ELG’s “Deadstock” presents a True Hip-Hop/Sneakerhead experience

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.

From ELG: “Born Emanuel Cintron, (later becoming Gamboa), ELG was born in St. Francis Hospital in Trenton, New Jersey on August 2nd, 1992 to an immigrant Costa Rican father and Puerto Rican mother. He was raised in Olney, North Philadelphia, before moving to Costa Rica; a country in Central America where his patriarchal lineage derives from. The Latin upbringing and culture groomed ELG to always be surrounded by music, developing his love for sound. However, after suffering 3 armed robberies, he and his family returned to the United States. They bounced from North Philadelphia, to Trenton, and once more to Philadelphia to finally settle in Bucks County. ELG credits his struggle since youth and seeing the adversity his mother has faced all her life, as well as his autistic younger brother’s own struggle, to fuel him to success. His music is his therapy, and he strives to give hope to the hopeless by constantly putting a message into everything he does: Believe in yourself, and stop at nothing for your ambitions.
Working on an untitled collaboration (untitled thus far) project with J.Mars and Cornmill Productions to release soon. Shooting videos for “In My Mind” off of DEADSTOCK. Influenced by sneaker culture, lyricism, life itself, and everyone’s struggle. A rapper for the people. Never imitating a facade or glorifying myself through my music.”


via HotNewHipHop.com
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Twitter: @ELGvsTheWorld

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