Legendary New York City battle-rap Champion C-Rayz Walz considers energy an art unto itself. This Bronx-bred emcee is a lyrical maniac on stage, off the tip of his tongue, in the studio, on MTV and wherever he shines his light.
•As one of the original members of the infamous rap crew Stronghold, C-Rayz Walz has been a fixture in the New York hip-hop scene for years. He was also signed to the legendary Indie Hip-Hop Label, Definitive Jux with El.P
•He has hosted tons of hip-hop shows and events, has dropped over 40 singles that consistently make noise on the Billboard charts, College Radio, Online Sites & Blogs. C-Rayz has had a video in rotation on BET and started his own label, SunCycle Entertainment—home to a large roster of talented artists.
•On the battle circuit, C-Rayz is a most formidable opponent. Recognized as the only undefeated three-time EOW (End of the Weak) emcee challenge champion. He was banned from the Blaze Battle for beating competitors in past contests, and has claimed victory over the world's best freestylers, including Supernatural and Jin.
•MTV producers felt the man's charisma and star power, choosing him over more than 100 qualified applicants to star in an episode of the hit reality show "Made," in which C-Rayz teaches an upper-class white kid from Minneapolis to rap. The episode scored a 2.3 on the Nielsen Ratings and is the highest-rated reality TV episode in the network's history.
The Facts: C-Rayz Walz has performed over 400 live shows since 2003.
Blazing Stages in Europe, South America, Australia, (Africa & Japan coming soon) shared the stage with the likes of Raekwon, dead prez, Mos Def, Aesop Rock, The Pharcyde, People Under the Stairs, Deep Rooted, Atmosphere, Mr Cheeks, De La Soul, Slick Rick, Doug E Fresh, Pete Rock, Insane Clown Posse, R.A. The Rugged Man, Mickey Avalon, Killah Priest, GhostFace Killah, Inspectah Deck, GZA, SoundTribe Sector Nine, Sage Francis, Digable Planets, X-Clan, GrandMaster Caz, Mellie Mel, Cold Crush, Busy Bee, DJ JS-1 & Rahzel, Kool Keith, Self Scientific, Brother Ali, Spank Rock, The Juggaknots, DJ Muggz, Pigeon John, Camp Lo, Scarub and Luckyiam of the Living Legends, Rebel Diaz, Reef The Lost Cauze, Large Professor, The New Positive Reggae Vibe Light of Matisyahu & now w/ Abraham Inc. feat. The Musical Genius of SoCalled, David Krakauer & Legendary Trombonist Fred Wesley of James Brown/Parliament Funkadelic Legacy.
This prolific artist is more than a musician, poet, and stage-wrecker – he has written two books and one screenplay, and also films, directs and edits many of his own music videos. He even dips his fingers into the visual arts. For the last three years, he has performed in shows all over Europe with Abraham Inc. and others in the musical hit, “The Third Season.” Additionally, he has utilized his platform and music to shed light on social issues, such as childhood diabetes, through his Collaboration with the Non-Profit “Dunk The Junk.” It's clear to see that after lighting up the underground for years with his luminous talent, it's truly the dawn of a new era....
The SunCycle Emcee is ready to rise and shine all over this third rock.