“God blessed me with a voice to deliver, so I’m telling my story.” C5 is an intricate lyricist who uses his craft to speak about his experiences that led him to where he is today. As a young creative, growing up in Oakland, CA was a tough battle he fought every day. Being surrounded by the wrong people led C5 to make wrong decisions and almost destroyed his future. However, after being accepted into Dominguez Hills in the Los Angeles area, his life immediately took a turn in the right direction and he began his journey in search for a positive environment filled with blessings and inspiration.
C5 began rapping in the eighth grade and has been at it since. The name “C5” stands for Chris Five, Chris being an abbreviation of his first name and the Five stands for the block he’s from (59th street). C5 came up admiring artist like Jay-Z and Lil Wayne.
The avid recorder also endeavors in a plethora of activities aside from music. He recently graduated from CSUDH, works for Home Grown Radio, CEO of Dorm Flow®, and an academic mentor at middle schools in South Central, LA. “I just want to be the best role model I can for the youth so they wont have to undergo the same adversity I did.”
Being both a rapper and an engineer, led C5 to create his own studio in his dorm where his most recent/successful piece of work took place in 2015, “Dorm Flow 2” album. Now available on all digital platforms.
“Rapping is more than just music for me. It’s like oxygen, I can’t live without it.”
It’s only up from here…