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There is more than one artist with this name:

1) Example is a rapper from Fulham, West London in the United Kingdom. Formerly signed to The Beats label run by Mike Skinner (The Streets)

2) Example is also an underground hiphop duo from Houston, Texas.

1. Example’s birth name is Elliot Gleave. According to the Kickstarts Songfacts, Gleave’s performing name goes back to his schooldays when he was rapping in the playground and some guy nicknamed him Example from his initials EG.

- His first album, a mix-tape called “We Didn’t Invent The Remix” Feb 2007 feature’s samples from a diverse mixture of artists including Lily Allen, The Rolling Stones, José González & also
- Britney Spears on the Infamous Toxic Breath.
- He followed that in Sept 2007 with his official debut album, (released on The Beats) called “What We Made” produced by Rusher. which was received well by the British public.
- prior to The Beats disbanding.
- He then went on to release “What We Almost Made” May 2008 on All The Chats, which was a mixture of songs that didn’t make it onto “What We Made” & new ones.
- After the release of “WWAM” Example took a fresh direction in style, and became very versatile and can cross over into several genres with ease.
- Towards the end of 2008, saw Example work with the likes of Don Diablo experimenting with Electro dance music.
- 2009 was an exciting year for Example, releasing the absolutely free mix tape “The Credit Munch (and Redux package) in February, supporting Calvin Harris on his UK and headlining his own Wonky Pop tour with Flamboyant Bella

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