El Da Sensei of The Artifacts
Featured Video: “Crowd Pleasa”
El Da Sensei stepped onto the hip-hop scene as one half of the Newark, NJ duo the Artifacts. After El and his partner Tame-One sent a rough demo to Bobbito the Barber at WKCR in New York, the group was signed to Big Beat/Atlantic Records. They released their debut album, Between a Rock & a Hard Place in 1994 with “Wrong Side of the Tracks” as the lead single and video. The Artifacts had developed a fan base of hardcore hip-hoppers and sparked a new sub- culture in hip-hop called “backpackers”. In 1996, the group followed up their debut with their sophomore album, “That’s Them”, spawning the underground hits “The Art of Facts” and “The Ultimate”.
Shortly after the release of the second album, El and Tame decided on an amicable break up. After the split, El Da Sensei went on his own amicable break up. After the split, El went on his own traveling around the world and dropped the singles “Frontline” and “Got That”. In the fall of 2002, El dropped his debut solo album, Relax, Relate, Release through Seven Heads Entertainment. The album featured guest appearances from Sadat X of Brand Nubian, J-Live, Organized Konfusion, Mike Zoot and F.T., Asheru and others. In 2006, El released his second solo album, The Unusual to much acclaim through Fat Beats Records. The album included the Illmind produced single and video “Crowd Pleasa” which was very well received.
In 2007, El teamed with the Polish production duo known as The Returners for the release of GLobal Takeover: The Beginning, which was released through the Polish lable Asfalt Records. The album however was digitally distributed through the Brooklyn-indie lable Coalmine Records. Nearly one year later, El found a new home with Coalmine, where he went onto release The Money EP and GLobal Takeover 2: Nu World (GT2), respectively. The 2010 release of GT2 once again united El with the The Returners for a sequel that showcases the growth and fusion of artist, producer & DJ. The album enlists an impressive roster of features that include Treach of Naughty By Nature, Sean Price, Rakaa Iriscience of Dilated Peoples, Akrobatik, Bekay, John Robinson, Reks & Tiye Phoenix. The Nu World Remix EP was released in 2011, which included a Khrysis produced remix of “Everyday in the Street” that featured Rah Digga and Tame-One.
At current, El is working on a collabo album with Sadat X of Brand Nubian and a variety of other solo projects. – @eldasensei
Featured video: “Face The Facts”
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