Artists

Cayso

Cayso was born and raised in Fuquay Varina, NC, although rumors of him arriving in a spaceship as a baby abound.  Yes, like Superman.  He avidly pursued academics and athletics throughout high school, while creating music as a hobby.  Durante su primero año al Universidad de North Carolina, he decided to pursue music as a …

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Chandanie

As the Songstress of No9to5, Chandanie is no stranger to the music scene. Singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist, she creates a mélange of soul and folk in her work. Combining the simplicity of fluid vocal harmonies, melodic guitar lines, and acoustic percussion including djembe and cajon, her sound could be described as hipster-soul. Compared to the vocal styling of Erykah Badu, she is …

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(J) Rowdy

Joshua “Rowdy” Rowsey is an underground North Carolina recording artist, actor/improviser, and writer featured on NPR, DJ Booth, Indy Week, and various national publications–most recently performing at the Del Close Marathon alongside improvisers such as Amy Poehler (Parks and Recreation). Rowdy is a founding member of the national hip hop collective No9to5 Music. He initiated …

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JSWISS

College educated and raised in the suburbs, unlike the stereotypical emcee, JSWISS is an adept lyricist who embodies the essence of hip hop with an infusion of soul. Fans of hip hop’s “Golden Age” in the 90s and artists like Talib Kweli, The Roots and A Tribe Called Quest will love what this emcee has …

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Optimus Rhymes

Since early childhood Optimus has been rapping and gaining various influences from the greats that came before him.  Upon graduating from Nash Central High School in 2008, he gained acceptance into the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on a Teaching Fellows scholarship.  Optimus records a majority of his music in the UL (Undergrad …

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P-Rob

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Topiq the Smooth Prophet

Hip Hop artist/producer Topiq (the Smooth Prophet) was born in inner-city of Philadelphia, PA but grew up in Fayetteville, NC.  He is a part of the No9to5 Music conglomerate, a hip-hop collective based out of Chapel Hill, NC.  Topiq is a lyricist that seems to have some sort of chip on his shoulder as he …

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