Joseph Gerard Crisol aka. “jCrizzy” was born in Queens, New York in 1986. He was raised in Manila, Philippines, and eventually moved to Northern California in the early 90’s. jCrizzy is a Rap, Hip Hop, and R&B artist with talents in rapping, singing, and production. jCrizzy prides himself in being able to create quality records from beats and lyrics, to the final stages of mixing and mastering.
As a young child, his parents worked as live-in caregivers at a home for individuals with mental disabilities. While most children grew up in enviornments they could call their own, jCrizzy and his family started off in a single room with next to nothing. When asked what he rememeberd most about this time in his life he reliped, “I grew up with kids that had it all, and everyday after school, I would go to their houses and see how different our lives were…I never wanted to go home.” With their relentless drive and determination, his parents were able to send him to a good school in a good area, free from the woes of the free world. And after twelve years of hardship, the owner of the “carehome” decided to sell the business to his parents.
jCrizzy’s music focuses on the things we do to “let go”. We often get too caught up in the day-to-day events and the monotony of working and paying bills, that we easily forget that our time here is borrowed. jCrizzy urges us to hold our heads, and live each day like it is our last. He shares with us his story from tenement to townhome though his music. We hope that you visit jcrizzy.com and also purchase his first two albums on iTunes.