William Frisbie (3CK) was born in America but experienced early exposure to foreign culture at the age of eight when his family relocated to Senegal, West Africa for missionary work. Through this he became a “third culture kid,” a term used to describe the phenomena that occurs when a child grows up outside his/her parent’s passport culture resulting in the lack of full ownership to any particular culture but rather a shared culture with other third culture kids. William’s stage name, 3CK, is taken from the third culture kid acronym (TCK) and reflects the reality of his own experience. (Read More about TCK’s)
After moving back to the USA he began to develop a passion for dissecting and commenting on popular culture and wrote his first rap in 2005 while traveling in India. 3CK’s lyrics reflect the counter cultural life style he embraced, contradicting much of mainstream hip-hop. Since that early start, he has had the opportunity to share his music on many stages and with a wide variety of listeners. In 2007, he released his first solo album Inspiration followed by four more solo albums Daily Process, Puddles, MetaphorCity, and Eyes of Denial along with collaborative works. 3CK has shared the stage with artists such as Andy Mineo, Sanctus Real, K-Drama, Tricia Brock, Press Play, Manic Drive, Remedy Drive, Silver Line, Brit Nicole, and many other talented musicians. 3CK’s music is often noted as being “true to life,” “relatable,” and “humorous.” His cross-cultural view on life continuously inspires original and thought provoking music.