Kryptik was an emcee from Waterbury, CT. He was the founder and owner of F.T.I. Records, a label in which he released multiple solo projects, collaboration compilations, mixtapes, and a demo with his live band, DV8.
Emerged on the underground rap scene in early 2006, Kryptik was influenced by the likes of Esham, ICP, Twiztid, the Wu-tang Clan, and Cypress Hill. He created a style all his own, which he dubbed East Koast MurdaRap. Kryptiks music was filled with pain, anger, violence, and sick humor, with shocking lyrics presented in an intelligent manner.