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Elekwent Folk

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Elekwent Folk - Northern Lights LP (2012)

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Elekwent Folk is a hip hop group consisting of emcees/producers AstroLogical, A-Ro, Slippery Elm, and Free-D-ohm. All four members were born and raised in Vancouver, and met in high-school where they would spend lunch hour freestyling. As Slippery began to develop a deeper interest in writing, and Astro was encouraged by friends in a band to try making beats, the two came together as the duo Satyr and released an LP independently in January 2009 entitled “The Genesis”. The playfulness, jazzy beats, and insightful themes were well received and appreciated by hip-hop heads uninspired by the grittier sound of the Vancouver status-quo.

Energized by the positive feedback, Slippery, Astro, A-Ro, and Free-D began recording songs as the group Elekwent Folk, and in October of 2009 released a second LP entitled “Folk Fest”. Folk Fest built on the foundation established by The Genesis, as all four members honed their style: further exploring themes of freedom, spirituality, spontaneity, and love, while attacking the excessiveness and destructive World views of modern society. Given it being written and recorded when they were at the pivotal age of 17-18, Folk Fest was an album of self-discovery for the group: each member beginning to powerfully define who they are as people, and artists.
Two weeks after Folk Fest was released, A-Ro caught wind of a contest through the internet being put on by the legendary Prince Po of hip-hop super-group Organized Konfusion—first prize being a record deal with Prince Po himself.

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