wanted to pursue singing as a career. In the beginning of her music career, she has performed at various events such as, SXSW in Austin, Carnaval in San Francisco, Fog Fest in Pacifica, and different areas in San Francisco, and Los Angeles.

Miss Vicky has featured in songs with known Bay Area artists such as Rappin’ 4-Tay, Mistah F.A.B., Roach Gigz (rapper/hyphy hip hop artist), HBK Skipper (a member from the Heartbreak Gang, a hip hop record production collective based out of Richmond, CA).

CRYS: What is your singing style and how would you compare yourself to other artists?

MV:  I’d probably say urban pop with a mix of hyphy and rnb lol if Dua Lipa was from the Bay Area that would be me.

CRYS: What kind of music inspires you? And who inspires you?

MV: I would have to say house/pop music. It’s such a vibe and always motivates me to create a new song — My kids, myself, Dua Lipa, Kehlani, The Weeknd, Calvin Harris, Aluna George, Kelly Clarkson the list goes on lol but those would be my top list. 

CRYS: What challenges do you ever come across as an upcoming artist in the Bay Area? 

MV: The hardest challenge would have to be getting people to take the chance to listen to your music. Bay Area has always been known for Hip-hop and R&B and I just wanna show the world that we are universal! It’s all about the risk. 

CRYS: Are you managed by anyone?

MV: I’m managed by the CEO and COO of a music tech company called Gaugr. It’s an app that helps artist get real detailed feedback on their music from people in the music industry such as DJs, producers, A&Rs, managers, etc. I totally recommend the app download! 

Awesome!

CRYS: What else do you do on your spare time?

MV:  I’d probably be working a 9-5 job and getting my kinesiology degree. I’ve been dancing since I was 4 years old so being a physical therapist was in my agenda if I didn’t perform professionally. 

CRYS: (I love asking this question!) What is the best advice you’ve been given? 

MV:  “Stand out and Be Different. But most of all, don’t lose sight of who you are”. 

CRYS: If you would work with any other artist, who would it be? 

MV: Omg Dua Lipa and Kehlani . No doubt!

CRYS: Anything you want your fans to look out for in the future? Any upcoming shows? 

MV: Definitely look out for new music, music videos, merchandise, shows (once things get normal)

CRYS: I know what you mean, I can’t wait until this is over! COVID GO AWAY!

Miss Vicky has an EP coming out this year so be on the look out for that. Her hottest single “WITH ME” featuring Mistah F.A.B. and newest single “Another One”, is currently available for download on all digital platforms.

You can follow Miss Vicky @missvickymusic on all social media platforms.

www.missvickymusic.com

FNX Fit Rebalance Super Greens (Use code: FNXf4PB for 15% off)

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ADKreativ Limited Edition Sneakers now ON SALE

Finally launched my new unisex custom sneakers for my upcoming ADKreativ shoe line. This sporty high top retro style shoe sits on a gold sole, 100% high quality black leather with camo print. The sneakers are handcrafted in Italy, arrives in its own custom shoe box and is perfect for you if you’re a big kicks collector.

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