EL.i.BE is a Twin-Cities based, nationally recognized MC, producer and co-founder of Cherry Sky Studios. EL.i.BE’s sound is defined by the moods and textures that reflect the layers of his complex journey. His work is largely Inspired by being a first-generation immigrant living within the confines of two cultures. A lyrical warrior, EL.i.BE speaks of the urban American reality through the eyes of a Liberian-born, “Native Son.”
Being an active force in the Twin Cities music scene since he began rhyming at a young age, EL.i.BE founded the hip-hop group D-Mine in 2004. In 2011, after the disbandment of D-Mine, EL.i.BE ventured into a solo career and put out the EP Dreams with Cherry Sky Studios. In 2016 EL.i.BE’s sophomore solo album, Hoping Tomorrow Never Comes, came tackling life’s impermanence and the complexities of temporal reality and “Red Eye Flight,” a new project with Cherry Sky Studios.
As an MC, EL.i.BE has shared the stage with some of hip hop’s most well respected performers including Prof, Joelle Ortiz, Slug of Atmosphere, and Brother Ali. In addition to his work in music, EL.i.BE has also been a committed leader in his community and college, curating local events that have brought national leaders to local stages. EL.i.BE. graduated with a Bachelors of Science from Metro State University and has several years experience working in finance and brings this experience to his work as Marketing Manager with Cherry Sky Studios.
His new single “Fellin’ Right,” which Ghettoblaster shares today, is an upbeat, feel-good homage to the good vibes that evokes the nostalgia of cruising through childhood neighborhoods and reminiscing with friends. This is what he said about it:
“The story behind ‘Feelin’ Right’ is really just a celebration of life. The vibe you get when your entire squad comes together for one of those summer nights you’ll never forget. Inspiration behind it came from performing at house parties in Wisconsin, North Dakota and Minnesota. Every time we performed the song, the entire house looked like a scene from the movie “Project X”; people throwing up in the front yard, folks huddled around doing a drunk cypher, twerking contests, beer pong, etc. Of course, the morning after, everyone is trying to piece together the entire night. Needless to say, there was never a dull moment throwing those shows.”
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Catch him live:
Liberation + Live Band – St.Cloud – May 12th — http://www.elibemusic.com/events/liberationcloud
Liberation+ Live Band – Mankato – May 19th — http://www.elibemusic.com/events/liberationmankato
CHS Field + Live Band – Saint Paul Saints Game July 10th
Melhaven Festival + Live Band – Fergus Falls, MN – June 24th – https://www.melhavenfestival.com/