Name: Cleve Payne Birth Name: Cleveland Payne III Stage: Cleve Payne Birth Place: Apopka: Florida I was born and raised in Lake Jewel one of the oldest communities in Apopka Florida. I'm a Southern Rapper with a country swagger. However my raps are very lyrical and my flow is very versatile. If I was asked to compare my style I would say a mix of Me, Tupac and Jay-Z. Reason 1. Most Southern Artist don't get very lyrical with their ryhmes I said most not all. I take the time perfect every single line. Reason 2. I use the pattern Tupac used instead of putting spaces between lines I try to ride on every bar. I don't like to rap slow so I try to ride out on every track even on feel my pain and love songs. I decided to record my first CD 'Street Credibility' without any curse words because I wanted every race and people of all different ages to be able to listen to my story without being prejudice to the fact that it is Gangsta Rap. The Album is very thought provoking and every track is a semi autobiography of my life and life in general. I'm sure that people can relate to me as an Artist and a person. I came from a diverse family back ground and city as well. Apopka is only 20 minutes from Orlando. My family my city and the surrounding areas are the focal point of influence of this CD. Songs like Florida Style, Falling From the Trees, The Perfect Storm and South Apopka Ballers were influenced by this. The World will be introduced to the true streets of Florida that you will never see in a tourist brochure. I feel like a new breed of rapper and the only way to take over the game is to change the game and that is what I have come to do.