Chase Exclusive: Kriticos - Gold Tooth
Kriticos is our new muse in this week's Chase Exclusive. We are incredibly excited by this Brussels based artist who is full of surprises. Kriticos has started his music career in the summer of 2016. With barely any tracks on his record, he still manages to demonstrate a lot of creativity and delivers smooth vocals, somewhere in between hip hop and R&B in each feature. ‘Gold Tooth’ is a message to any talented individual to not let anyone hold you back from pursuing your dreams.
You heard the boy!
If you could compare yourself to an already established artist, who would that be and why?
I would probably compare myself to Damso. We are both foreigners in Belgium; I'm not Congolese like him, but we are both children of Africa. I was born in Zambia and raised by my dad who is part Zambian, part Greek (hence my name "Kritikos") and by my mom who is 100% Tanzanian. We also have in common that we became successful in another country, early on in our career. And apparently people say we look alike. Haha!
What are you working on currently that excites you?
I just came back from Tanzania where I was recording an EP. I spent most of April in Dar Es Salaam. Not to mill about, but to work. I was spending my days in the studio from 10AM to midnight. I was working with talented locals artists. The tracks we were making were inspired by the vibe in that country. I don’t know if there is something in the Tanzanian air, but the music I was creating there is really different and beautiful.
If there's one dead artist that you could hang out with for a day, who would that be?
I'd hang out with Maya Angelou. She is one of my biggest heroes. I admire her beliefs a lot. I could learn a lot of things and cherish the conversations we would have for the rest of my life.
What are your thoughts on being an artist in today’s world?
I feel the cosmopolitan world we live in today is incredibly useful in some ways. For example, I was able to make music in Belgium with the goal of releasing it in Tanzania only - not even on the internet. So while I was living a normal life over here, I was making a name for myself in a completely different continent. That’s crazy. I plan to make my music public soon, though.
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