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Sounds Like: The Roots, Gang Starr, A Tribe Called Quest, OutKast Official, Wu-Tang
Bio: Free The Optimus is an Asheville, NC based hip hop collective focused on raw lyricism, high energy live shows, and changing the world for the better. The 2015 Carolina Music Awards Best Hip Hop Group, FTO’s focus is on delivering a message that resonates with both the reality of today and the dre...See Full Bio
“There aren’t many things more beautiful than the mountains of North Carolina in fall, so it’s no surprise that Free The Optimus member C. Shreve chose them as the backdrop for his new release “Greatness On My Mind.” The Professor spits a quick verse in between shots of downtown Asheville in the new video, which he says is the first single for his upcoming Twenty Sixteens album (which is a pretty dope title). Shreve has long been active in the underground scene in NC, gaining recognition as a frequent presence at the N.C. State cypher and as a talented battler/freestyler. Excited to see him continue to turn those talents into substantive releases we can all enjoy again and again.”