NEW MUSIC | EKELLE ‘DARK SKIN & TATOOS’

EKELLEToron­to rap­per Ekelle embarks on her latest jour­ney as she teases us with her new single ‘Dark Skin & Tat­toos’ a teas­er off her upcom­ing EP under the same title.

Unearth­ing her deep­est and darkest thoughts, drip­ping with somber col­ours and a splash of street cul­ture, Ekelle’s ‘Dark Skin & Tat­toos’ is a song about the wor­st type of heart­break ima­gin­able — betray­al.

On the single, Ekelle said, “This song is for any woman who has been through pain in a rela­tion­ship. The inspir­a­tion was from a bad rela­tion­ship I had where someone lit­er­ally lied to me about everything from day one, all the way until the end, it was so con­vin­cing!”

“It’s so easy to blame the per­son who did you wrong, but you also have to do the hard work of look­ing at your­self and ask­ing what brought you there in the first place, what made you stay? Mov­ing for­ward it’s import­ant to be open-minded, not stick­ing to the same type and learn­ing from your mis­takes. Karma will get the bad guy — you don’t have to”.

Cre­ativ­ity oozes through her veins as she orches­trates an exper­i­ment­al sound that touches on ele­ments of hip hop and pop with a twist.

Ekelle is a mul­ti-gen­re artist and song­writer from Toron­to, Ontario. Ekelle rhymes about rela­tion­ships, money, life in the Tdot, women’s issues and oth­er areas that have affected her life to cre­ate a style that she calls ‘Hood Pop’ — Pop­ular music with a street edge.

She puts her songs togeth­er with the best beats she can find and catchy lyr­ics that can turn up any party. She has per­formed at ven­ues in Toron­to such as the Smil­ing Buddha, Coali­tion Loun­ge, Har­lem Under­ground and Cadillac Loun­ge to name a few. In 2016, Ekelle had sets at the Durham Carib­bean Fest­ival and Afro­fest, one of her videos was nom­in­ated for a Cut Hip Hop Award.

Ekelle’s highly anti­cip­ated EP ‘Dark Skin & Tat­toos’ is slated for release on the 1st of May 2019.

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Rishma Dhaliwal

Rishma Dhaliwal

Edit­or / PR Con­sult­ant at No Bounds
Rish­ma Dhali­wal has extens­ive exper­i­ence study­ing and work­ing in the music and media industry. Hav­ing writ­ten a thes­is on how Hip Hop acts as a social move­ment, she has spent years research­ing and con­nect­ing with artists who use the art form as a tool for bring­ing a voice to the voice­less. Cur­rently work­ing in TV, Rish­ma brings her PR and media know­ledge to I am Hip Hop and oth­er pro­jects by No Bounds.

About Rishma Dhaliwal

Rishma Dhaliwal
Rishma Dhaliwal has extensive experience studying and working in the music and media industry. Having written a thesis on how Hip Hop acts as a social movement, she has spent years researching and connecting with artists who use the art form as a tool for bringing a voice to the voiceless. Currently working in TV, Rishma brings her PR and media knowledge to I am Hip Hop and other projects by No Bounds.