When you're hot you're hot, and Elom Adablah, the Ghanaian rapper, Producer and new kid on the block better known as E.L., has been smokin' all year, dropping one club hit after another. We hadn't even heard of him until the appearance of that Gh Cypher vid for 4Syte's Music Video Awards last year. Impressed as we were, it wasn't until he turned up on U Go Kill Me, Sarkodie's Azonto summer hit (which E.L. also produced) that we really sat up and started keeping an eye on him.
Since then the collabos and singles have come thick and fast, particularly in the last couple of months. We have a feeling you're going to see E.L.'s name appear on several nomination lists come award time next year, but we're going to post some of the singles and collabos and let the music do the talking. If you're a fan of Azonto (or GH rap in general), you're in for a treat. The next three tracks are from E.L.'s forthcoming album.
Mame Wossop just dropped today.
http://content.omroep.nl/ghettoradio/musicblog/el_ma_me_wossop.mp3 E.L. - Mame Wossop. DOWNLOAD and enjoy
Also just dropped is Obuu Mo (with a video featuring Ghanaian actor Papa Nii)
In August we were treated to excellent One Ghana For Your Pocket. (Click on arrow in embed to DOWNLOAD)
One-Ghana-For-Your-Pocket - E.L by BroadwayGhana
And here are some of the collabos
Reggie Rockstone ft EL & J-Town - Rockstone's Office
Geelex - Bend Your Body, feat. Appietus & E.L.
DOWNLOAD Bend Your Body
The video for Bend Your Body was directed by a guy called Nana Kofi Asihene, whom we previously only knew as a photographer. Check out some of his work HERE.
C-Real – Do The Azonto ft E.L.
http://content.omroep.nl/ghettoradio/musicblog/c_real_do_the_azonto_ft_el.mp3 Do the Azonto DOWNLOAD the mp3
Incidentally, C-Real (Cyril-Alex Gockel) is another impressive "new" emcee on the GH rap scene, so watch out for him as well (he's also in that Cypher vid). The track is from his forthcoming album The EmC.E.O. It dropped only last month and it's already a hit in Ghana, so high expectations for the album (While we're at it, check out the vid for I Be The Swag, the first single off from the album.)
Last but not the least is Gemini's banger Turn Your Backa, which along with E.L. (of course) also features C-Real. (E.L. is produced this, too).
http://content.omroep.nl/ghettoradio/musicblog/gemini_c_real_el_turn_your_backa_prod_by_el.mp3 Gemini - Turn Your Backa, feat. C-Real & E.L. DOWNLOAD the mp3
Convinced? Follow E.L. on Twitter and watch him take off.