Port City's Hip-Hop Experience

Temple5, is a collective of 7 musicians who thrive off building Up the hip-hop community in Wilmington, NC since July 2013.


The group has completed two collaborative, self made EP's; Strategic Arrival: The Statement and The Bap Is Eternal: The Argument in 2014. Members include Keith Butler Jr., Sean Howard, Cameron Tinklenberg, Michael Buckley, AJ Reynolds, Aaron Lane, and Louis.

Temple5 uses the voice of their front-man Louis. who had the honor of performing with Eric Harland, Walter Smith III, Chris Turner and many more musicians at Eric Harland's Voyager album release, "Vipassana" at the Highline Ballroom in Manhattan, New York in 2014.

The music Temple5 makes is not only positive in nature. It challenges the listener to answer questions about the world around them, and what can be done to solve these issues. Keeping true to the soul of hip-hop and jazz, the goal is to uplift and celebrate success in life, live with integrity through adversity, and speak out against the forces that keep negativity in everyones lives.

"we want t0 see a better f0rever
A Better tom0rrow isn't en0ugh
a better t0morr0w d0esn't help 0ur 0ppressi0n

we deserve a better f0rever"

- Americans F0r S0cial Change