Waleed Shabazz (born August 3, 1975), better known by his stage name C-Rayz Walz, is an MC from The Bronx, New York. He is currently a member of the NY hip hop syndicate Stronghold. C-Rayz Walz has been a fixture in the New York hip-hop scene for years. He hosts many hip-hop shows and events, has appeared on over 43 singles and started his own label, SunCycle Ent. C-Rayz has appeared on many other rappers' records, including those of Aesop Rock and Immortal Technique, and has done work with such artists as Percee P and Messiah J & The Expert.