Edwin Ayoung, better known as Crazy, is a Calypsonian. He has been active since the mid-1970s and is one of the most successful artists from Trinidad and Tobago.  Ayoung was born in Port of Spain, to a Chinese-Trinidadian father and an Afro-Venezuelan mother. As a youth he showed promise as a cricketer but chose a career in music. He initially worked under the names Wong Ping and the Mighty Arawak but was renamed ‘Crazy’ by fellow calypsonian Fred Farrell, due to his extravagant performances. In 1984, he became one of the first Soca artists to perform at Reggae Sunsplash in Jamaica. He pioneered the crossover genre Chutney Soca with his 1989 Road March entry, Nani Wine. In 2012, he pioneered another new style, “Trini-style Reggae”, releasing a Trini-Reggae cover of Hotel California. Crazy’s lyrics are often humorous but have also incorporated political themes.