Kyle (C.R.E) Johnson
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Kyle (C.R.E) Johnson

Chicago, Illinois, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2009 | SELF

Chicago, Illinois, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2009
Solo Hip Hop R&B




"C.R.E. ft. Sheik Ron: "Smile”"

C.R.E. and Sheik Ron came together and joined forces on the newly released song and video “SMILE.” Check out the visual below!

RIP to Lil David, that’s who the song and video is dedicated to but I’m pretty sure he’s smiling down on the two hip hop artists. C.R.E. starts off the track with his verses before handing the mic to Sheik Ron. Sheik Ron, by no means is unfamiliar with a pen, paper and/or mic. He completely elevated the song to another plateau with his lyricism and flow. The way he represents Chicago is definitely heard in his feature. No more waiting, just press play below and see for yourself. Who knows, it might actually make you “SMILE.” Stream the new track below, and be sure to tell us what you think on social media at: @gasmaskmagazine. - Meech Justice


Oldies E.P (2017) Oldies by C.R.E: Listen on Audiomack

#RiseUpFromALame Mixtape (2016)  #RiseUpFromALame by C.R.E: Listen on Audiomack 

Channel 1 Beat Tape (2015) Channel 1 by C.R.E: Listen on Audiomack

Hidden Gems Beat Tape (2015) Hidden Gems by C.R.E: Listen on Audiomack



Kyle (C.R.E) Johnson is a rapper, Emcee, perfoming music artists and beat maker from Chicago Illinoise who has been through a lot in his life and his music speaks for itself. He has been doing music since he was 16,and ever since he came back to Chicago from California he's been focused on making a name for himself in the city as well as worldwide.

From being homeless at a young age to being bullied, ridiculed, and abused, Kyle has been using these past experiences as well as his present ones to keep pushing to become a big name artists. he has realized this not just because he feels he's talented enough but through hard work and dedication toward his craft. He has done many jobs from food service, to becoming a CDL truck driver and even working as a youth mentor for After School Matters. He had even applied for Michelle Obama's Program Public Allies but was rejected twice.

Kyle has a tendency to keep it real and be honest in his music. That along with having a nice flow in his rapping ability. Imagined if Biggie and Q-tip and Snoop Dogg had fused together and that's pretty much what you get except a weird version of it. he also has an old school 90's vibe to most of the songs he's made even though he can be very versatile. He can also sing and dance as well.

                                            Intresting facts about C.R.E

  • He also sings and dances but mostly raps
  • He's related to Hip-Hop producer Dedekind Cut/Lee Bannon
  • His father had a major record label deal offered to him for being a good R+B singer in the 90's
  • He was a snare drummer in a drum line in high school
  • He loves going to the movies
  • One of his family members are friends with the Jackson family
  • He also draws and paints sometimes
  • He's never been on tour or performed outside his city or state.
  • He wears a whistle around his neck which represents leadership

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