Cesar Tellez, better known by his stage name Crhymes, is a Latino Rapper from San Diego, California. He is a former member of the rap duo Tha COR and Program Director of Rap Radio Station DagoSD.com.
An accomplished freestyle rapper, Crhymes is known in the rap industry for both his history of collaborations and his rapid, heart felt and inventive delivery.
Growing up in dope houses, foster care and juvenile detention centers, Crhymes found refuge from the savage street life in music. He became a regular at Dadit Entertainment's studio, owned by Mein Dahn and Harry Webb, gaining crucial engineering and production skills. When Mein Danh was murdered in 2002, Harry recruited Crhymes to Dadit, both vowing to "follow the music to the end".
Crhymes joined forces with Sicko Records in 2003-05 and again in 2013-2016, appearing on multiple tracks, A duet album with Local legend Mr. Lil One, gaining more contacts and exposure in this rap game. Citing creative differences with Mr. Lil One, Crhymes left Sicko to concentrate on Everkrimes with Ricardo "Everest" Ortiz and Tha COR with Brandon "BGinus" Guaderrama. Only to eventually fly on to a budding solo career.
2005 saw his involvement in the founding of Internet Rap Radio station DagoSD.com. In 2007, Tha COR released the album "The Next Level of This" which featured bay area legend Keak Da Sneak on the hit track "Do My Thang". The song enjoyed some regional radio play on San Diego stations Jammin Z-90fm and Blazing 98.9fm and Also on Palm Springs U-92.7.
In 2008, Crhymes began collaborating with his childhood idols and Grammy/American Music Award Winners Bone Thugs n Harmony. They recorded many songs together and was even offered a deal with Mo' Thugs Records. But Crhymes did not take the deal and decided to take the advice he got from independent mogul Tech N9ne instead, "Build your own brand!".
"One Breath Closer" Crhymes first solo effort, which featured Bizzy Bone was released April 2010. Crhymes also was invited to be a part of the "Latin Lockdown/Latin Unity Tour" 2010, 2011, 2013, 2015 & 2016 where he opened up for Chicano Rap Legends Lil Uno, Lil Rob, Kid Frost, NB Ridaz & Lighter Shade of Brown just to name a few.
Crhymes then went on to to do a duo headling spot on the "Xplicit Crhyme Payz Mini Tour" in May of 2010 with long time friend and fellow artist Lady Xplicit. They blazed their way thoughout Arizona, New Mexico and ending in California. They teamed up again the next year, The Self made-Self-Paid World Tour which kicked off Oct. 14th 2011 in Arizona.
Oct.-Dec. 2010 Crhymes began hosting friday nights at Lydias Cafe Located in Imperial Beach as Club DagoSD. There he would do a weekly concert showcase with acts such as Keak da Sneak, Philthy Rich, D-Lo, Kafani and as well as many well known San Diego Local Talent.
2011 started off with 2 shows in Los Angeles. One was in Arcadia, were Crhymes opened up for Jayo Felony and the other Near Downtown L.A. were he opened up for The Beat Junkies and BoBo of Cypress hill. Since 1999, Crhymes has opened for many big rap artists such as Redman, E-40, Tha Alkaholics, Crooked I, San Quinn and many others.
He shows no signs of stopping anytime soon. 2012 he created his own company "Crhyme Mate Entertainment" and also launched his clothing brand "Aliens In The Hood" after going viral when he captured what seemed to be a UFO at the filming of one of his music videos. The story landed him a segment on Travel Channel's "Paranormal Paparazzi". Also it landed articles on Rolling Stone, HuffPost and most the local San Diego publications as well.
Keep a look out for the lyrical beast known as Crhymes. He has countless shows under his belt, 2 group albums, 4 mixtapes, 2 solo albums and currently finishing up his 3rd solo record for 2017. "Thuggery: A Near Death Experience" features Kanye West, Snoop Dogg, Bizzy Bone & Layzie Bone just to name a few. This will be his best release yet. Stay tuned!!