BioAs one of the original members of the infamous rap crew Stronghold, C-Rayz Walz has been a fixture in the New York hip-hop scene for years. He hosts tons of hip-hop shows and events, and has more charisma and energy than most rappers can dream of. But that doesn't mean he's not serious: he's battled and beaten the top battle emcees in the world (including freestyle legend Supernatural), dropped singles that consistently make noise on the Billboard charts, has had a video in rotation on BET and started his own label, Sun Cycle Records. Hand picked by Wu-Tang OG Raekwon to open for him on his last tour, this album finds C-Rayz coming full circle, burning all of his old rhyme books and creating his sophomore full length on Definitive Jux from scratch after months of seclusion. The Album entitled Year Of The Beast include guest appearances by El-P, M-1 of dead prez, Jean Grae, Vordul Mega of Cannibal Ox, Aesop Rock, Rob Sonic; the evolution of the beast is now complete.