Kool CrAzE first rose to fame after becoming BET 106 & Park's freestyle Friday champion on July 24, 2009. Following three buzz-worthy appearances on the national program, CrAzE ventured off to become the top played artist on Akon's Hit Lab -- a tastemaker site for rising independent artists. His compelling lyricism and production earned the attention of industry heavy hitter, LL Cool, who featured him as a Boomdizzle All-Star finalist. Shortly after, LL CooL J's DJ, Cut Creator crowned CrAzE among the top 10 artist on the site. CrAzE mixtape "MCMLIV" was ranked top 10 on Datpiff, he has also headlined shows for Susan G. Komen for the Cure, won best indie hip hop artist of 2012 by multibillion dollar computer company Intel, and much more.