Elijah “Disguise” Robbins was born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska. At a young age, he never envisioned himself being in the music industry, but when he held his first concert at age 17, his passion for music excelled. During his late high school years, his main interest was the game of basketball, hoping to one day play professionally. After high school, he played basketball at a local university, and helped develop a basketball outreach program in Omaha, Nebraska called Outreach 96. Although Disguise is still very passionate about basketball, he decided to heavily pursue a career in the music industry.
After shaping and molding his talents into a group known as “5 Tre Clique,” Disguise decided to become a solo artist. On September 1, 2010, Disguise released the singles “Gotta Talk to Her” and “Forgive Hip Hop” from his first solo project entitled “The Take Over.” Disguise is continually working toward affecting the hip hop industry with his message. His ultimate goal is to change and enhance the industry from present condition.
Tynikka Nikol Smith
Tynikka Nikol Smith was born on April 24, 1996 in Chicago, Illinois. She is the youngest of four children: two brothers and a sister. Tynikka describes the start of her music career and her Passion as follows: I have big dreams. I was born to sing even though it took a while for anyone to notice. I started first singing in Sioux City Iowa where I grew up; I sang songs in the children’s choir. I was always shy to sing back then. But now I know it is what God called me to do. I always said since I was 8 years old when I moved to Omaha NE, that I was going to be a singer I am very determined. I always knew what I wanted to be but they would always say. “Oh that’s every little girl’s dream” But no. Ha! It’s my destiny. since I was a little girl I knew that I wanted to sing and one day I will travel the world and make my mark on it, and since I was a little girl I dreamed of singing. It’s not about the fame with me, it’s about showing people what I got I want to share it with the world yes, but I also want to show them real R&B again, I want to move them emotionally and that’s EXACTLY what I AM GOING TO DO!
Marcel “Cell Block” Rhoden Celly was born on August 29, 1989 as Marcel Rhoden in Chicago, IL. He is also known as “Cell block.” Celly is from the North Side of Chicago, better known as the “North Pole.” He began to rap when he was only 10 years old. From freestyle to writing verses, he’s one of the most underrated artists in the Chicago-land area. Since his first rhyme, he was labeled a star ready to shine. This very talented up and coming artist has a style that is similar to none other than himself. Celly is the name that everyone will know sooner than later. If you’re not up on him then you’re not up on the right music.