Crazy8 Giving Back With New Release

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t.h.e. MisFit Crazy8 has often been labeled as unconventional and even "insane" for his socially conscious, occasionally sarcastic brand of hip-hop. Some have also criticized his direct contributions to the homeless in Houston. The altruistic rapper is attempting to help "redefine insanity" by hosting an album release and charity event at The Mink on Thursday, April 21.

"My lyrics will always attempt to redefine what the listener may believe. Many rappers talk about money, cars, and chains. If a rapper doesn't fit that mold then they come off as weird, different, or crazy," Crazy8 says. "That is the basic idea behind the movement. It is taking an idea that society believes, and not being afraid to question or oppose it."

Crazy8's album, State of Emergency, was inspired by the lack of opportunities and support that many youth are facing today. Keeping with the theme of the album, the rapper is donating 30% of his album sales to a local Covenant House down the street from his residence.

"I am always trying to help people less fortunate than me and I try to lead by example," he said. "If I have to be the first one to do something, then so be it. I want people to look at me and feel inspired to do the same."

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A few months ago, when both work and school were shut down because Houstonians couldn't seem to function in freezing temperatures, Crazy8 personally delivered blankets to the homeless.

"Everyday people down the street in my own community are in need of food, shelter, and sometimes just a little conversation," he explains. "Those are the people I feel compelled to help the most."

Crazy8's charitable nature may have come from his small-town upbringing, where his tight-knit neighborhood encouraged him to be more philanthropic. Since moving to Houston in 2007, he has tried to use his moral compass to the best of his ability in a city over ten times the size of his hometown.

"When people look back on my life, I do not want people to simply judge me on my music, but also my day-to-day attitude towards life and others. I hope that it inspires and motivates people to reach their own full potential."


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Jenkins06
Jenkins06

Sweet T We all have a calling to society, when a person acknowledge and pursues that calling, IT'S BIG. Continue to give back to society and you will continue to grow.

Mrdjr
Mrdjr

I am not suprised!! He is an amazing young man with the great family. He continues to make us proud EVRRYDAY!!!

YOU GO CRAZY!!!!

Amyweinberg1990
Amyweinberg1990

Honesty Crazy8 and ill liad are the best MC's in Houston right now. Suck's that ill liad cancelled all of his show's in Houston and Austin. Me and all my friends bought tickets for his Dipset show and his SXSW house party but we all still love him and Crazy8. Does any one know when ill liad is coming back or any new music and if him and crazy8 have any music together.

Amy!

Ltaladyc
Ltaladyc

This is awesome! Good Job Crazy Eight!

Dlong51
Dlong51

What an awesome young man!

Steven Jackson
Steven Jackson

I wonder if the modesty is a ploy to suck us all into your web of insanity!! I heard the Diagnosis, and have been a fan... When can I get my hands on State of Emergency!

Lillizbaker
Lillizbaker

went to his website, and it is pretty cool. music is def diff, but I hope he is sincere about the charity. btw does this guy ever take off his glasses? o_0

Lbug
Lbug

A hero for our times....You are impressive. I can't wait to catch your show!!!

Lgw7927
Lgw7927

Young, Smart, Caring and Giving the total package. Who says the younger generation doesn't get. Crazy8 definitely gets it. Way to go

Pam
Pam

So inspiring to hear of a young rap artist who is committed to giving back to the community and to those less fortunate. I hope he inspires many others to do the same! Keep it comin, Crazy8!

William Owens
William Owens

A Chip off the old block! Great work indeed!

Chuck TrackstarLaxative
Chuck TrackstarLaxative

To view the album trailer & hear the first single off t.h.e. MisFit Crazy8's new album "State of Emergency" check out Trackstar Laxative: http://trackstarlaxative.blogs...

Crazy8's next show: 04/21 - "State of Emergency Album Release Party" feat. t.h.e. MisFit Crazy8 + EDG + Havok Music + Jamal HD + Black Faction @ The Mink Backroom

Htown Music LVR
Htown Music LVR

Its refreshing to hear about a hip hop artist with both talent and heart. Much love and respect.

Mr. V
Mr. V

This awesome. Some one finally with an important message to help others through his music. He is not selfish. Maybe he can inspire and entire generation to move forward is a positive manner. Good Luck Crazy 8!!! I am behind you.

Mr. L
Mr. L

This guy is an amazing talent! When is he playing next??

Dirty Dog D
Dirty Dog D

DOPENESS #RSAApproved!!!

-DIRTY DOG D

Guest
Guest

Talented and generous. Impressive!

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