Mr. Crisis
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Mr. Crisis

New York City, New York, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2014 | INDIE

New York City, New York, United States | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2014
Solo Hip Hop R&B


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The New Problem

At the core of Mr. Crisis is a visionary. Unlike some of the other newcomers to rap, he has made the sound decision to take control of his rap career and allow his hunger to be what drives him. Even after signing a bogus production deal in his teens, to having people bail out on him at the last minute, none of that has derailed him from making his rap career happen.

Situations like that only steered him in being more hands on in his career. He directs his own videos, chooses his beats, and is the master mind behind his promotion. Finally, he knows what he wants and the route he needs to take to get there. His story telling lyrics are a stand out, just check his tribute song for TuPac "Changes 2008," and what he feels is going to aide him in bringing back the essence of Hip-Hop. No more rhyming at the lunch room table. He is known around New York as “Every Week Heat” because every week he puts out heat. Practice is over and Mr. Crisis is the problem. What inspired you to rap?

Mr. Crisis: I was growing up and living with my Grandfather. He was into a lot of soulful music. Otis Redding, The Temptations, Marvin Gaye. I grew up liking music. What inspired me to rap was that my friends use to be rapping at lunch time. They used to always make me want to rap. I started sneaking and writing stuff. I never told them I was writing until the next year I started rapping. Why were you hiding it? Were you embarrassed?

Mr. Crisis: I couldn’t rhyme on beat. [laughs] I had to practice until I could do it. What do you feel you have to offer the rap game?

Mr. Crisis: well, I don’t just rap and I got vision. I do films, I direct my own videos, I shoot my own videos, and I direct my own videos. I think I’m a new voice. There are a lot of old rappers that keep coming out, especially from New York. New topics and new stuff, I don’t compare myself to Biggie, but I paint a lot of pictures like he did. A lot of people don’t paint pictures any more. They talk about their jewelry but they aren’t taking it back to the essence. What do you feel is the essence of Hip-Hop?

Mr. Crisis: The old New York. Biggie and Jay Z. Storytelling. That’s where it’s at. Why are you taking such a hands on approach to your videos?

Mr. Crisis: The people, who do the videos, the directors, seem to take their time on getting the work done. I don’t want them to take their time. When I want something done. I use to have a guy I was dealing with and he would take a month just for a video. I rather knock people out the way and do my own stuff. Any way, I feel like nobody can do my own stuff better than I can. My raps are like visions. So, I can bring my raps to life my own way. Terror Alert part 2: Line Em’ Up and I’ll knock Em' Down earned you Street Album Of The Year. Did you expect to receive that amount of recognition from it?

Mr. Crisis: Honestly, I didn’t expect it. I did the mix tape just to satisfy some of the fans I had. When I got the award it was like wow I get an award for my works. That was a blessing. I did feel like I deserve it though because I put in a lot of work on the mix tape. I had flyers everywhere. Tell me about your self promotion. You have people wearing your t-shirts.

Mr. Crisis: Yeah. I have a street team. It consists of six people. We put the flyers up and wore the t-shirts. It was just my promotion for my mix tape. I thought of it. Tell me about the DVD?

Mr.Crisis: I have Terror Alert Part 3: Dumbing Out. Every song that I recorded, you will see me in the studio. You see me going through the process of making the video. It is like a documentary. I want to give everybody a visual so you can see what goes on. How I write my raps and record. Give me a description of how you write your raps and record.

Mr. Crisis: I’m not gonna front like some other rappers and say I never write my raps because I do. I write my raps but all my hooks, I never write my hooks. I get a lot of beats and I put it to the side and then I work on it later when something comes to me. Where did you get your name from?

Mr. Crisis: First my name was Crisis after 9/11. People were saying I was a problem. I put the Mr. to it to separate myself. I’m grown now so I’m Mr. I’m a grown man with the flow now. I feel that. They showed footage on Rap City of the award show where you won Street Album Of The Year. Has that coverage aided you as of yet?

Mr. Crisis: I had a lot feedback from regular people. Not from labels. I’m not really expected that much feedback yet. That mixtape I just rushed to do it. I’m trying to get on The Basement. Who was your inspiration besides Biggie and Jay?

Mr. Crisis: I love Kanye right now. Why do you love Kanye?

Mr. Crisis: He got that hunger. He sold all those records but he is never satisfied. That’s how I am. I put my heart and everything into when I perform. What do you want people to know about you?

Mr. Crisis: I want people to know that I’m Black, young, hungry and I’m ambitious and my work ethic is crazy. I’m cool and down to earth and I need this. What projects are you working on right now?

Mr. Crisis: I have Terror Alert Part 3. I got a mixtape coming out for Aaliyah. A tribute to her using all of her beats. That is going to be hot for the ladies. Is that why you did that?

Mr. Crisis: I made one song off the “One In A Million” track called “One In a Billion” and the feedback from the ladies was crazy! All her old beats were crazy. Which songs of hers are you going to use on the mixtape?

