Cronikole Talks New Album, Tupac Biopic, Krayzie Bone And More!

Hip Hop artist Cronikole breaks down his new album, hip-hop and more.

O4LOnline:
Tell us about the new project.

Cronikole:
Spoiled Rotten is based on my outlook on society and rap music. I feel there has always been a cocky side of hip hop. I just wanted to show that side of it mixed the hood reality of surviving the struggle at the same time keeping the attitude of being spoiled by are every day american living.

O4LOnline:
In what ways do you feel hip-hop is being spoiled?

Cronikole:
If I was to say hip hop is spoiled it would be from a lower part of socitys outlook. Alot of rappers today are coming up because they have money to buy their way in. Not saying thats a bad thing. Its just the music that comes from a hungry artists reflects different. Look At Kendrik first week of his new Lp he sold 600,000 thats the reflection of struggle and being a hungry artist in 2017. Drake sold around the same last year, the deference between being a spoiled hip hop artist and none spoiled hip hop artist will alway reflect in their music. Hip Hop Itself isnt spoiled only its artists that are looking down from the world from the top, not caring about the little man thats hotter then 90% rappers

O4LOnline:
Do you feel hip-hop as a whole doesn’t take care of the culture in a way where it can stay healthy and everyone at the end wins?

Cronikole:
No I don’t feel it takes care of the culture. Hip Hop is 90% business. If the people that hold the key to are music culture wanted it to stay healthy it would. If business its self was a culture id say yes they take care of it well. Its the golden rule, he who has the gold makes the rules. Hip Hop its self as a art cant be changed. It’ll always be self explanation used with rimes and word play. Its the business side that keeps Hip Hop alive and kills it at the same time. The people that paved the way deserve there props. I fill as if every thing comes back around again. I do see A new Generation of hip hop coming after mumble rap dies off. I Think In The Next 10 years the original Culture of rap and hip hop will be at its finest and back to were people want it!

O4LOnline:
Speaking of paving the way, which artist influenced you?

Cronikole:
When I was 9 years old I was originally influenced by bone thugs n harmony. I identified with them most because the way people dressed in my community and the way things played in some of there 1st videos. I was to young to understand a lot of thus fast raps. And looked for something new I could understand. Then my older sister turned me on to Tupac. I had heard a song she sang to me called Dear Mamma I started asking people in school about Tupac. Turned out everyone loved Tupac. I was 13 when I discovered Tupac , I remember watching the news the night he was shot and the night he was announced dead. I seen the way the world had responded. Being young In 1996 I was stuck in the moment. Everyone was bumping to live and die in L.A so I had bought the Makaveli album. My inspiration was took. Around that time I didn’t know you had to write to rap. I thought you just opened your mouth and just started riming words as fast as you can. Then a song came out on the radio a year o so later called Unconditional Love. I recorded it on tape dubbed off the radio. I played it back to back and wrote every word on paper then sang along tell I remembered the song. That would be the moment my song writing began. My influences by old and new artists still continues till today.

O4LOnline:
Bone thugs have a new album coming out, which I’m pretty sure you’ll add to your collection. About a year ago you appeared on the real talk show hosted by EDIDON, same studio where krayzie bone hosts his show. By any chance were you able to run into him?

Cronikole:
Yea me and Edi were on top of the building after the show. Crazy had showed up with his homie he was drinking a corona riding a hover board . Edi had introduced us. The time was spent watching Edi and krayzie riding hover boards . I took a picture with Edi and Krayzie Bone that day. My 1st time in Hollywood and got to experience that after my interview was priceless.

O4LOnline:
That’s awesome. Back to Tupac. Are you ready for the biopic?

Cronikole:
Everyone’s going to miss Tupac even more after this movie. A lots happened and I’m happy for Tupac’s family and friends. There’s a whole generation about to fill something I felt growing up and I’m excited about that. I’m excited for these kids. I had a Tupac sample on a song called in loving memory it was my first song featuring on the O4L movement Tupac said “Only Wish To Breed I explode into a million seeds ” he impacted damn near every rapper after him. This movie will do that same thing, it will impact millions once again and keep things Tupac did and said alive for another 20 years and more.

O4LOnline:
What features and production can we expect on the new album Spoiled Rotten?

Cronikole:
The production started last year at my homies house. I had dedicated a month to do this ep. At first I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do. But after my homie Fuse made the first instrumental I was stuck in creativity spawning from my life style and the people I was around. The production was originally all created by Fuse but after getting back from a few Tupac anniversary shows I seen a another side to what my project could and should be. I chopped a few good songs off to add better songs. I needed singles so I shopped for a few months then came across a producer named Valentine who had a few songs I liked. Madik at “Madik Nnovation” had been my producer for 10 years so I had taking him the new songs and recorded the tracks all in a day. Mixed em and added them to the list. The release date is my older sisters birthday. She probably was the biggest influence when you look at the big picture. My 1st release was on her one year death anniversary. Like the outlaws do with Tupac I do with her. I do it to keep her alive. This project was fun met a lot of people and dodged a lot of bullets. I Thank everyone involved and my homies that rapped on the project and the people that produced the project. As well as the label and brand of O4L Digital. This project was highly Outlaw influenced and appreciate Edi and Noble for all there hard work they do to keep what’s real were it belongs, right there in the hands of the Tupac And Outlaw fans.

O4LOnline:
When will we be able to hear the fist single?

Cronikole:
My 1st single will be Live It Up feat Marka. Marka and myself been back and forth talking about availability for the video in July 2017.




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