|Birth name||Chris Steele|
|Born||February 17, 1985|
|Origin||Denver, Colorado, United States|
|Genres||Alternative hip hop|
|Labels||Dirty Laboratory Productions|
|Associated acts||Calm, Awareness, Extra Kool, Damon Jevon, Akira the Don, Sole|
Chris Steele (born February 17, 1985), better known by his stage name Time, is an American indie hip hop artist from Denver, Colorado. He is one of the original members of Dirty Laboratory Productions. He is also one half of the hip hop group Calm.
As a youth Chris Steele was most known for playing basketball. He wrote a book when he was in second grade. At age 13, he started writing songs and poems. This eventually progressed to recording and writing whole albums. He caught attention from local MC battles and local shows.
Alf started playing Time and his group Calm on KTCL station 93.3. Time released his first album Litterture in 2004. He then went on to release his album Anti-Smiles in 2006 under the moniker Calm with producer Awareness. In 2007, he released his third release under the name Time titled The Fantastic Reality.
Aside from local Dirty Laboratory Productions receiving acclaim in Denver it has also received praise from around the world. Time was called "Hip-hop's prodigy" and "The future of independent hip-hop" in a French review. Other international praise comes from Benzine Mag from Time's album The Fantastic Reality. Time was also interviewed in Switzerland and Australia. Time's album Naked Dinner features appearances from Damon Jevon, Sole, C-Rayz Walz and Extra Kool.
Time has also worked closely with "at risk" students at Littleton High School's Freshman Academy program in Littleton, Colorado. His lyrics are studied in an extensive poetry unit in Language Arts classes. Time, along with producer Awareness, have performed on numerous occasions for the students of this program, and they have donated countless cds to these students.
In 2010, Time appeared on Sole's mixtape Nuclear Winter Volume 1 on the song "Put On." Time released 12 albums in 12 months called the Hydra Collection all for free download in 2010. He has also worked closely with Minnesota-born rapper and producer Domain, collaborating for the song "Conspiracy" in Domain's sophomore album Jetpack Music. Time announced that his new album Newstalgia will feature Xiu Xiu and producer Jake One.
Chris Steele writes for The Examiner as a progressive politics reporter. Steele has written on topics ranging from government cover-ups, conspiracies, GMO's, immigration, communism, UFO's, nonviolence, and social justice issues. He was featured on Alex Constantine's website when he released an article on the death of Fred Hampton. Chris Steele has received attention for writing in favor of the Occupy Wall Street movement and was interviewed on Mike Feder's XM radio show Occupied Territory. Chris Steele interviewed Noam Chomsky at M.I.T. in Cambridge, MA on May, 2012 in regards to provocateurs, Occupy Wall St., and social movements.
- Litterture (Dirty Laboratory Productions, 2004)
- Anti-Smiles (Dirty Laboratory Productions, 2006)
- The Fantastic Reality (Dirty Laboratory Productions, 2007)
- Naked Dinner (Dirty Laboratory Productions, 2009)
- Newstalgia (Dirty Laboratory Productions, 2013)
- 1 Headed Hydra: Nutty Castle (2010)
- 2 Headed Hydra: Unusual Flying Ostriches (2010)
- 3 Headed Hydra: Scarlet Corpse (2010)
- 4 Headed Hydra: They Got Legs (2010)
- 5 Headed Hydra: The Good Disease (2010)
- 6 Headed Hydra: 152 (2010)
- 7 Headed Hydra: Third Eye Glaucoma (2010)
- 8 Headed Hydra: My Delorean Summer (2010)
- 9 Headed Hydra: Nine of Spades (2010)
- 10 Headed Hydra: Coffins and Cadillacs (2010)
- 11 Headed Hydra: The Great Coffee Experiment (2010)
- 12 Headed Hydra: Fly-Fi (2010)
- The Beautiful Benchwarmers (2007)
- The Roasted Like Eva Freestyle Mixtape (2008)
- The Nevermind Mixtape (2008)
- Extra Kool - "Put Your Nylons On (feat. Kool Keith)" and "We, Myself, and I (feat. Jason the Argonaut)" from The Chronicles of an American Waster (Dirty Laboratory Productions, 2009)
- Sole - "Put On (feat. Extra Kool)" from Nuclear Winter Volume 1 (Black Canyon Records, 2009)
- Sole - "Blood Libel" from Nuclear Winter Volume 2: Death Panel (Black Canyon Records, 2011)
- Akira the Don - "Full Metal Alchemist" from Manga Music (Interscope, 2011)
- Akira the Don - "Too Sweet to Be Sour" from Unkillable Thunderchrist (2012)
- Extra Kool - "Empty Rooms Pt. II (feat. Onry Ozzborn & Kirby Dominant)" from Cool-Ade (2013)
- Sole - "303 Ways to Die" from No Wising Up No Settling Down (Black Canyon Records, 2013)
- A Thousand Vows - "Ice-Nine Earth (feat. Jason Horodyski)" (Cooler Than Cucumber Records, 2013)
- Sole - "Blood Libel 2" from Crimes Against Totality (Black Canyon Records, 2013)
- "Litterture Overview".
- "Calm Review".
- "Review Time: "The Fantastic Reality"".
- "Time -Litterture Review".
- "The Fantastic Reality- Benzine Mag".
- "Time - Switzerland Interview".
- "Time - Australian Interview".
- http://blogs.westword.com/backbeat/2009/10/qa_with_time.php#more. Missing or empty
- "Nuclear Winter Review".
- "The Denver Post".
- http://domainmusic.bandcamp.com/album/jetpack-music. Missing or empty
- http://aconstantineblacklist.blogspot.com/2009/02/panthers-truth-about-fred-hamptons.html. Missing or empty
- http://occupiedterritory.podbean.com/2011/11/30/why-are-the-police-out-of-control-or-are-they-in-control-and-doing-just-what-they-were-ordered-to-d/. Missing or empty
- "Struggles of the Past by Noam Chomsky and Chris Steele".