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It’s rare nowadays to find a rapper with the lyrical ability and prowess that commands respect from the most ardent and well studied Hip Hop heads, while at the same time, having the cross-over appeal to have the young high school kids completely want to rock out with him.
Born and raised in Spanish Harlem’s Taft Projects, Ellementt paints recognizable pictures that pull from all our collective experiences. He writes about what we’ve all typically seen in the heart of the urban environment as well as personal tribulations he has endured throughout life. With influences ranging from Big L & Nas, to Eminem & Big Pun, to ATCQ & Slum Village, to the Deftones & Nirvana, including Soul & Jazz music, Ellementt started to write lyrics at a really young age and experiment as an MC in his teenage years.
Always having the nostalgic Hip Hop of the mid-late 90's embedded in his childhood memories, Ellementt wanted to use his newly found ability to bring that feel good, genuine & honest feeling back to his beloved genre.
His latest release, “E=MC” which dropped in October 2012 is the total manifestation of what Ellementt has stood for as a lyricist/MC for as long as he can remember. The project features various artists within his hip hop collective known as, “The Boombox Bullies”, as well as a feature from Cesar Comanche of the North Carolina based collective also headed by 9th wonder known as, Justus League. The “E=MC” LP shows growth from Ellementt both lyrically and as a songwriter. Songs like “Harlem”, “Flow So Special”, “Take It Back, ”My City”, and “Golden” take us on a time warp back to that vibe the genre once had in the ‘90s. Tracks like “Do It For The Music”, “Linda”, and “Refreshing” show a more experimental side, as “Love” and “Trophy Wifey” display solid proof he could go toe to toe with the heavy hitters in the mainstream yet still maintaining his own identity.
After 2 tours in Europe within just a 1 and 1/2 year timeframe his buzz is now grown to be of worldwide potential. The overseas crowd has warmed up to the artist almost instantaneously as he now has a critically acclaimed overseas classic in the track/video “Harlem”. Ellementt is most definitely an MC you want to watch out for. He’s poised to grab the world’s attention. His progression has been rapid, consistent, and most importantly IMPRESSIVE. We need Hip Hop to sound like this again, and with MCs like Ellementt and so many others coming up from the underground scene, Hip Hop is about to get a reality check.