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Joseph Matthews better known as Crushal was born on December 14, 1981 in Brooklyn, New York. Although Crushal was born in Brooklyn, he spent most of his childhood years growing up in Tivoli Gardens, Jamaica West Indies. It was from these early years in Jamaica where Crushal developed his love for Reggae music. Crushal has two sisters and eight brothers. He is also the father to three children. He works within the diesel mechanical field. When Crushal is not busy working or attending to his fatherly duties, he enjoys motorcycling, free lance writing and disc jockey.

Crushal has reformed the gift of writing music and performing. He self writes all of his music and is a natural at entertaining the ladies. He has written over 150 songs and he labels his music as “Electro Reggae Pop.” Electro Reggae Pop is a new musical genre that Crushal takes pride in developing which consists of a mix of soul, pop, funk, techno and dancehall. The talent of music is not new to Crushal. He has been a disc jockey since the early ages of twelve. During this time, he wrote songs and performed at talent shows in his junior high school.

Crushal grew up in the rough neighborhood of East Flatbush and is familiar with the struggles that young youths face today. Crushal’s passion for music comes from his determination to influence the upcoming generation. He is humbled by his blessings and thanks the Father above for all his talents.