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Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Who is 11?

Let me tell you a story about an emcee they call Eleven.

Eleven was born in the Bronx, New York and literally into the world Hip Hop. At a very young age, like so many 80s babies, he was drawn to the culture. After moving to Harlem in 1995 and enduring a daunting childhood that left him fending for his daily survival, Eleven turned to hustling mix tapes on the streets of New York City to sustain his existence. While hustling mix tapes Eleven was inspired to create his own music.

Eleven derived his name from the first letter of his government name which is the 11th letter of the alphabet. He is also known in the MC battle circuit as the Ego Crusher, because of his ability to defeat all would-be competition, basically leaving their egos crushed.

After making his rounds through the mix tapes circuit as a host, producer or featured artist with the likes of Whoo Kid, Babs, Dj White Owl, Ron G, Wiz Khalifa, Max Heat, Nipsey Hussle, to name a few, Eleven is ready to release his debut album Respect b4 Fame, under the guidance of Dana Dane’s Def Beat Entertainment multi-media company. Eleven’s debut single, “Talk My Shit”, is presently available for purchase as a digital download. When asked how he came up with the title for his CD, Respect B4 Fame, Eleven says, “I have learned to stay grounded because I understand that once the fame is gone, all I’ll have is my respect.”

Eleven is a gifted songwriter, arranger and producer with collaborating with tracks with Maya Azucena (Grammy winner), Marc John Jefferies (Actor/rapper – Notorious, Brown Sugar), The Delfonics, Blitz, J la P, Greg Street,and Dana Dane. Eleven continues to prove to be one of the most driven artists in the rap arena to date. He is constantly using the available technology to extend his fan base. In addition, Eleven currently has two songs playing on MUSIC CHOICE and three songs in rotation on the NBA roster.

Though many try to compare him to Biggie because of his witty flow and girth, Eleven likens him self to KRS-1. He knows the struggle the teacher faced being homeless and pursuing his dream and he will not rest until he’s reached his goal. Eleven believes his objective is in reach of being realized as he will soon go from homeless to household name.

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