Cesar Comanche is one of the founding emcees of North Carolina’s critically acclaimed hip-hop crew, The Justus League. Comanche, originally from Jacksonville, NC, began writing rhymes in 1994, but didn’t pursue rhyming as a career until 1996 his second year of college. In that same year, he met budding producer and fellow NC State student 9th Wonder for the first time, and began doing live performances and recording songs.
After a few years of perfecting his craft, Comanche along with 9th Wonder, organized their fellow friends and rap artists in the Triangles hip-hop scene and started the Justus League Crew in 1999. Since then, he has performed with Tha Liks, The Coup, Hieroglyphics, Z-Man, Dilated Peoples, Living Legends, Supastition, Faust & Shortee, Wordsworth, Kardinal Official, DJ Dez, DJ Houseshoes, Aceyalone, O.C., Louis Logic, Malay Sparks, Ghettosocks and many others.
In addition to touring USA, Canada, Germany, Denmark, France, Switzerland, Austria, Estonia, Sweden, England, Romania, Czech Republic, Poland, and Croatia and performing with Little Brother and the rest of the Justus League, Comanche has appeared on television shows such as Time Warner Cable’s Music Choice Rap Channel, Hip Hop Nation (NBC), Distortion 2 Static (WB Network), and Little Brother’s “You Hear It First” segment on MTV2. He has also been featured in several videos, most notably, his own “Hands High”, and “Lamb to Lion” video which won a “Most Creative Atmosphere” award from the University of Chapel Hill.
Comanche has independently released two solo albums on his own Defenders of the Free World imprint (2000’s Wooden Nickels and 2002’s Paper Gods) and with Blues Interactions (2005’s Squirrel and The Aces The Japan Tour) with ABB Records (2005’s Squirrel and The Aces also 2009’s Die In Your Lap) with Beathut Records (2006’s Wooden Nickels Revisited) and with Bruther Monk Music (2011’s Itch Remedy). He also has appeared on Little Brother’s “The Listening” LP, Edgar Allen Floe’s “True Links” LP, featured in the theme song This Side of the River of the Princeville, NC Documentary, Away Team, Legacy, and 9th Wonder’s “National Mayhem” Triple album, Eternia’s “Its Called Life” LP, the Justus League’s “NC State of Mind Vol. 1” mixtape, the Hall of Justus’ “Singles Files” mixtape, and many other projects. He is now promoting his newest project called “Like a Night in the Thief”.