KRYPTO BIO - Hailing from Vallejo California, a city rich with musical history, Gabriel Thomas, or ..Krypto.. as he is more commonly known, has been making quality music for well over a decade. Introduced to the Rap Game as an 8th grader, the V-Town representative has recorded eight albums, released five (with a sixth due very shortly) and has rocked with some of the best the Bay Area has ever seen, including the Legendary Andre ..Mac Dre.. Hicks (RIP), Turf Talk, N 2 Deep, PSD, BeBop, Young Dru, D Shot of the Click and more. He has been featured in publications such as Xplosive and 916 Magazines, on the front page of the Vallejo Times Herald and on television broadcasts of MTV..s ..My Block: The Bay,.. Represent the Bay, Muzic Network and more. Born to Panamanian parents in September 1979, Krypto has called Vallejo home for most of his life. Save for annual summer trips back to the homeland, where all of his blood family resides, living in Vallejo is all he has ever known. A little known fact, except to those who really know him, is that Krypto is fluent in Spanish (Something he..ll show off publicly for the first time on the single ..Qual Es La Que Es.. off of his soon to be released ..Trunk Food.. LP). What Krypto would come to discover on the streets of Vallejo; though, was that he fluent in yet another vernacular, one that could one day make him a star. Entering the game as a pre-teen, like most aspiring rappers just discovering the ..gift,.. Krypto recorded a slew of tracks that, for all intents and purposes, will never see the light of day. ..I recorded so many slaps that no one will ever hear, it's crazy,.. he says regarding the aforementioned tracks. His Rap Roots trace back to middle school where a young Krypto and his future business partner, Indecent met and began recording (along with several other classmates) on a four-track recorder. Those recordings would serve as the content for Indecent..s Mixtape (and it was a ..tape..), ..The Sack,.. which made it's way around Vallejo and garnered names for many of the artists it featured. From there, Krypto began recording in several local studios without any real direction. At that time it was about nothing more than the love of the music. Things finally got serious in 1996 when Krypto, as part of the group ..Sumthin Serious.. released ..Keepin.. It Green... Distributed by City Hall Records, the album achieved local success and continued to boost his name in the street. As good as things were looking, life has a way of providing those in the inner-city with quick reality checks. Krypto was provided with such a setback not long after ..Keepin.. It Green.. was released. Just as his star began to rise in his hometown, Johnny Law caught up with young Gabriel. With Rap not really paying the bills, he found himself smack in the middle of the street life, ..Getting.. down wit a lotta different cats,.. as he puts it. Various transgressions and probation violations landed him a two year stint in the system. With credit for time served, he ended up doing half of the sentence. Upon his release from the bricks, Krypto returned to Vallejo with a hunger and determination that could not be contained. He hooked back up with Indecent and the two went to work on their first group release ..Indecent & Krypto-The 1st Chapter... Released in 2003, the 1st Chapter quickly identified Indecent & Krypto as players in the congested Bay Area Rap Game. They followed up their group album with Krypto..s solo debut, ..Controversy.. which featured the likes of Bay Area Stars Turf Talk, PSD and more. ..Controversy.. served as a warning shot of sorts as it let the game know, with a loud bang, that Krypto was a force to be reckoned with as a lyricist. Later in 2005, the two released their ..Quasi.. Compilation entitled ..The Quake... ..Quasi.. is used as a description because unlike most of today..s compilations which are a group of randomly put together tracks featuring different artists and groups on each track, ..The Quake.. featured either Indecent & Krypto or both of them, paired with different artists on each track. ..The Quake.. saw Indecent & Krypto get down with some of the dopest known and up and coming artists in the Bay Area and beyond. It was with ..The Quake.. that Indecent & Krypto really began to make noise. 2006 was a breakthrough year for Krypto. During the final stages of preparation for the release of his and Indecent..s second group album, ..Rap Athletes Track Meet,.. The Vallejo flame spitter was blessed with one of the most timely name drops an emerging artist can receive when fellow Bay Area Hot Boy ..Turf Talk.. promoted Krypto during a segment of MTV..s ..My Block... You couldn..t ask for a better piece of national advertisement with out some serious dollars. Capitalizing on the buzz from the MTV spot as well as that which they created themselves, Krypto and his partner saw their first single ..Keep on Playin.. earn significant rotations on Bay Area power station 106.1 KMEL and other radio and internet stations. They released ..Rap Athletes.... to rave reviews and impressive unit sales. The album, which featured a re-mixed and mastered, never before released track Krypto recorded several years back with the late great Andre ..Mac Dre.. Hicks, was and is currently one of the hottest albums in the Bay Area. Their work on the album garnered him and Indecent nomination for New Artists of the Year at the Bay Area Rap Scene Awards. Never one to settle, as the buzz for ..Rap Athletes.. was growing, Krypto was already hard at work on yet another project. As 2007 arrives, Krypto is poised to release his second solo/quasi-compilation, ..Trunk Food,.. which features Krypto again on display along side some of the heaviest hitters and fastest risers the Bay Area has to offer. With the groundwork for his career solidly laid and the Bay Area once again burgeoning, this appears to be the year Krypto emerges from the crowded landscape to stake his claim as an elite artist not only in the Bay Area and California, but nationwide. Having networked with people in power positions all over the country, ..The Real.. Krypto is poised to ring bells from the Yay to the Panhandle. Look out for him at a record store, club, arena or on a television or radio network in your area. With his trademark aggressive delivery and charisma, he won..t be hard to hear or find.
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