Unapologetically pushing through the industry with her straight-up lyrical punches, Ekelle reclaims herself with her debut EP ‘Dark Skin & Tattoos’ accompanied by visuals for her pro-ho single ‘Throw Them Dollaz’.
In keeping with the theme of women empowerment, her EP and single ‘Throw Them Dollaz’ highlights her struggles of being a women in the music industry and the judgement she encountered.
On the single Ekelle said, “This song is about my struggles and the struggles of other women the music industry, it’s very hard to get a start as a female and it’s extremely expensive so I’m just telling people I need money. I have no problem with someone investing in me and my career whether that be a baller, an executive or just myself!”
“With the music that I make people are going to assume whatever they want about me sexually and I don’t care, it’s my life. I’m not talking about anything that women before me haven’t done and women after me will do. I briefly stripped, I worked for as a bachelorette dancer, I’ve been a waitress in a strip club and I’m not ashamed, just having a regular 9–5 doesn’t cut it anymore these days”
Her EP encapsulates women empowerment, whether it’s capturing the intricacies of love on ‘Dark Skin & Tattoos,’ to reclaiming herself in ‘Throw Them Dollaz’ the spellbinding EP explores the many crevasses of what women go through on the daily. The lead single was premiered on EARMILK, and received many accolades from Underground Hip Hop Blog, I Am Hip Hop Magazine and Flavour Mag to name a few. Adding to her rising popularity with bloggers and tastemakers after the success of her last release,’Dark Skin & Tattoos’, her latest EP marks a new journey for the rapper whilst showcasing what more she has up her sleeve.
Her passion, drive and most importantly appreciation of music motivated her to embark on a music career of her own. 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.