EL’s sound is nothing if not uniquely African, but it doesn’t fit neatly into the hiplife or GH rap categories. In addition to hip-hop and Afro-pop, he is equally influenced by R&B and global dance genres, collapsing the question of what style of music is ascendant. The buzz around this rapper/vocalist/producer has been big. Not one to disappoint, he went big with his double disc debut album released June 1. From Azonto bangers to suave-but-cool ballads, Something Else lives up the the hype over 25 tracks.
Check out our interview with EL, and enjoy a hilarious one, “Obuu Mo.”