My name is Cedric Clinton & I was born & raised in Honolulu, HI. I first discovered hip hop in the summer of 1999 when Forgot About Dre came on the radio. The song had such an impact on me that I auditioned with it for my 5th grade talent show. My best friend & I practiced it, performed it in front of the class, but ended up not making the final cut.


Despite being rejected, a spark had been lit. At 14 years old I started  freestyling with friends & crafting my own songs. Some of my biggest influences have been artists like Nas, Bob Marley, & Michael Jackson. On Saturday October 7th 2017, I released my debut album ArtChiTexture. The album is produced by the Beat Architect & it’s title is a nod to his name & my lifestyle brand Chi Funk.


The album explores topics like self awareness, spirituality, & inspiration.  

ArtChiTextureClean300dpi copy.jpg


by Cedric Clinton

ArtChiTexture: Artistic Energy Constructed Through Words With Feeling