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NEW ALBUM on Definitive Jux "Year Of The Beast", past albums include "Ravipops: The Substance", "Limelight", "Singular Plurals", "The Prelude"


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The Evolution of the BEAST

•Original Member #5 of the elite NYC rap crew called “Stronghold”.
•Releases an unprecedented 20 singles thru various independent labels
•Recognized as the only three time EOW emcee challenge freestyle champion.
•Battles the infamous freestyle king “Supernatural” wins $100 prize.
•Banned from competing in the Blaze Battle for defeating all contestants in past battles.
•Releases three independent albums on his own Sun Cycle Records label:
1. “The Prelude”-
2.“Singular Plurals”
•Signs deal with producer and label owner EL-P with Definitive Jux releases his first major worldwide distributed record entitled “Ravipops” 16,000 sold & counting.
•Releases the title single “Buck80” video debuts on BET and plays over 50 times on the network.
•Over 200 live shows since the release of “Ravipops” in the US , Europe and South America shared the stage with the likes of Raekwon the Chef, El-P, RJD2, Mos Def, Aesop Rock, The Pharcyde, People Under the Stairs, Atmosphere, Mr Cheeks, De La Soul, Perceptionist, Slick Rick, Doug E Fresh, Pete Rock, and even Insane Clown Posse.
•Finally in 2005 after a year and a half of seclusion and studying the art of war, C-Rayz burns his cherished collection of 20 rhyme books and listens to over 1000 beat submissions with only 15 making the cut he puts together his follow up sophomore album on “Definitive Jux” entitled “YEAR OF THE BEAST”
•Release date set: May 17th, 2005.