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C.Shreve the Professor


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    Summer Ransom
  2. 2.
    Fade Away - Free the Optimus
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    All That I Feel
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    New Styles
Chris Shreve is a Boone, North Carolina based MC and founder of the hip-hop collective Free the Optimus (FTO).
A senior lecturer at Appalachian State University by day, this emcee brings a very different perspective to both the studio and the live stage. C.Shreve defines Free the Optimus as “a call to action—to set free our optimal ability & our optimistic perspective, and to transform the world around us.”
As described by the writers at Earmilk, “FTO is known for bringing positive and poetic lyrics that flow over jazz influenced hip hop beats that bring in a hint of soul. Their lyrical talent goes above and beyond of what is expected in rap music these days.”
Shreve has toured and shared stages with The Pharcyde, Big Boi, The Hieroglyphics, Camp Lo, Lupe Fiasco, Raekwon, Cannibal Ox, Nappy Roots, Talib Kweli, DJ Enuff, Big K.R.I.T., Three 6 Mafia, Guilty Simpson, BJ the Chicago Kid, Planet Asia, Blueprint, The Palmer Squares, Tanya Morgan, Illogic, Rapper Big Pooh, and many more. FTO has performed at Hopscotch Music Festival, Blue Plum Festival, Beats and Bars Festival, Harvest Boone, Hidden In The Hollow, DURM Hip Hop Summit, Boone in Blossom, Raleigh Fall Music Festival, and GURP Fest.


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