Chris Lionel James also known as Chris James HooKking, Was born on the 3rd of January 1993,In Harare Zimbabwe. Music has been an instrument he has used to channel his many life experiences. Like any other African child the talent that he is was reined over by the wishes of those that envisioned a different pathway for him. At the age of 16 he broke free and found his way to a studio and recorded his first single titled ndimakukonda (ndinokuda) featuring Jerry b A.K.A Mukanya.Over the years he has worked with producers such as Anonzi xndr, Rayo Beats and Mc clean beats. Chris James has also worked with artists such as Mc Chita, Marcques, Mile, Mc cut and many more. Chris James serenades the masses of the sounds of R&B, Hip-hop and Neo soul. He takes advantage of his linguistic abilities and writes in English, Nyanja, Shona and a little bit of Nigerian.His goal is to tell the African story with every master piece he creates.