EL – Something ELse

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EL is a rapper, singer and beatmaker, who grew up in Dansoman, Accra. He started rapping in junior high school, was making beats by senior secondary school, and often skipped classes at university to record songs in his bedroom.

After graduating from the University of Ghana, Legon, and completing his national service year, EL began producing music fulltime. Despite the skepticism of close friends and family, he invested all of his funds into building his own recording studio so he could focus on a music career. He developed a musical style fusing R&B, hip-hop and alternative genres.

E.L. is one of the first to embrace pidgin in his raps, and today, along with acclaimed artists such as Wanlov the Kubolor, M3nsa or Lil Shaker, he is at the helm of Ghana’s pidgin rap movement. EL has also produced for major artists such as V.I.P., Sarkodie, Trigmatic, Asem, Tinny and many more. In 2011 alone, EL was involved with a string of hits, first and foremost U Go Kill Me with Sarkodie, and mor recently Obuu Mo and Kaalu. Something ELse is his much anticipated debut: this is crazy chaleeeeee!

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