New to the BJ Hip Hop scene, there is only one name soon to be ringing through the streets and that name is Kollross. Residing from Seattle (USA), this remarkable artist has over and over again re-defined himself not only as an emcee, but also his ability to progressively adapt to the ever-changing American music industry. "Kollross! This guy is the definition of versatility." - Toby Sirois, Premo Records.
Kollross is currently in the process of cooking up his first official studio release, Awoken By Despair. (With production by BJ expat and Clevend, Ohio native, José Williams). "Awoken by Despair is my final attempt to rise up through the ranks as an artist and really make some big things happen for myself and my people."
Local features have yet to be determined, as Kollross and his team hit various Hip Hop venues around the city to get a wiff of what type of raw talent Beijing has to offer. Past releases have included features from such artists as Geo (of Blue Scholars), Rocky Sandoval, Rob Harris (of The Grey Area) and Natalie-Live. As far as recent accomplishments, Kollross dropped his second studio release, entitled Tunnel Vision on Valentine's Day of 2013, under the alias "K-TRUTH". Since then, the highly driven artist has completely changed course and has taken his talents to the very vibrant streets of Beijing, China.
"Kollross truly is Rap, Rock and Dance wrapped into one!" - Eric Nelson, Eclipse Studios. Now with an entirely new direction, style and sound, Awoken by Despair is sure to make a lot of noise, very fast in the heart of China's Hip Hop scene. Watch out, Beijing! This expat is on a mission.