Elcee – Robbery (Prod. KoBe Banner) [Audio] #SoundCloudSunday
Toronto, ON – LaShawn Powell, artistically known as Elcee (pronounced as the initials L.C.) was born in Halifax but currently resides in the GTA. He is affiliated with the Virginia Beach-based collective JetPacks and working under management of Fresh Recordings’ Justin Kinch. For Elcee, writing lyrics was initially a coping mechanism when dealing with stress but as he began to record, he realized that it connected with him differently. It helped him understand himself and share some of his experiences for others to possibly relate to. As an individual, Elcee continues to grow through life’s ups and downs and shares that with those willing to listen.
Elcee is a hip-hop artist that occasionally trails into modern day R&B. He raps and sings on mellow production, often with a jazzy, ambient feel. Having said that, he does like to touch a variety styles of production, but staying within the urban world of genres. He also experiments frequently with indie electronic production, and adds a hip-hop spin to it. Elcee’s content is as stated above, about himself. He never really dealt any drugs and isn’t a gangster. He was an adolescent involved with sports, mainly basketball and underage drinking at house parties. He wasn’t naive to drugs or goons, but always kept himself separate from that after learning from the experiences of a family member he was in close contact with.
Every Sunday, since Jan. 26, Elcee has been releasing a song via SoundCloud in promotion towards his upcoming project LeoSoul set for a July 23 release. #SoundCloudSunday is the title to the annual Sunday series. Below is a brief description of this weeks release “Robbery.”
“This Sunday we release a track Produced by Drill Sergeant, KoBe Banner. Elcee came in contact with KoBe Banner while looking for an instrumental for Childish Gambino’s “Do Ya Like”. Banner made his own version of the song using acapella’s from the original which is what lead to the first collaboration between Elcee & KoBe Banner. Since then, whenever KoBe wasn’t too busy yelling at Marine’s he would throw production Elcee’s way.”