Chrome started breaking in 1983 after seeing the ‘Buffalo Girls’ video on top of the pops, he then started rhyming in 1984 at the tender age of 9. After listening to ‘Sucker MCs’ for the first time he knew that Hip-Hop was going to be with him for the rest of his life. At the age of ten he started making tracks with his brother, pause mixing on a double tape deck using breaks off ‘The History of Hip-Hop’. Even though the quality was ruff this was the early blueprint for what was to be the Def Tex sound. They met up with DJ Sure Delight and started performing. After winning the Brixton Illin’ Rap Clash at the Fridge in 1988, Def Tex went on to support acts like BDP, De La Soul, 3rd Bass, Cash Money and Marvelous, and the list goes on. In 1989 Def Tes got signed by Ten Records (subsidiary of Virgin) most famous for Soul II Soul, Mantronix, T La Rock etc. Nothing was released on Ten Records but they went on to release their own stuff with new recruit ‘The Anthropologist’ on local label Soundclash Records. With several releases under their belt they moved on to bigger things with their first release on London based Hip-Hop label Son Records.
Since then Chrome has gone to release a slew of EPs and two critically-acclaimed LPs and performed shows up and down the country and round Europe as part of Def Tex; promoted numerous events in Norwich including pretty much every UK act going, as well as Kool Herc, Jazzy Jeff, Cash Money, & many more. He’s won an award for ‘Programmer of the Year’ from the nationwide music college A2M; performed round the country and in Europe as a solo artist, including as support for Jurassic 5, Slum Village and Public Enemy amongst others, set up his own label, Homework Records, through which he’s already released his own self-produced album.