"Crazy Town" (also known as "CXT") is a rapcore band formed in Hollywood, CA in the fall of 1995 by rappers/producers "Shifty Shellshock" (Seth Brooks Binzer) and "Epic Mazur" (Bret Mazur).
Binzer (from Boston) and Mazur (born in Brooklyn) had moved to Los Angeles in their infancy, and discovered Hip Hop at a young age. Binzer started writing rhymes when he was 12, and was a fan of Punk Rock. Mazur began cutting and sampling records while in High School. The two met at a studio in Hollywood sometime in 1995, forming a group originally called the Brimstone Sluggers. Other band members joined in 1999, bringing elements of punk and metal to their sound.
Crazy Town came to fame during a wave of alternative rock bands heavily influenced by Hip Hop. Their contemporary bands include Papa Roach and Limp Bizkit.
Their debut album, ''The Gift of Game'', was released in 1999 and became a multi-platinum seller. The first single was "Toxic", followed by "Darkside". The album's third single, "Butterfly", became one of the biggest selling singles of the year worldwide, reaching #1 in the US Hot 100 for two weeks in 2001. The song included a sample of the Red Hot Chili Peppers ...