5th Child is a 27 year-old hip-hop recording artist/producer from Jackson, MS. While 5th easily incorporates traditional Southern influences into his style of hip-hop, it is very apparent that he is also strongly influenced by the soulful production of the Midwest and the heavily lyrical delivery of East Coast hip hop. 5th Child primarily performs as a solo artist but frequently collaborates with the rock band Spacewolf for live shows. 5th has performed hundreds of shows (charity and for profit) in both large and small venues from hole-in-the-wall clubs in New Orleans to music festivals such as Jackson’s Jubilee Jam, Summer Jam, Farish Street Festival and Atlanta’s A3C Hip Hop Festival. 5th has also performed at several colleges including Macalaster College in St. Paul, MN and New Orleans’ UNO, Xavier, Loyola, and Tulane University (when he opened for Drake following the release of So Far Gone). 5th Child has also been interviewed on several major radio shows with the most notable being Shade 45’s Sway in the Morning in 2011. 5th Child has an extensive self-released discography including six full-length albums and 3 mixtapes. 5th’s most recent project is 2012’s Love Letters & Suicide Notes which (along with the accompanying mini-tour and extensive promo campaign) earned him the title of Best Hip Hop Artist in the 2013 edition of the Jackson Free Press’ Best of Jackson Awards. As a producer, 5th has composed tracks for many Hip Hop/R&B acts including New Orleans’ Dee-1 and Elliot Luv and Mississippi’s Slimm Pusha and Kamikaze. In addition to being a recording artist, 5th is also involved in many philanthropic activities such as Poindexter Park After-School Club where 5th has been teaching 3rd & 4th grade inner city students how to express themselves through rap music. The students write, record, and shoot YouTube videos for their songs then receive CDs with their compositions on them.