Longtime friend of the site, Elli$ of B-More is out here making me proud as hell. Recently he was up in NYC, over at Sway in the Morning for the his Friday Fire Cypher, planting his feet in the Shade 45 studio, representing his position as a ‘hyena’ — which is a good thing, trust me, LOL.
BTW, check for his Ocean Grown project if you haven’t yet.
But if you need a little motivation, my man said, “It’s like being black make you less than human / To the ones doing the shooting… Then they wonder why we looting / I’m confused at the confusion / How we the ones they fear when we the ones that keep losing?”
Enlightening and progressive, B-More artist, Elli$, is back on the MFD radar with some new conscious freshness called ‘Smooth Criminal’.
The track is produced by his longtime beat-making compadre, Legin, and mixed by Statik Selektah — it can be found on his recently released LP Ocean Grown. Continue reading
I’d been turning the idea of goodie bags over in my mind for awhile now. Something to hand out to my peers in the business while in Austin, then it dawned on me… My thing is new music from new artists, so why not include them and their tracks? Here, they introduce themselves to you, in their own words… Next up…
BMC’s own Ellis is back again with another crisp visual. This time it’s for the track ‘Soft Lips and Tattoos’ from his The Education of Ellis project. One of our faves over here. Yes — a love song without being ridiculously hokey. We love it. Peep as El spits a bunch of smooth-sounding game to the pretty girl in the tight dress.
2015 is off to a great start but to make it even better, we have a brand new episode of Mad Fresh in These Streets for your viewing pleasure. Before judging the monthly Bar Exam competition at the world-renowned Apache Cafe in midtown Atlanta, I wanted to share three videos that MFD’s been rocking with as of late. Continue reading
Ellis from B-More just dropped another visual off to MFD about a week ago. His THE EDUCATION OF ELLIS project is a solid one, showcasing his rhyme skills, but above that he really is talking about something. For instance, on this offering ‘Higher Learning Pt. 2,’ the rapper does more than mention that loud in a one-liner, he describes the feeling of chiefin’ in superb detail. Continue reading
In the wake of Mike Brown’s death by the hand of a Ferguson police officer, Baltimore rapper Elli$ has released the visual for his track ‘Original Manz’ just a bit earlier than planned– but still, right on time. Continue reading
Soft Lips and Tattoos. Hard body, Soft Skin… Oh.
As a member of media, down here in Atlanta I can’t begin to express how grateful I am to have friends in the same business that put me on to jewels hailing from different cities. Quite some time ago, my friend Jimmy Williams of Rap Radar, put me on to an emcee named Elli$ from his Baltimore hometown that had been pressing forward for some time, pushing his project The Education of Elli$. Continue reading