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Christian Cruz, better known as Konflik was born in Arecibo, Puerto Rico fighting for his life from Birth with a rare disease called Chronic Neutropenia. At the age of 2 Konflik arrived to Chicago where he spent the majority of his life receiving treatment and fighting this rare disease. Mixed with the environment of Logan Square among drug dealing and gang-banging, Konflik had to learn quicker th...an most of his peers to construct an undeniable commerce and craft within him. Developing a large taste and appreciation for music his inspirations are as unique as his music. Hip Hop, Rock, Oldies, Salsa, R & B and the Language and Rhythm of the island (Puerto Rico), have all been and continue to be Konfliks inspiration to become the best at his craft.
As a teen Konflik spent his time in the hallways, lunch room, and class rooms of Taft High School dropping jaws free-styling with his high vocabulary and intriguing flow of words. Konflik continued to develop his style by joining the Poetry Club of St. Gregory High School to heighten and hone in on his gift. There he learned to write and structure his words into songs and also began to gain performance experience as well. He knew his true calling came on prom night when he was invited to record for the first time at a recording studio. That first taste of creating and recording music in a professional environment is what convinced Konflik to ascend to the top of his game as one of the Midwest’s most insightful new age lyricists. Konflik has since had the honor of recording with musical greats such as Masta Ace, Shawnna, Swizz, and Solomans Child from Wu Tang Killa Bee’s. While performing in some of Chicago’s hottest bars and clubs and being invited to open for Hip Hop Artists such as Bizzy Bone of Bone Thugs N Harmony , Johnny P, and Buk of Physcodrama, Konflik also has a hot album called Birth released in 2012 on various digital markets. With the aspiration to produce in the likes of his influences and balancing his instilled work ethic from his youth, Konflik steps into the hip hop scene infused with a remarkable sense of individuality and creativity.
Currently working on his second album, Konflik has determined that he is here to stay and show that his music speaks for itself. He will continue to deliver the music that people desire by continuing to reach and connect to fans Nationally and Internationally. Konfliks uniqueness has definitely found a place to fit in the music industry and longevity is the goal which will make his presence forever immortal!