MC Elijah Black, who often goes by just E. Black, said himself that he had a lot to say in his first release of the summer. He wasn’t kidding and he doesn’t disappoint. Everyday issues are often overlooked with all the things going on in the media. Everyday music will forever be undervalued because we listen to mainstream hip hop and fantasize about what they say, do, think and have.
We’ve had the opportunity to watch him in action some years back before AEMNYC grew to what it is today and we’ve been a fan since then. It is gratifying to know that we can bring artists like Eli Black to AEMNYC with the culture we present.
Let’s bring it back. Experience a NYC underground artist who has influences such as MF DOOM, The Roots, Elzhi, Last Emperor, Lupe Fiasco, Wordsworth, Homeboy Sandman, J Dilla, Mos Def, Dwele, Bilal & Jay Electronica. Experience the meshing of words from one of the underground’s well-respected, being named one of Allhiphop.com’s Top 50 Underground Artists of 2012. This is just the tip of the iceberg to what an underground artist should embody. This is MC Elijah Black.
“MC Elijah Black music sounds like it’s heavily influenced by the godfather of hip-hop, Gil Scott Heron. The blend of spoken word poetry over complex instrumentals is refreshing, especially in an era when nearly everyone sounds the same.” -Gardenstatehiphop.com