|Birth name||Waleed Shabazz|
|Born||August 3, 1975|
The Bronx, New York City, New York, U.S.
Waleed Shabazz (born August 3, 1975), better known by his stage name C-Rayz Walz, is an American rapper from the Bronx, New York.He has been a member of the collective Stronghold.
Waleed Shabazz was born and raised in the Bronx, New York.His father was a drug kingpin. When he was 2 years old, his father was murdered.
He grew up listening to DJ Kool Herc, who is credited with originating hip hop music.In this environment, he developed a love of music and began freestyling with his friends for fun. In school, he had rap battles in the lunch room with his childhood friend Prodigy.
In 2003, C-Rayz Walz released a studio album, Ravipops (The Substance) , on Definitive Jux.In 2005, he released another studio album, Year of the Beast , on the label. In 2007, he released a collaborative studio album with Sharkey, titled Monster Maker , on Babygrande Records.
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