Mr.Crisis: “One in a Million,” “Rock The Boat,” “More Than A Woman,” “We Need A Resolution.” “If Your Girl Only Knew,” I switched mine to “If Your Man Only Knew”. I like different stuff. When will that be released?

Mr. Crisis: August. When can we expect Terror Alert Part3 : Dumbing Out?

Mr. Crisis: That is dropping after Father’s Day. I’m putting a lot or original songs on there this time. I stepped my game up from last year. I want people to see the progress. What happen with the production contract you had when you were a teenager? What did you learn from that?

Mr. Crisis: The guy set up some people from Tokyo to do a song and they were going to pay me but I never got the beat from the guy. My cousin was my manager at the time and he never got the CD. I didn’t let the guy know until the day of and he was like saying nah its too late .I told him I could write something in fifteen minutes and he was still like no. I went to the studio and he told me no again. I was able to get out of my contract because I was under 18. When I really got serious is when I put my first mixtape out. I use to see cars going by blasting my stuff and that let me know people liked my stuff. .

Mr. Crisis Myspace Page is - ALLHIPHOP.COM

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-- Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie greeted fans in front of the luxury hotel QT Sydney in Sydney, Australia, while attending the premiere of Unbroken.

-- Actress Kim Dickens grabbed a Casamigos Hollywood Cocktail on her way into the Hollywood Film Awards.

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-- Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux, both in all black, laughed while watching the Montblanc-presented 24 Hour Plays benefitting the Urban Arts Partnership.

-- Rapper Mr. Crisis performed for a packed house a Mimosa Café in NYC.

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The Annual Mixtape Awards ("The Justos"), in conjunction with the CMJ Music Marathon, presents M-III: The Mixtape Masters Marathon, a 2-stage festival show whose lineup includes some of the most dominant acts in today's mixtape industry. The history of the CMJ Music Marathon is that it has predominantly broken artists in indie rock, but The Annual Mixtape Awards intends on giving these talented acts a platform to display their music and stage performances to the media and industry executives.

This event will be held in Williamsburg, Brooklyn and will be feature several key winners and nominees of the 11th Annual Mixtape Awards. Headlining the show will be the 2008 Justo winner of "Best Underground Artist" and Williamsburg native Joell Ortiz. Also featured will be 2008 Justo winner of "Street Album of the Year", Mr. Crisis. Music will be supplied by 2008 Justo nominees for "Best Underground DJ," DJ Bedtyme357 and DJ J-Ronin.

20+ artists will be performing, both signed and unsigned – including acts such as Grafh (Koch/Black Hand), Ali Vegas (Asylum/Rich Soil), Charles Hamilton (Interscope), and many of the best unsigned MCs in the hip-hop industry today (Skyzoo, Agallah, Nina B, Rain, Sha Stimuli, and countless others).

Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Doors open @ 8PM
Cost is $10

Public Assembly
75 North 6th St (between Wythe Ave & Kent Ave)
Brooklyn, NY 11211

Subway: L Train to Bedford Ave
Williamsburg Bridge (from Manhattan): Right lane, bear right off 1st exit onto Broadway, drive 2 blocks to Bedford Ave and make a right, drive to North 6th & make a left, down to Wythe Ave.
BQE (from Brooklyn): exit 32 (Metropolitan Ave), left onto Metropolitan, immediate 45-degree right onto North 6th St, down to Wythe BQE (from Queens): exit 32B (Metropolitan Ave), merge onto Meeker Ave, right onto North 6th St, down to Wythe Ave.

Scheduled To Perform
Agallah Ali Vegas A.Pinks Brinx
Charles Hamilton Donny Goines Emilio Rojas Esso
First Cousins Grafh Mr. Mecca Nina B
Prinz Q The Prophet Rain Remo Da Rapstar
Sam Scarfo Sav Killz Sha Stimuli Sic Osyrus
Skriptkeeper Skyzoo Stan Spit St. Laz
…and some surprise guests!

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About The Annual Mixtape Awards
The Annual Mixtape Awards ("The Justos"), founded in 1995 by Justo Faison, has grown with the thriving success of the hip-hop industry. Winning a "Justo" award is a career-changing honor, and many of those that have won the award have gone on to multi-platinum success (50 Cent, Chamillionaire), million-dollar record deals (Papoose), and major television & radio slots (DJ Clue, DJ Kay Slay). Justo Faison's vision, The Mixtape Awards, serves as a staple in hip-hop history and continues to set the standard for urban awards shows
The 12th Annual Mixtape Awards will be taking place on April 2009 at an undisclosed location.

