The candid, self-reflective vocals of MC E Reece embody true school hip-hop. Born in the Midwest, raised in Maryland, and schooled in the business in New York City, E Reece is more than your typical MC.
Unlike the rest, this talented lyricist, songwriter, poet, and musician will seize your attention and affection at every turn, encouraging you to challenge yourself. E Reece’s riveting music speaks of love, life, and staying true to oneself.
Love for music started with studying jazz and playing the saxophone at age 12. Early influences included Michael Jackson, Prince, Charlie Parker, Gerry Mulligan, and later A Tribe Called Quest, KRS-1, EPMD and other east coast artists.
E Reece started to find his own sound through freestyling with his boys in high school. He then honed his talent at open mic nights, as well as any other opportunities that arose to share his skills in the spotlight. His love for hip hop developed into a promising career with prevailing success on the underground level from Maryland to NYC, and now LA, where he currently thrives.
E Reece brings “Organic Hip Hop” feeding the mind, body, and soul with no additives or preservatives. He has worked with several elite names in the industry, including fellow underground MCs Ozay Moore aka Othello, Crag Malkovich, Sum Kid, Now On, and Jamall Bufford aka Buff1. He has worked with producers DJ Rhettmatic, Haircut aka Mayer Hawthorne, Oddisee, Kev Brown, Presto, Proh Mic, and Tycoon. E has also partnered with soul singing extraordinaires, Sy Smith and Joy Jones, as well as male R&B singers Hilsyde and Mateo — just to name a few.
E Reece has performed at numerous clubs, universities and festivals worldwide, opening for and playing alongside artists like Pete Rock and CL Smooth, Talib Kweli, DJ Babu, DJ Revolution, Greyboy, Rich Medina, M.E.D, and Eternia. You can check out his two EPs and three LPs online at CD Baby.
You have already heard his music if you are a gamer or TV buff. E Reece’s songs have been licensed to television and film projects, as well as video games, namely 2K Sports’ College Basketball ’08, Oxygen’s Bad Girls Club, E!’s Keeping Up With The Kardashians, and MTV’s The Real World.
In between music gigs, E Reece also pursues acting and modeling. He’s worked the runway for Alvin King in DC and NYC, Travis Winkey in Baltimore, and many others in DC, Philadelphia, and LA. His image has graced book covers, posters, and print ads, and he was featured in Live Mechanics’ Fall ‘08 Campaign. You will catch E in videos, too, such as Floetry’s “Say Yes” music video, as well as rising star Adrian Younge’s video for “Stop and Look” off of his Delfonics album. With roles in several national commercials, E Reece has also made his move to the big screen with a principle role in the indie film “Claims” in 2003 (Mene Productions).
Check into this artist and his live band, Core Elements, with Joel Van Dijk (Aloe Blacc) on guitar, Ron Avant (Anderson. Paak, Pharcyde, Snoop Dogg) on keys, Bennie Rodgers II (Mariah Carey, BigBang) on drums, Brian Boland on bass, Jaman Laws (Ronnie Laws’ son) on tenor saxophone and DJ Inka One (Boombox LA), who mix new-school hip hop, east coast wisdom, and west coast love of life.
With music that transcends all cultures coupled with a love for rhyming, deeply rooted in the essence of the genre, it is going to be hard to stop this star from rising to the top. “Once they’ve heard my music or seen my live show, I want people to believe in the power of positive music and to know that true school hip hop isn’t dead.”
Look out for his EP, The T.iM.E is Now, with producer Theimagination. The two have mastered a formula of experimental sound and hard-hitting lyricism for their combined fan bases, while creating a new following thirsty for progressive sounds and thoughtful rhyming.
His latest release New Life, produced by Beat Ventriloquists, is a remix album that breathes “new life” into some of E Reece’s favorite songs from his catalog. The EP features four new remixes, two previously released remixes and two new original songs. The trio have put together a progressive, multi-genre bending blend of eclectic sounds featuring additional vocals from JimiJames, Jimetta Rose and Joy Jones.
Unfazed by the next man’s motive, E Reece delivers rhymes from the heart. At the top of his game, he continues to prosper. Mindful of his roots, E never sways in the allure of fame.