There are some enterprises in the music industry and beyond that are correctly named, and CLEARVISION ENTERTAINMENT is one of them! Every move it makes in the industry is a result of the “clear vision” of its CEO and lead artist, New Orleans’ own CRIX GREEN. His mission is crystal clear, and so is that of the company: to create an indelible impact on the entertainment industry and provide an ocean of economic opportunity for everyone associated with the Clearvision movement.
Crix Green grew up in New Orleans, La. as one of 10 siblings. “We weren’t poor, but we weren’t rich either; my 3 sisters slept in one room, and my 6 brothers and I slept in another. From a young age I became about my business-I knew I wanted to live comfortably, and give my kids a better life, so I did what I had to do to put some bread in my pocket and food on the table”.
Crix began his journey in the music industry as a songwriter for New Orleans based INMATE Records, working closely with his brother BIG REN on his debut “THE REN ALBUM”. In 2005, after Katrina hit the Crescent City, Crix had an epiphany of sorts, saying “After Katrina, I realized it was time to get busy. I learned that when things are good, people put on a good front and act like everything is cool, but when trouble comes, you see who people really are, and they show their true colors. Everything got real serious for me in all aspects of my life after Katrina hit”.
In late 2005, he formed CLEARVISION ENTERTAINMENT, and began producing an album for his talented protégé DESERT, who sadly passed away in prison from a seizure before Crix could complete his album. “I know how to survive when tragedy strikes, so I didn’t let DESERT’S passing deter my grind; I knew I had to step up and carry the torch for the Clearvision movement, so I became the featured artist in addition to being the CEO of the company”.
He completed his first album in late 2008, and dropped another album to rave reviews after linking up with the well known DJ SCREAM which featured the popular “Ben Franklin” and “I’m On It” featuring PAPA REU. In 2013 Crix dropped the single “Feel Good”, and later remixed it to feature JUVENILE. His new single, “So Cool” is burning up the airwaves while its video has thousands of youtube views, and will be the lead single off his album “A Gangsta & A Gentlemen” which will drop this summer.
When asked how it is to wear two hats as CEO and lead artist, Crix says “Everything we do here at Clearvison is real; I’ve always worn more than one hat in my personal life as a businessman, father, son, brother, MC, songwriter, etc. The streets taught me to trust only those who are worthy of being trusted, which is why I handpick the artists in the Clearvision family-they ride or die with me, and I ride or die with them. Wearing two or more hats is easy when everything you do works toward the good of the company-its all about having a “clear vision” of where you want to go and how you want to get there-that is why I named our company CLEARVISION ENTERTAINMENT”.
One of the unique things about Clearvision is its diversity and its reality based content. “We are going to have artists representing every genre of music such as Reggaeton, R&B and Pop, and you can rest assured everything that is sung or rapped about will be 100% real”.
Clearvision has aligned itself with a talented roster of artists and engaged industry professionals and consultants that will assure its longterm success:
BANGA, 22, likes to say that he “tells it like he lives it” and believes “the grind, the struggle, the hustle, if you want to get the money, all takes time and persistence. I’ve been down with Crix Green for 6 years and we are united in our goals”.
JUNE, 19, who likes to tell his story “from a unique perspective” and says that everything he raps about and represents is “100% real.” “That’s why our team is so tight-we don’t rap about fantasy- we have lived everything we rap about”.
RENNIX, 19, calls himself a “natural born CEO” and echoes a familiar Clearvision theme “The way we move in these streets, the way we represent our family and our neighborhood, the way we get this money, and the way we are going to take over this industry is 100% real-no studio gangsters or posers in our family. With Crix at the helm, and us riding with him, we are definitely going to be the biggest thing to come out of New Orleans since Cash Money.”
URBAN ROOTZ MEDIA, LLC. is handling the Clearvision social media promotions and digital marketing.
- ALEXANDER JENKINS, ESQ., an industry veteran with over 25 years experience in the industry, has been brought on to represent the company.
Seems like the vision is truly clear for CRIX GREEN, CLEARVISION ENTERTAINMENT and the Clearvision family of young talented artists and producers, and the industry will soon take notice.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What city and state are you from?
CRIX GREEN: I am from New Orleans, Louisiana A.K.A The Big Easy.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What is your music background?
CRIX GREEN: My music is background is hip-hop/rap.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: Why do you want to record and release your own music?
CRIX GREEN: Music has always been apart of me. I like how you can tell a story and people can feel or relate to you. It helps me to believe that I’m not alone and I can help those feel better about what they are going through or have them feeling amped or turned up.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What are your songs about?
CRIX GREEN: My songs are mainly about the pretty, the ugly, the triumphant, the struggles, the gangster, and the gentlemen to sum it all up the everyday life of Crix Green.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: Who is your fan base directed towards?
CRIX GREEN: I make music for the urban market with the same background as me. My music is for those born in a poverty stricken area parents on welfare with dreams of changing their living conditions.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: Who are your musical influences?
CRIX GREEN: Coming up I listened to a lot of down south and west coast music like Scarface and the Ghetto Boys, 8ball & MJG, UGK, 2pac, Spice1, and Too Short just to name a few.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: How would you describe your music to people?
CRIX GREEN: There are many words that can describe my music, but there is only one definition – To view and represent things like they really are.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What makes you stand out from other artists?
CRIX GREEN: I feel that there are three types of musicians, real, fake, and an artist. An artist raps in every aspect to show his artistry, a fake pretends to be what he raps about. When you are real, you are what you rap about. I feel there are never been a musician with that latitude.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What are some upcoming projects you are currently working on?
CRIX GREEN: I recent finished a project titled “Double G” stands for Gangsta and a Gentlemen going to drop by the fall. Right now I’m working on another project call “Statutes of Limitations”
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What are your career goals? Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
CRIX GREEN: My main objective is to make this company Clearvision into or bigger than a Cash Money or a No Limit. In ten years, I see myself sitting on the throne of my goal.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: How can your fans access your music and contact you?
CRIX GREEN: Twitter – @crixgreen, Soundclound – @crix-green and Spotify – @crixgreen