The Crest

The Crest

BandHip Hop

The Crest (AD, Jack Cracker, DJ Skrabble, and Jayson Blare) have been pioneering hip hop in their hometown Madison and all throughout Wisconsin. Their Mid-West vibe and everyday feel has won over fans that are more diverse than the traditional hip hop crowd.

Biography

The Crest (AD, Jack Cracker, DJ Skrabble, and Jayson
Blare) have been pioneering hip hop in their hometown
Madison and all throughout Wisconsin. Their Mid-West
vibe and everyday feel has won over fans that are more
diverse than the traditional hip hop crowd. Success
has been a long time in the making for The Crest. AD
and Jack Cracker are brothers that grew up with a love
for hip hop in the early 80’s which began with break
dancing and over time molded into rhyming.

Since first hitting a real studio in 1997, The Crest
has released 11 self distributed albums. Music from
these releases won The Crest three John Lennon
Songwriting Contest Awards (2001-2003) and one
Independent Music Award (2000). In 2002 During the
recording of “Binge Thinking” rappers AD and Jack
Cracker met producers DJ Skrabble and Jayson Blare.
The foursome clicked musically and began to take their
sound to an even higher level. This fusion landed The
Crest a recording contract with Uprising Records, a
diverse label which has been home to artists such as
Fall Out Boy, Stretch Armstrong and Ricanstruction. In
June 2005 The Crest dropped their national debut
“Skeptik” on Uprising Records. “Skeptik” was written
over an intense six month period, and uses a lot of
live instrumentation throughout. The group has
performed hundreds of shows through out the Mid-West
including a few Vans Warped Tours, and is noted for
their intense live performances and freestyles.

Discography

RELEASES:

Family Ties (1999)
Cheese N Crackers (2000)
Crestmail (2000)
Not 4 Sale (2001)
Sublimation (2001)
Hats Off (2002)
Misguided Recordings (2002)
Not 4 Sale 2 (2003)
Binge Thinking (2003)
Wiscompton Vol. 1 (2004)
Liberty Bomb (2004)
Skeptik (2005)
Not 4 Sale 3 (2006)

HAVE APPEARED IN:

Roadtrip Nation (PBS, 2007)
NBA 2k7 (2ksports, 2007, video game)
'Higher Ground' (Warren Miller, 2006, snowboard/ski video)
'Tangerine Dream' (TGR, 2006, snowboard/ski video)

Set List

sets average 45-55 mins.
no covers