There’s, no simple way to describe Hip-Hop duo Kataztrofee. From their staple colorfully coordinated wardrobe, southern roots, and catchy beats, to their clever lyrics, vibrant stage presence, and domineering swag, the pair known as Victory and Mr Arrogant, create exciting music you simply can’t forget.
Born and raised in Fort Worth, Texas, Eric “Victory” Johnson and Shannon “Mr Arrogant” Speed met in middle school and became friends over their love of freestyling. The pair quickly became well known around town for their witty freestyle battles and it wasn’t long before the rising stars decided to become the group known as “Kataztrofee.” The duo recorded several mixtapes in the early days and stayed on the grind, passing out CDs and performing at local venues to gain fans.
Inspired by the likes of Hip Hop moguls Diddy, Jay-Z, Master P, Russell Simmons, Dr. Dre, Nelly and 50 Cent, Kataztrofee has their hands in several entrepreneurial endeavors of their own.
Their hit single and official video “Polo, Polo, Polo,” released in the summer of 2013, put them on the map, gathering thousands of new fans and radio play with their fly fashion and catchy look. In a thrilling turn of events, their colorfully coordinated ensembles, high-energy delivery and creative lyrics, landed them on the “2 Good to Be T.R.U. Tour”, alongside heavyweights 2 Chains, Pusha T, and August Alsina. Since then they have opened up and or toured with Juicy J, Tech Nine, Kevin Gates, Big Sean, Big K.R.I.T., YFN Lucci and Bigga Rankin. “Everything came natural to us and we gained unmatched experience while winning new fans in each city; “They loved us,” notes Mr Arrogant.
Their music is subject to send you on an emotional rollercoaster. They cover everything from fashion, to daily life, to how Victory lost his family due to a house fire, at age 3, to how Mr Arrogant got shot. If you want to get to know Kataztrofee, listen to their lyrics. They are personal experiences with rhythm. You’ll feel happy, sad, mad and everything in between.
While honing their own talents, Mr Arrogant and Victory continue to cultivate the budding careers of artists on their label, Trofee Style Records. The group “Bag Boyz”, which consists of Joesph “Young Joeski” Smith and Kendrick “Lil Speed” Speed, who happens to be Mr Arrogant’s biological brother. The Kataztrofee/Trofee Styyle brand is a rising empire. It won’t be long before it becomes a household name.