In a genre oversaturated with thugs, goons and auto-tune, Collective Efforts continues to stay true to their musical roots. Over the past five years, the CE Crew has made its mark on the Atlanta music scene and beyond by delivering timeless classics to listeners desperate to find a silver lining on the dark cloud of commercial rap. Originally, the group consisted of three vocalists/ producers and a DJ, but recently it expanded to include a backing band of truly talented musicians. Influenced by a wide array of musical styles, including golden-era hip hop, jazz, 70’s soul, reggae, drum and bass, funk and rock, each member of Collective Efforts brings something special to the table, helping to set themselves apart from the average rap group. CE toured briefly with electronica giants and good friends Sound Tribe Sector 9, and the group has been honored to open for world-renowned acts like Goodie Mob, Digable Planets, Arrested Development and Little Brother, among many others. They have had the opportunity to perform at huge festivals like Bonaroo, Re-Generation and the Echo Project with artists such as Lyrics Born, Jurassic 5, RJD2 and The Roots, and of course they continue to pack the local venues in their home base of Atlanta.