Ced Linus, born and raised in Virginia Beach, VA, is the co-owner of (and an artist on) Pledge Empire Records, a Minneapolis-based record label he started in 2007 with his brother Prince Carlton. Ced Linus has performed at most of the top venues in Minneapolis such as First Avenue & 7th St Entry, Honey, Cabooze, Bedlam Theatre, and a monthly residency at Mill City Nights.

In 2013 and 2014 he was a part of two legs of the “We Already Signed Tour”, which included stops in LaCross Wi, Fargo ND, Sioux Falls SD, Portland OR and Seattle WA and Hackney, London. "The Greater Good Tour" took up the summer of 2014 and he is currently on "The Code Of Linus Tour". Ced Linus has released three albums in total: The Dream Is Over (2009), Wings Of The Morning (2012), and Kings, Heroes and Streets (2013). Christ Like is Linus' latest album which has garnered press from City Pages. The album is also accompanied by a book by the same name.