009 – Elaquent

Born in Ottawa, Canada.

Got a Sega Genesis for Xmas in ’94, + Sonic 2.

Older brother, Es, put me onto Jay Dee & Pete Rock.

Age 12, tried rapping. Got discouraged after people told me I had a “geek’s voice”. Hung up the mic for good. Accidently stumbled upon beatmaking exactly one year later… Ended up paying for books in college by flipping tracks to rappers and such.

Started getting frustrated with buster ass rappers fucking me over and the focus then moved to instrumentals for good. Things changed after I started dropping these mixtapes and opened for Talib Kweli.

Met this nigga Bahwee who invited me to join HW&W… I foolishly accept and here I am now.