Crazy Town , also known as CXT , is an American rap rock band from Los Angeles, California. The band is best known for their single Butterfly , listed in Billboard Hot 100. The formation has three studio albums, The Gift of Game , Darkhorse and The Brimstone Sluggers released August 28, 2015.
Mazur and Binzer, nicknamed Epic and Shifty Shellshock, respectively, begin collaborating as The Brimstone Sluggers in 1995 in Los Angeles, California, with Adam Bravin (aka DJ Adam 12) predecessor to DJ AM. However, they do not intend to publish anything at this time>. In early 1999, Rust Epic, James Bradley Jr. (aka JBJ)., Doug Miller, Adam Goldstein (aka DJ AM), and Antonio Lorenzo "Trouble" Valli join to the group. Their first album, The Gift of Game , was released in November 1999, a few years after the recordings.
The release of The Gift of Game is followed by a tour in support of the Red Hot Chili Peppers. The guitarist Rust Epique leaves the band while the album is in the middle of the mixing, and Crazy Town is joined by Kraig Tyler soon after. The first two singles from The Gift of Game , Toxic and Darkside , are published but do not reach the rankings>.
In 2000, Crazy Town was signed to participate in the Ozzfest, however, they were forced to cancel after Binzer's arrest for breaking a window when he was drunk >>>. Crazy Town then publishes its third single in 2001, Butterfly (which uses Pretty Little Ditty of Red Hot Chili Peppers). It ranks first in the Billboard Hot 100. Soundscan Nielsen reports 100,000 sold copies of The Gift of Game before the publication of Butterfly ; after Butterfly , it reaches the top spot of sales with 1.5 million copies>.
Crazy Town participates in the Ozzfest in 2001>. They are moderately welcomed, and some in the Ozzfest public mocked them by nicknamed them The Butterfly Boys. A fourth single, Revolving Door , is published and moderately sold. In 2001, Crazy Town made a brief appearance in the clip of P. Diddy's "Bad Boy for Life" , Black Rob and Mark Curry.