Cesar Comanche is one of the founding emcees of North Carolina's critically acclaimed hip-hop crew, The Justus League. Comanche, originally from Jacksonville, NC, began writing rhymes in 1994, but didn't pursue rhyming as a career until 1996 his second year of college. In that same year, he met budding producer and fellow NC State student 9th Wonder for the first time, and began doing live performances and recording songs.
After a few years of perfecting his craft, Comanche along with 9th Wonder, organized their fellow friends and rap artists in the Triangles hip-hop scene and started the Justus League Crew in 1999. Since then, he has performed with Tha Liks, The Coup, Hieroglyphics, Z-Man, Dilated Peoples, Living Legends, Supastition, Faust & Shortee, Wordsworth, Kardinal Official, DJ Dez, DJ Houseshoes, Aceyalone, O.C., Louis Logic, Malay Sparks, Ghettosocks and many others.
In addition to touring USA, Canada, Germany, Denmark, France, Switzerland, Austria, Estonia, Sweden, England, Romania, Czech Republic, Poland, and Croatia and performing with Little Brother and the rest of the Justus League, Comanche has appeared on television shows such as Time Warner Cable's Music Choice Rap Channel, Hip Hop Nation (NBC), Distortion 2 Static (WB Network), and Little Brother's "You Hear It First" segment on MTV2. He has also been featured in several videos, most notably, his own "Hands High", and "Lamb to Lion" video which won a "Most Creative Atmosphere" award from the University of Chapel Hill.
Comanche has independently released two solo albums on his own Defenders of the Free World imprint (2000's Wooden Nickels and 2002's Paper Gods) and with Blues Interactions (2005's Squirrel and The Aces The Japan Tour) with ABB Records (2005's Squirrel and The Aces also 2009's Die In Your Lap) with Beathut Records (2006's Wooden Nickels Revisited) and with Bruther Monk Music (2011's Itch Remedy). He also has appeared on Little Brother's "The Listening" LP, Edgar Allen Floe's "True Links" LP, featured in the theme song This Side of the River of the Princeville, NC Documentary, Away Team, Legacy, and 9th Wonder's "National Mayhem" Triple album, Eternia's "Its Called Life" LP, the Justus League's "NC State of Mind Vol. 1" mixtape, the Hall of Justus' "Singles Files" mixtape, and many other projects. He is now completing his new project called "Like a Night in the Thief".
Born and raised in Ottawa, Kool Krys moved to Halifax in 2003 to pursue her undergrad studies. There she established herself as a prominent member of the east coast hip hop scene immersed in Dalhousie University’s CKDU 88.1 FM Radio, teaching and choreographing hip hop dance in the community, and emceeing at local venues and events.
In 2007, Kool Krys released her debut album, “The Return of Diana Prince,” with production by 2011 Juno-nominated producer Bix featuring Halifax talent.
Kool Krys’ second album “Perfume” was released in 2010. The single “Never Give You Up” ft. Eternia was featured on MC Lyte’s Hip Hop Sisters May Playlist (2010). Kool Krys is currently in rotation on international radio shows in Brazil, Poland, London, Portugal, Greece, and Finland. The single “Feel The Culture” ft. Ghettosocks was featured on UGWHH: The Illest Female Rappers Volume 1.
Kool Krys has also been featured on national radio and TV programs, including CBC Radio’s Bandwidth, Ottawa Morning, and All in a Day (Ottawa), Concordia University’s Grrls Groove and the Phantastiq Cypha (Montreal), The Urban Renewal Project (BC), Carleton University’s Tha New Journey (Ottawa) and The Polish Review on Rogers Television (Ottawa). Kool Krys recently performed on CBC Radio One’s All In a Day with Alan Neal during CBC Ottawa’s Share Central 2011 Holiday Fundraiser which raised over $25K in support of Operation Come Home – a local charity supporting homeless youth.
In 2011, Kool Krys also shot her first music video funded by MuchFact and directed by Canadian-born Marc Andre Debruyne for the Kool Krys debut single “Show Stopper” from her third album “Listen to Your Art” now available at koolkrys.bandcamp.com .
Kool Krys & Bix recently toured with the Legendary Buck 65 visiting beloved Canadian cities. Check out facebook.com/koolkrys for tour photos from Buck 65 20 Odd Years Tour.
SoundBattle Royale Champion, JUNO Nominated producer and engineer, & owner ofThe Kilzone (studio), Fresh Kils is in the chair on the boards 24/7.
From behind the boards to the stage, there’s not a spotof ground Fresh Kils’ prolific career hasn’t touched. And not just hip hop.It’s true, you’ll see Saigon and Ali Shaheed (ATCQ) grace his resume, butyou’ll also find the likes of Ron Sexsmith & The Buena Vista Social Club.His prowess on the MPC has seen him share the stage with many of hip hop’slegends (Nas, De La Soul) as well as the best of the underground. With momentum& accolades growing each year, Fresh Kils’ is poised for a sound systemtakeover unlike any we’ve seen in a long time.