I’ve been so inspired by Hip-Hop throughout my life that it’s been the major push behind my work for many years. That’s one of the reasons I’ve loved sharing great music through my blog, often times for free. Most of you should now be familiar with West Coast’s grimiest MC, Zodiak Killa out of LA reppin’ West LA & Venice. Zo’, as we call him, blessed true believers with Machete and Window of Disbelief as free downloads through FreehandProfit.com. Today I’m equally as eager to introduce you to ELG.
Speaking with @TippyWalk of the Laced Up documentary & REE of Sn’eads last week, we discussed the state of the sneakerhead community. Seeing now the use of rare or hyped up kicks to help promote a rapper seems to be the trend as sneakers become the new gold chain. But the pervasiveness of ‘hypebeasts’ has yet to deliver the sneaker community with a voice that we can be proud of representing us and our passion for kicks. ELG is that voice.
I feel a strong bond with his release ‘Deadstock’ as lyrically he carries himself and addresses issues in a similar way to how I think about the masks I create. At the age of 19 years old and hailing from Philly, ELG shows a better understanding of the dangers of a ‘deadstock generation’. Take a listen and let’s embrace true independent Hip-Hop that feeds and nourishes our culture within a culture instead of worrying about what rare Retros Lil Wayne is wearing, let’s be honest he ain’t worried about how he’s gonna get his hands on the next release.