Ekko Effect-Rock a Bye Baby feat. Bad Newz & L the Twelfth Letter
Ekko Effect’s with a new track called Rock a Bye Baby featuring Bad News and L the Twelfth Letter. Check out the dope track and Ekko and L’s Thght Process Q & A below.
UTW-Who am you?
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Toronto emcee who is not your typical post-new school rapper chasing big bucks, European cars and R&B chicks. I am here hoping to use hip-hop to give a voice to those that wouldn’t have one otherwise, and shine a light on the struggles that the people of today’s society face.
L The 12th Letter-I’m an emcee from Toronto who goes by the name L the 12th Letter. I differentiate myself as an emcee as opposed to a rapper, because anybody who can spit a 16 can call themselves a rapper but it’s the MC who spits a bar and makes it stick to the hip-hop culture for years to come.
UTW-What is your Passion?
Ekko Effect-Ekko is passionate about improving himself and his community and it is evident in the topics he tackles in his songs. I also has bigger goals than music and plans on one day opening a community arts centre where kids can learn to read and write, play instruments and work toward their career goals.
L The 12th Letter-It goes without saying that my passion is music. As an artist, the pallet I paint from is hip-hop but that doesn’t mean I’m limited to it; I am a lover of all music and a fan of the cultures of which they grew out of.
UTW-What’s your biggest accomplishment to date? Bad Newz and DJ Smartiez.
Ekko Effect-I would definitely have to say my kids, they complete me in a way I never thought possible, also the completion of my Social worker diploma. I just finished my first mixtape, titled Knowledge Speaks, Wisdom Listens, furthering his goal to better the lives of others through music.
He is slowly and surely making a name for himself in the hip-hop arena; most recently contributing fiery 16’s to crewmate L’s “Past Due (Remix)” and the Black History Month anthem “Time Is Now” featuring Phoenix Pagliacci, L, Proverbs and Brian Notice. He’s moved the crowd in several recent live performances, sharing stages with prominent Canadian artists like D-Sisive and Fresh Kils and fellow Winners Circle members L,
L The 12th Letter-This past year (2011), I released two mixtapes ((Just Rap June ’11, The Last 12 Months Apr ‘11) that have garnered a great fanbase and a lot of positive reviews in both Toronto and throughout the U.S. That’s definitely one of my greatest accomplishments as an artist. Personally, my greatest achievement has been overcoming the stigmas that are put on Toronto artists and carving out my own niche in an industry where you can be chewed up and spit out, only to have people anxiously awaiting my next projects and following my journey.
Bad Newz and DJ Smartiez.
UTW-Perseverance is key in proving to yourself AND any detractors out there. We tell em’ “You thought wrong” what else would you like to say to any doubters right now?
Ekko Effect-Life is short and even though we all make mistakes, no mistake is too big to ever come back from. There’s nothing wrong with making mistakes, we all do, what’s wrong is letting it stay as a mistake without the effort of making it right.
L The 12th Letter-The only thing I say to the doubters is that I love y’all! I mean, making haters into people who believe in me certainly isn’t my main objective but by consistently putting out music and showing my drive as an artist, I do believe it’s something that will sway them towards becoming fans of the 12thLetter.
UTW-Thanks for everything, where can people find your work and get in contact with you?
Ekko Effect-Website Links : www.ekkoeffectmusic.bandcamp.com
Facebook: Ekko Effect
Fan Page : www.Reverbnation.com/ekkoeffect
L The 12th Letter–You can find my music on my Bandcamp(www.12thlettermusic.