Krumbsnatcha aka King Solomon Coming Back Produced By DJ Intrigue
Born in Fitchburg, MA Krumb Snatcha AKA Demetrius Gibbs is the oldest of three and has 2 younger sisters. Krumb moved around as a child living in Brooklyn, Harlem, Lawrence, Worcester and even Frankfurt, Germany. He attended Morris College for a semester before joining the army. He began rapping at the young age of 11, and was influenced by rappers such as Eric B, Rakim, Big Daddy Kane, KRS One, Doug E Fresh, The Fatboys, NWA, Kool Moe Dee, Nas, A Tribe Called Quest, Leaders of the New School, The Wu-Tang Clan, and Gangstarr.
Krumb submitted demos to MIA Records out of Lawrence MA which got him the introduction to DJ Premier. They worked together and made “Closer To God” and soon teamed up with mentor Guru from Gangstarr. He was featured on “Make ‘Em Pay” a big track on Gangstarr’s album “Moment of truth” in which he won Source Magazine’s Hip Hop Quotable. His popularity grew even more with his “W.O.L.V.E.S” song that featured MOP and was on the Training Day Soundtrack. Over the years he has also worked with Shabba Ranks, Ghostface Killah, Lord Tarek, Nottz, Big Shug, Ed OG, Tony Touch, Blaq Poet, Termanology, Reks, Pete Rock, Large Professor, Arabian Knight, DJ Doom, and Beat Minerz.
I had the honor of meeting and hanging out with Krumb about 12 years ago when he was staying with some friends who had a house just outside Worcester. Upon entering the house I was not privy to who Krumb was or who his boys were either. One guy starts to freestyle as he is cooking up some food on the stove. Immediately I assumed that this was Krumb. I listened closely, trying to hear his rhymes and recall not being too impressed. Soon another guy came up to me and starting chatting with me, asked me if I was into ink, and asked me what I would think of his back tattoo as an album cover. His back was covered in ink and I agreed that it would make a cool cover. He then told me it would be on the front of his next album called Long Awaited – Snatcha Season, Pt. 2. I realized at that point who Krumb Snatcha was, along with how cool and humble he was.
When his album dropped I rushed out to buy it so I could verify that it was indeed the guy I was talking to. The cover confirmed it was Krumb Snatcha!
Although 3 years ago Krumb said he was done making music and being part of certain elements and musical endeavors, this song proves that we haven’t heard the last of Krumb Snatcha.
Johnny V 3/25/15
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