Christopher Zamora aka “Cross D’Mone”
In the summer of 1990, Christopher Zamora, a.k.a, “Cross D’Mone” was born to an Afro- Colombian Mother and Mexican Father; two immigrant parents in search of work and a better way of life. “My parents were hard workers, immigrants trying to escape the violence and poverty in their homes” says D’Mone “but whenever they were off work, you could hear the music next door from our little apartment”. It was in those days in which D’Mone drew inspiration and developed a passion for music.” As time went on, D’Mone found Hip Hop, then soon thereafter he started to write, record and host his own tapes using a Karaoke machine bought for his birthday from a yard sale.
True to form the name Cross D’Mone was chosen from Richard Wright’s novel “The Outsider.” The main character Cross Damon represents the 20th century black man looking for freedom in Chris’ eyes and is why he choose that as his stage name. Cross describes himself as an intellectual man but an outsider within society rejected by the very American culture that created him. Cross D’Mone is Hip Hop’s embodiment of Richard Wright’s character “Cross Damon.” While listening to his music and talking to him about his work ethic it’s easy to see that he has a sense of determination and urgency which sets him apart from the average 21 year old.
Furthermore, he radiates a will power to change the circumstances of his plight. His story is genuine and struggle authentic; uncomfortably real to the point you become curious to know how he will end up. A story of struggle, redemption and Hip Hop. “All I want is a Peace of Mind…I’ve seen a lot in my short life, in the streets, systems in place, oversees and places but I want to stay mentally free and at peace, that’s it. Its 2 jobs 6 Classes and a mic dream…My name is Cross D’Mone and I’m Vaz Own.”
Cross D’Mone “2 Jobs, 6 Classes, & a Mic Dream”