Asemota Ize-Iyamu (aka Kross) is a native of Edo State but lived in Lagos most of his life. He is currently studying Information Science in the University Of Pretoria, South Africa. His main musically influence is Lil Wayne but also looks up to Drake, Kanye West, MI, Jay-Z and J. Cole.
The 19 year old rapper has garnered quite a lot of fans without a label, videos or a project out. Finally, his much anticipated debut mixtape, “Rough Sketch” has been released on Nigeria’s Independence Day (01.10.11) and it contains 16 tracks. It features production and guest appearances from upcoming musicians but majority of the tracks were solely perfomed by Kross. And the mixtape is very Diverse and shows Kross having a different delivery and approach to all the songs.
The mixtape is hosted by Dj Bee.
Enjoy the mixtape below.
01 Paint Brush & Palettes [Prod by Jibzy Beatz]
02 Cassettes [Prod by Future Beatz]
03 Won Le (ft. A-Top)
04 I Got It
05 Brain Dead [Prod by Blaze Money]
06 Falling Walls [Prod by Gobbla]
08 Do Right [Prod by EaZY D]
09 Teddy Bears & Roses [Prod by Future Beatz]
10 No Competition (ft. ELi)
11 AWOL (A Wolf On the Loose)
12 Paint Job (ft. EaZY D)
13 Beautiful Turkey (ft. SOS)
14 Don Corleone
15 Heartbreak Nightmares [Prod by Future Beatz]