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I know the streets are talking about who got robbed, and I heard eskay wanted a list of the winners, so here it is?c

The 11th Annual Mixtape awards winners:

Best Mashup: Clinton Sparks
Best Mixtape Team: The Aphiliates
Best DVD Magazine: Cocaine City
Best Hip Hop Mixtape: The Phantom
Best Underground Mixtape DJ: DJ Scarface
Best Female Mixtape DJ: DJ Blazita
Street Album of the Year: Mr. Crisis
Best Club Mixtape DJ: DJ Enuff
Best East Coast Mixtape Artist: Styles P
Best Radio Mixtape DJ: DJ Envy
Best Mixtape Duo: Big Mike and DJ Thoro
Best Personality on a Mixtape: DJ Khaled
Best New Mixtape DJ: DJ Whiteowl
Best East Coast Mixtape DJ: Big Mike
Lifetime Achievement Award/Executives of the Year:, Chuck and Greg
Mixtape Pioneer Award: Tony Touch
DJ Red Alert Award: DJ Jazzy Joyce
Mixtape Legends Award: DJ Barry Bee
Best R&B Mixtape DJ: DJ Finesse
Best Blends Mixtape DJ: DJ Skee
Best Reggae Mixtape DJ: DJ Kool Kid
Best Graphics: Miami Kaos
Best Mixtape Producer: Don Cannon
Best Underground Artist: Joell Ortiz
Best West Coast DJ: DJ Skee
Best Midwest DJ: Mick Boogie
Best Label Representative: Duke Da God
Best West Coast Mixtape Artist: Crooked I
Best Dirty South Mixtape Artist: Lil Wayne
Best Dirty South DJ: DJ Drama
Best Mixtape Internet Radio Show: Shade 45/Whookid
Best Promotional Mixtape:
Best Reggaeton Mixtape DJ: DJ Flaco
Best Chopped and Screwed: Michael ?e5000?ΠWatts
Best International Mixtape DJ: DJ Hotsauce
Best Canadian Mixtape DJ: DJ A-Trak
Kayslay Award - Best Mixtape DJ: DJ Drama
Rookie of the Year: Dub Floyd
Mixtape of the Year: Gangsta Grillz


Street Albums:

  • Terror Alert
  • Terror Alert Pt.2: "Line 'em Up I Knock 'em Down"
  • Terror Alert Pt. 3: "Dumbing Out"
  • B.O.M.B.S - Back On My Bullshit
  • B.O.M.B.S Pt. 2 - Been On My Bullshit
  • Coming Soon - B.O.M.B.S. Pt. 3

Studio Albums:
TBA: No Days Off



Mr. Crisis, also known as, Tyrell Lindsey is a Harlem bred Hip Hop artist. He grew up in the notorious Polo Grounds Housing Projects on 155th Street and 8th Ave in Harlem, NY without his father and was raised by his grandparents.  Growing up a victim of his own circumstance, it was sometimes difficult for Mr.Crisis to choose between a lucrative street life and his music career.  However, he was always conscious of his gift to make music, and with the support of his family and friends, Mr.Crisis released his first mixtape in late 2005 titled "Terror Alert". The mixtape was very well received and helped establish a fan base within his neighborhood.

Mr.Crisis worked tirelessly on his second installment "Terror Alert Pt. 2 - Line 'Em Up, I Knock 'Em Down" as he aimed to increase his fan base beyond his community.  As a result of all his hard work, he received the JUSTO Mixtape Award for Street Album of The Year in April of 2008. Not only was this award a huge accomplishment, but it is also one of a kind as Mr. Crisis is the first artist to ever win that award.  

Over the next few years Mr.Crisis dedicated his life to perfecting his craft and developing himself into an artist that will one day reach millions. He went on to release, Terror Alert Part 3 - "Dumbin' Out", B.O.M.B.S and B.O.M.B.S. 2., with each release creating positive momentum for him amongst some within the industry. He's been seen on BETs 106 & Park, featured on Allhiphop.coms The Breeding Ground as well as  He's rocked some of the top venues in New York; Don Hills, Jamrock (LI), S.O.B.S and was one of the headliners for the CMJ Mixtape Masters Marathon at the Public Assembly where he rocked a 30-minute set. Through the years Mr.Crisis has also performed alongside artist like Loon (Bad Boy Records), Red Cafe (Bad Boy Records), Joell Ortiz (Shady Records), Grafh, Charles Hamilton, Mickey Facts and Fred The Godson.


In late 2010, Mr.Crisis got his first radio spins courtesy of DJ Cocoa Chanel as she regularly had his song "Thats Uptown" in rotation on New York Citys #1 station for Hip Hop & R&B Hot 97 FM.  From 2011 to 2013, Mr.Crisis took a break from the grind of the music business as he dealt with a series of personal issues and lost focus on music.  He got caught up making money promoting parties and dabbling in the street life.  Despite his hiatus, Mr.Crisis remained in high demand amongst his fans, which eventually prompted his return to music in late 2013.

Early Monday morning March 16th, 2014, Mr.Crisis nearly lost his life in a bus accident on his way to Atlanta for some meetings regarding his music. This near death experience reinvigorated Mr.Crisis and his desire to become one of the best MC's to ever grab the mic. Citing that God left him here for a reason, Mr.Crisis is as focused as he's ever been in his career.  The time is now.

On September 11th, 2014, Mr.Crisis released his 6th installment titled, "B.O.M.B.S. 3".  The project was recorded at StadiumRed Recording Studios in Harlem, which boasts 22 Grammy Nominations, 11 Grammy Awards and is home to super producers Just Blaze and Omen.

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