Known as The Move Man, Nato Caliph gets audiences on their feet and dancing to thought-provoking, socially conscious lyrics. The prolific Knowledge-Battle-Rhyme Spitter (as coined in his hit single Move Pt. 2) has collaborated with artists ranging from Kyjuan and Murphy Lee of the St. Lunatics, Black Spade, Rockwell Knuckles, Tef Poe, and Corey Black. Well-known to underground hip-hop listeners, his impressive body of recordings have generated sales and interest from the Midwest, to New York, and across the globe via the internet. He has moved crowds at the Missouri Black Expo and a number of St. Louis hot spots including The Pageant, The Gramophone, Atomic Cowboy/Fox Hole, Mississippi Nights, Blueberry Hill, Hi Pointe, Red Sea, Creepy Crawl, and The Old Rock House. Nato recently opened up for Common downtown at the 2010 St Louis Summer Fest. He has also performed with The St. Lunatics and Bilal on stage. Over the past decade, he has contributed to several compilations, including Soul Tyde: Hip-Hop & Soulfulish and Dream-Reality records All about the Benjamins featuring Mystical and Cee-lo. Nato, a St. Louis native, most influential years were spent growing up in the area of University City. He also founded Cipher Music Group in 2004, and has recently entered an alliance with F5 Records. Standouts among his previous solo work include 1080 (2004), Wisdom Cipher, The Homework Series Volume 1: Class is in Session, The Home Work Series Volume 1.2: Class is in Session + Bonus Tracks, The Homework Series Volume 2: Extra Credit, Cipher Inside (2007), POWER [EP] (2009), REACH [EP] (2010), and his latest full length album called Knowledge Cipher (2010) which was released in conjunction with F5 Records and Cipher Music Group. You can check out his latest single "HER" on 104.1. With a pseudonym meaning to bomb with success, Caliph is determined to blow up on the hip-hop charts. With many accomplishments under his belt and a creative voice that demands attention, Nato Caliph has what it takes to successfully excel further within the music industry.
Written by: Aaron Berkowitz and Edited by DMK