Tell us your real names, country of birth, date of birth and childhood experience.

Peace. My name is Criss Jrumz. I’m an artist from Broward County, Florida by way of Bronx, NY. One of the earliest childhood experiences I can remember was the first time I fell in love with Hip Hop. My Parents had a copy of “The Score” by Fugees. It was a real wholesome, yet vibrant piece of music. The kind you can play with your family at home. I studied that album and played it over and over. It was the first album I learned all of the lyrics to. It marked the beginning of my obsession with music and my first real introduction into what it took to be an MC.

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Tell us about your music career, your band name, musical background, experience and skills.

My music career started really young. I was lucky enough to grow up in a home that was very expressive and very accepting of the different vibes and cultures society had to offer. Music always blasted through the speakers, day in and day out. Plus I’ve always had a fascination for words. I started rapping really young. I dropped my first project “When There Is No Sun” in 2012 and linked up with some good brothers soon after that. We created Soul Ground Productions in 2016, so we are just getting started.

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Tell us about your genre, concept and idea behind your music video and the song.

I’m not a fan of “labels”. I would like to say I’m an artist who specializes in Hip Hop. There’s something about rhythm, flow, and cadence that intrigues me. This song “100 Proof” is a mini introduction to what I’m about as an artist. Dope beats, dope rhymes and flows, with a little hint of real life and struggle. There’s no real concept to it other than getting all those emotions out there. They say alcohol reveals the truth.. “100 Proof”

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Tell us everything that we need to know about you as a musician and the ups and downs you have faced in the music business.

 I don’t really consider myself a new artist, although some may say otherwise. I’ve dropped a few projects here and there but never really had the opportunity to truly provide the “full course meal”. Things are a little different now, so I’m really excited to show the world what me and my brother have been working so hard on. Visuals coming soon…

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Tell us about other members of your band, music producer, crew or music video director, how the song was recorded and how the music video was shot.

Soul Ground Productions consists of a few of my brothers which I’ve known for what feels like my whole life. My producer DJ Uli G crafts the soundscapes while the rest of the brothers help out on the creative and business side of things. “100 Proof” was a joint that I did just to relieve some of the stress I had been building up for quite some time. The song starts of with me saying “Pardon me y’all, I’m still living…” Meaning, “yes, I know there is a lot going on. Whether personally, emotionally, or generally speaking in the world right now. But wait. I’m still here. I’m alive. I haven’t won yet, but I feel better than ever.. And I’m about to show you what it took to get to this point.”

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Tell us how long you have been in the music industry, your experience and your future goal.

 My future goal with this music is to provide an outlet, for myself and others to be able to express ourselves in a way that could be beneficial for not only ourselves, but for all who have a minute to listen. To be able to bring people and cultures together. To be able to exist as one, regardless of the circumstances. Soul Ground is only the beginning.

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Tell us what inspires you to write, compose and sing.

Inspiration comes in waves. I’ve learned to never force anything. All you need is a goal and an open mind and let the rest flow. Reality is the best influence. Nothing relates more than your own experiences, and that what I try to push every time. Keeping everything as authentic as possible. Art imitates life.

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Tell us the secret behind making a hit song.

I haven’t made a “hit” record as of yet. Depends on what you consider a hit. If my pain brought you joy then so be it. I’m honored to have been someone you felt, whether good or bad. At the end of the day. I make the music I want to make. Never the other way round.

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Tell us the message you will like to pass to your fans out there.

The only message is Peace. Love. Prosperity. Blessings. I don’t have all the answers, but I know in these days and times, you need someone or something to keep you “Grounded”. Welcome to Soul Ground.

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Tell the kind of advice you will give to an upcoming artist.

The best advice I can give is whatever you think you know now is irrelevant. There’s nothing wrong with having an open mind. Life is meant to be lived. We only get about a good 80 years or so, if we are lucky. What are you doing with your time? Get out there and make the choice YOU wanna make. But don’t be afraid to take the advice. Our job is to grow; daily, constantly. Surround yourself with people who push you forward. It’s never too late to make a change.

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Elaborate on your music careers, albums, songs, tours, recognition or awards you might have obtained.

I chose the name Criss Jrumz for many reasons. Well first, I’ve only responded to the name “Criss”. My real name is Christian. Just to separate myself from the music, I changed the spelling of my name and added the “Jrumz” to it. In hip hop, it all started with the drum break. But the instrument I was thinking about was one that exists within every human being. It resides within your chest. Every millisecond of every day, your heart is bouncing to its own rhythm designed to keep us up and alive. This is deeper than music for me. Rhythm is a way life. Music started it all.

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Tell us how you write your lyrics, compose, sing and record in the studio.

When it comes to writing there is no method to the madness. I wake up with a goal and a feeling I want to provide when you hear the music. Once I’ve got a concept, I just go. Sometimes a song will take me months, sometimes it can take me 15 minutes. Whenever the writers block comes in, I know it’s time to get out more. Live more life. If you are not living life, what else is there to talk about?

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Name five biggest artists that you like.

Five of the biggest artist. PAC, PUN, BIG, Scarface and Lauryn Hill. These are some of my biggest musical influences.

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Name the artists you have collaborated with before in your songs or artists you are willing to collaborate with in the future if you have the chance to do so.

I haven’t done many collaborations worth mentioning, but I am open to changing that very soon. For any inquires please email.

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Give us the links to your website and your entire social network.

www.soundCloud.com/crissjrumz

https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCBhhvMXGafM-RwA-tpB2dcw

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Give us the links to your various stores for fans to buy your music.
https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/criss-jrumz/id1249555790

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Tell us about your happiest day and saddest day.

My happiest days are spent with family. My saddest days are when I’m away from them.

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Tell us how you will spend a million dollars.

 If I had a million dollars to spend I would send it all to the help groups and organizations out in Puerto Rico who are out there dedicating their lives for the cause. Much love and blessings to everyone affected by the storm and I pray we make it to a speedy recovery. Here’s to America, the greatest nation in the world. And God bless the beautiful island of Puerto Rico. And to everyone else out there surviving the times and dealing with their daily struggles, just know you are not alone. Let’s spread love. The time is now.


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