Chromatics & Nebula 868 - No Lie
Chromatics Full Bio
How do you go from being banned on almost every radio station in your home country to having the biggest Hip-hop songs the country has seen to date? Chromatics has been grinding his way to Stardom for over 10 years.
Chromatics was born Richard Raj-Kumar on the 18th August, 1982 in the island of Trinidad. Trinidad is known as the land of Carnival and Soca Music, Chromatics however felt more at home with the Hip Hop element and he began to write hip hop songs when he was twelve years old. This led Chromatics down a long and arduous road that would mould his character and test his resolve.
Chromatics joined up with “Spotrushaz”, at the time a young and developing group of rappers, and began to really consider making music his career. “Spotrushaz” quickly transformed into the most recognizable Hip Hop act in the country and they were constantly working. The group released a flurry of singles (and videos) and radio stations took note. Consistent hit songs and a large local fan base positioned the group’s brand and allowed them to perform alongside some of the world’s biggest hit makers like Sean Paul, Slick Rick, Dougie Fresh, Bounty Killer and Elephant Man.
Chromatics eventually parted with the group in 2007 and formed his own record company and studio, Highway Records Ltd. with his manager and business partner Stuart Fortuné. Over the next few years Chromatics began to be recognized as the #1 Hip Hop act in the Caribbean which took him to venues and festivals throughout the world like the Virgin Atlantic Music Festival (Barbados), North by Northeast Music Festival (Canada) where he shared the stage with the likes of the Gza and Cool Kids.
His annual “Carnival Rap Up” song highlighting and ridiculing some of the country’s biggest artists and personalities as well as recapping some of the most ontroversial occurrences was an instant HIT! His recent success has seen him highlighted by Okay Player.com as one of the best Trinidadian rappers to ever touch the mic.