KRISTMAS

KRISTMAS

BandHip HopR&B

Kristmas is a southern emcee that combines quality music with the commercial appeal needed to become a driving force in the music industry. The lyrics are potent but not overbearing. Combined with quality production, Kristmas is a definite hit with fans of all ages.

Biography

HAILING FROM A SMALL TOWN IN MID ALABAMA (SHORTER ,AL) NEL AKA KRISTMAS IS PROBABLY ONE OF THE MOST VERSATILE ARTISTS FROM ALABAMA OR THE COUNTRY PERIOD!!! RAISED IN A RURAL SETTING NELSON WAS INFLUENCED HEAVILY BY THE MUSIC OF R&B AND BLUES BUT GOT HIS FIRST TASTE OF HIP HOP AT AN EARLY AGE BY WAY OF SLICK RICK, 2 LIVE CREW, RAKIM, KILO ALI, AND RUN DMC. THE DIVERSE COLLECTION OF MUSIC OWNED BY HIS SISTER WOULD HELP TO SHAPE A CHAMELLION TYPE MUSICIAN THAT STILL HELD TRUE TO HIS SOUTHERN ROOTS. NELSON GOT HIS FIRST TASTE OF STARDOM IN 1991, AT THE AGE OF 9, AFTER WINNING A TALENT SHOWCASE IN WHICH THE CONTESTANTS HAD TO MAKE A SONG ABOUT THE HAZARDS OF DRUGS. THROUGHOUT ELEMENTARY AND HIGHSCHOOL NELSON PARTICIPATED IN ANY TALENT EVENT HE COULD FIND ALONG WITH LONG TIME FRIEND THEO. THEY FORMED A GROUP AND USUALLY PLACED OR WON EVERY EVENT THEY ENTERED. HOWEVER NELSON WOULD NOT GET HIS BIGGEST BREAK UNTIL HE ARRIVED IN HUNTSVILLE, AL IN 1999 TO ATTEND ALABAMA A&M. AFTER WINNING THE HOMECOMING TALENT SHOWCASE, NELSON AND HIS THEN GROUP KURUPT ALUM (SHAMAR AKA HENNY, KYLON AKA KILLA K, AND SHERROD AKA VIKTORY) GOT THEIR FIRST BIG STAGE OPPORTUNITY AND THAT WAS TO OPEN FOR LIL JON. AFTER THAT, KURUPT ALUM SEPARATED WITH KILLA K GOING INTO THE MILITARY AND VIKTORY GOING SOLO AND STARTING A GOSPEL RAP CAREER, AND HENNY MOVING AWAY TO MONTGOMERY. AROUND 2003 AFTER SEVERAL OFFERS FROM VARIOUS INDEPENDENT LABELS, NELSON AND LONG TIME PARTNER AND FRIEND THEO DECIDED TO START THEIR OWN INDIE LABEL AND THATS WHEN SHORTERBOY RECORDS WAS FORMED. AS CO CEOS THEY IMMEDIATELY RECRUITED SEVERAL CLOSE FRIENDS TO BE ARTISTS INCLUDING PRODUCT FROM CHICAGO AND O.G.LUCK FROM BIRMINGHAM BY WAY OF DETROIT. THE LABEL CAME TOGETHER TO DO A COMPILATION ALBUM UNDER THE COLLECTIVE NAME OF UZUAL SUSPECTS. THE PROJECT "STOP SNITCHING VOL. 1" WAS SPEARHEADED BY THE MEGA HIT "OUTFIT" WHICH WAS NUMBER 1 ON RADIO IN THE CITY FOR 16 WEEKS AND WAS FEATURED ON AS MANY AS 22 MIXTAPES THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY INCLUDING BRANDI GARCIAS SOUTHERN STILLETTOS VOL.2 THE STOP SNITCHING PROJECT SOLD ALMOST 2,000 COPIES WITH MINIMAL MARKETING AND ADVERTISING. NOW NELSON IS BACK WITH A NAME CHANGE TO KRISTMAS, WHICH HE NAMED HIMSELF BECAUSE OF HIS MANY TALENTS BOTH MUSICALLY AND ARTISTICALLY, THIS IS HIS FIRST SOLO VENTURE. THE SO GIFTED ALBUM IS A MASTERPIECE THAT WAS OVER A YEAR IN THE MAKING AND IS SURE TO GARNER SOME ATTENTION ON THAT GLOBAL SCALE. HE IS A FORCE TO BE WRECKONED WITH AND AS HE SAYS ON THE SO GIFTED INTRO: YALL THOUGHT YALL WAS GONNA PUT ALABAMA ON THE MAP AND YALL WEREN'T GONNA TALK ABOUT ME??? NEGRO PLEASE!!! AND YOU WILL DEFINITELY BE TALKING ABOUT HIM IN THE NEAR FUTURE!!

Discography

2005: Shorterboy Records Presents: Stop Snitching Vol.1
2007: So Gifted Vol.1
2005: Brandi Garcia: Southern Stilletos Vol.2