They started to outdo each other by playing hit songs of that time, and if one of them got to play a particular song first, then the song is considered his, and none of the others can play it. Furthermore, they would perform the songs they have learnt in front of relatives who happens to drop by the house. Coming from a close-knit family, the boys soon learnt to work together to produce their music. When they were in London during their pre-teen and teenage years, they were exposed to a wide variety of music, unlike the Malay music market at that time which was saturated with melancholic and jiwang rock ballads (think long, curly-haired skinny rockers expressing their undying love).
They began to learn up on music production and made their own compilation of cover versions on cassettes. As avid supporters of the Selangor team, they wrote a rap song especially for their favorite Malaysian football team. It was titled ‘Viva Selangor’ and it caught the team’s attention. Soon after, they produced ‘Merah Kuning’ and it was a real boost to their egos when the song was played at the stadium when the team’s playing. This was quite an achievement for a bunch of teenage boys who called themselves at SRU – Selangor Rappers Unit at that time. Norman, Yusry & Edry also started penning more original songs, from ‘Sempoi’, ‘Perception of Love’ to ‘Generasiku’.
Little did they know that Norman’s college friend passed their demo to Calvin Wong of EMI Malaysia. He instantly liked what he heard and called them up for an audition. It didn’t take long for him to decide to sign the boys up and KRU was officially born on 19 May 1992. Now what on earth is KRU? It is originally just a matter of manipulating the word ‘crew’, implying that the brothers work together as a crew. But somehow the radio DJs called them K-R-U and well, everyone knows them as that and in time, it became a huge name in the local music industry.
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