Khrysis (born Christopher Frederick Tyson) is a hip hop producer and half of the duo The Away Team. He is one of the main in-house producers for North Carolina collective JAMLA, alongside 9th Wonder and others. In addition to producing JAMLA artists he has also produced for artists such as Sean Price, Masta Ace, and Jean Grae. His productions utilize samples of records with intricate melodies and diverse drum beats. He began in his teens, recording tracks from his father's massive jazz and R&B record collection onto tape, and then extracting drum samples to make loops using a dual cassette player.
He met rapper Chaundon at NC Central University, who introduced him to 9th Wonder. Later, he began an association with the then called Justus League. With fellow Justus League member Sean Boog, he formed the Away Team, releasing albums National Anthem (2005), Training Day (2007), The Warm Up (2009), Independence Day (2010) and Scars & Stripes (2011).
In 2007, Khrysis was chosen by Nike to create the soundtrack to the documentary LACED, celebrating 30 years of Nike's association with Basketball.
In the past few years Khrysis has worked as a producer for artists such as KRS-One & Buckshot, Blacastan, Little Brother, Big Remo, Krondon, Slum Village, Copywrite, 9th Wonder, Actual Proof, Rapsody, Sean Boog, Mac Miller, Talib Kweli, HaLo, King Mez, TP, Heather Victoria, Elzhi, Phonte, Torae, L.E.G.A.C.Y., GQ, Planet Asia, Skyzoo, Thee Tom Hardy, Heltah Skeltah, Finale, Evidence, Chaundon, Edgar Allen Floe, Brooklyn Academy, Jean Grae, Jozeemo, Supastition, Cormega, Joe Scudda, Median, Sean Price etc.
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