C5 is a dynamic, conscious, and innovative rapper, songwriter from Oakland, CA. He prides himself on making music that is an honest representation of his life experiences. His music tells the story of what it’s like to be from the streets, remain true to yourself, and fight for a life better than the one he’s seen. You can hear the duality of his street and college education in his pen game.
10 March 1994
|Bachelor Degree in Digital Media Arts (CSU Dominguez Hills)
C5 began his journey rapping in the 8th grade. At an early age, he realized that God gave him a voice to tell his story, but that there was much opposition he’d have to overcome to get where he wanted in life. He made some choices young that resulted in legal consequences that could’ve easily destroyed his future.
Despite the challenges of the influence of the streets, he was able to push himself through college where he was an academic mentor and graduated with a degree in Digital Media Art from CSU Dominguez Hills. It was there in his dorm room that he wrote, recorded, and released his first project Dorm Flow. As well as, developed and launched a clothing brand by the same name as the project.
He has since released 5 other projects :
- Dorm Flow 2 (2016)
- Only up from Here (2017)
- Be Patient (2018), Overdue (2018)
- Interstate 5 (2020)
Accumulating over a total of streams. He toured as an opening act for Chance The Rapper, Snoop Dogg, Lil Uzi Vert, 21 Savage, Usher, Bryson Tiller, E-40, and performed with Royce Da 5’9. He has features with notable artists such as Marty Grimes, Rexx Life Raj, and Mistah F.A.B. He’s accumulated over 2.28 million streams since releasing his first album.
Did You Know…
- He’s accumulated over 2.28 million streams since releasing his first album.
- It was there in his dorm room that he wrote, recorded, and released his first project Dorm Flow.