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Crisis Mr. Swagger is more than just your typical Perth City man. He is a Pro-Pre-Established, Multi-Award winning, Grammy Recognised Hip-Hop artist, re-introducing himself to a new audience since settling in Australia. Born, Chisenga G. Katongo in Lusaka, Zambia, now considered and respected as a legend in Zambia, he was the first Zambian artist to release a Hip-Hop album in 2005. The album ‘Officer in Charge’ set the rapper as a leader and pioneer. His artistry is inspired by musicians such as: Dr. Dre, Nas, Beastie Boys, Rakim, Bob Marley, The Beatles, U2, Coldplay, Big Daddy Kane, BDP and KRS-One. This group of artists also explains the rappers sound. It’s like Dr. Dre meets Bob Marley, Busta Rhymes and Coldplay.

Having created a song that spoke against Human Trafficking, he got recognition by the International Labour Organisation (ILO) and IMO (International Migration Organisation). The ILO then sponsored a Business Class for Artists to which Crisis Mr. Swagger was a recipient and also received a certificate. Crisis Mr. Swagger is well known for nurturing younger artists, a tradition that he continues to carry on wherever he goes. While in Australia, he has discovered a talent in 11 year old Ani-K who he describes as an amazing young talent with a great chance of making it big.

Meanwhile, the rapper has also been part of the Australian governments NEIS (New Enterprise Incentive Scheme) where he had further studies and received another certificate in Small Business Management. One of his proudest moments is when he shared the stage with Akon and Sean Paul to a crowd of +48,000 people at Zimbabwe’s Harare Sports Stadium. He has opened shows and shared the stage with other major, international artists such as Oliver Mthukudzi, Akon, Sean Paul, E-40, Warren-G while living and performing in major cities such as California, Atlanta -Georgia, London, Paris, Harare, and Johannesburg etc.

In September 2013, his suburban song about Morley was picked as a favourite by former 92.9 Perth DJ’s, Lisa, Paul and Baz who went on to get a video made about the song. Most recently, his song 'The Fire Inside' was part of The Sochi 2014 Olympics playlist as picked by CBS - Radio Canada through Reverbnation.com where he continues to dominate the Number 1 spot. His new album is part of a major business plan that will see him perform in major cities around the world, including Asia, Australia and Europe.

 

On the full moon of June, 2015, he released a new LP 'The Quiet Don' and is constantly performing in Perth, he is looking to get onto major stages. His Afro-Global background has helped him stand out as a Hip-Hop artist living in Australia. In 2010, he was one of four African artists hired by MTV Base to perform at a World Cup event in Johannesburg, South Africa. He has performed in Atlanta, Hollywood, London, Zimbabwe, Malawi etc., released five albums and shared the stage with names including; Akon, Sean Paul, E-40 and many others. The biggest audience he has performed for was a roaring crowd of 48,000 people, at the Harare Sports Stadium.