BestFan’s newest Featured Artist is Elcee – an up-and-coming rapper from Toronto who combines a powerful dose of lyrics tagged along with a sophisticated array of beats that you can easily vibe out to but yet, bump your head to at the same time. I know, it sounds confusing, I just told you that this artist combines complete opposites together, but stick with me and hear me out.
When I first heard Elcee’s album LeoSoul, I was very relaxed. I was just about ready to just hang out and let the music play on, but then something interesting happened, the snares and 808s kicked in, which got my head bumping. Then, the lyrics started and that just about dropped my jaw – I really heard that in his song “Answer” (video below).
But that’s not all he can do, he can also handle and dominate a hard beat right off the beat. He rarely needs to ease into a song – he comes out to kill which is an amazing quality in any young rapper, but a quality that has been missing in many up-and-comers since Kendrick Lamar. I know that’s a bold statement to make, but in a rap industry that seems to be “all about the beat” nowadays, it’s fantastic to hear a rapper combine the two so well, and right off the bat.
Elcee is a bound to be a massive force to be reckoned with in the hip-hop world, and I think if he keeps it up, he’ll be making a killing at the top in no time. I’d also like to add, that from what I’ve heard, he follows closely in the footsteps of other talents, such as Childish Gambino, Chance The Rapper, and also Drake. Now, those are 3 very different rappers with diverse and unique qualities, and by that statement, it should show the range that Elcee has.
This is way more than just rap. I cannot wait to see where else Elcee goes with his music, but as far as I know, there’s no where to go but up!
Watch the video for “Answer” below and be sure to check out LeoSoul: