LightningCloud is a North American Hip Hop group based out of Los Angeles, California. The duo consists of Crystle Lightning and MC RedCloud. Invigorated by the sounds and energy of the underground club scenes, LightningCloud found a way to fuse the elements of Hip Hop with Electro-House music, giving birth to a two headed, fire spitting dragon of sophisticated delivery. LightningCloud is well equipped with a highly anticipated debut album that is rumored to explode and capture the hearts of every listener. With a vibrant, multimedia stage performance in their arsenal and a hunger that is all but gone in this generation, LightningCloud arrives to save us all from the monotony… just in the nick of time.
Sam Slovik of the LA Weekly writes “LightningCloud is the Bonnie and Clyde of Hip Hop” and they live up to that quote on this debut album. The LP is described as first class lyricism with an assortment of patterns, styles and articulations, over unmerciful hip hop, electro and house production. Songs like “Casino Money” and “Gravitron” satisfy the souls of any dance club enthusiasts, while tracks like “Hang it Up Daddy” and “Get Tribal” earn the respect of hip hop heads and boombox saints alike.
Crystle Lightning is everything that her given name implies: a clear bolt of penetrating energy.
A Plains Cree/First Nations Indigenous woman, Crystle began her show business journey at the tender age of four in Edmonton Alberta, Canada. By the age of nine, Crystle and her family relocated to Hollywood California where she immediately landed her first lead role in the blockbuster hit: 3 NINJAS – KNUCKLE UP. Since then she has landed impressive performances, including: a recurring role on the daytime NBC soap DAYS OF OUR LIVES, BET’s THE GAME, AMERICAN PIE PRESENTS: BANDCAMP, and in OLDER THAN AMERICA she played strong supporting role along side veteran actor BRADLEY COOPER (“Hang Over” “People Magazines Sexiest Man Alive 2011″).
A woman of many talents, Crystle Lightning is also a well established DJ. She is one half of the Hollywood DJ Crew “Ladies of The House”. Spinning records at notable famed clubs such as King King and House of Blues and honed residencies at The 1616 Club and Lucys 51, Crystle Lightning made
her imprint in the realm of music entertainment. While touring with partner in crime and rhyme, RedCloud, Crystle made her way from behind the DJ booth to center stage with Mic in hand and discovered another way to move the crowd. LightningCloud was concieved.
MC RedCloud, from the City of Hawthorne, is an indigenous legend with a highly exalted live performance track record.
A California Native and Huichol Indian (Jalisco, Mexico), MC RedCloud began his underground supremacy when his freestyles where heard over the radio airwaves, as he defeated numerous opponents on Power 106 with Felli Fel. RedCloud signed with Syntax/Koch in 2000 and moved well over 50,000 units of his releases. RedCloud is a “Tour Monster” and has seen 60 Nationwide dates in a row with TECH N9NE. He has also toured consistently with IMMORTAL TECHNIQUE, KRS ONE and EVIDENCE.
RedCloud’s life would be forever changed during a chance encounter at a Native Threads Catalogue Photoshoot, when he met his soul mate Crystle Lightning. Both being rehearsal junkies and choreography addicts, it was only a matter of time that LightningCloud would overflow and spill onto stages all across the Planet. LightningCloud’s self titled debut album “LightningCloud” is scheduled to release early 2012. Bundle up, the reign is coming.