Ellesquire blends humorous, self deprecating lyrics with more traditional hip hop style braggadocio battle raps while exploring topics from reflections on life and heart break to visions for his future. But not one to confine himself to just rapping Ellesquire also shows some singing talent handling hooks with a clear ear for melody.
Ready is a 17-track collection of songs produced entirely by beatmaker/jazz musician extraordinaire P Major, featuring sample heavy, lo-fi beats alongside soulful, eloquent rhymes with guest spots by P.Smurf, Tenth Dan & Rapaport and cuts by Sam Z. On The Prowl is the lead single from Ellesquire’s debut album Ready Out now through Big Village Records.
Ellesquire has already independently released a free album in 2010 with Loose Change (Ellesquire, Rapaport & producer P Major) The two got straight back in the studio to begin work on Ellesquire’s solo album while playing support slots for artists such as Gift Of Gab (Blackalicious), Biz Markie, Urthboy, Horrorshow, Ozi Batla and Thundamentals to name a few.
Director: Kristen Toovey
DOP/Editor: Alistair Kroie
Producer: Brigitte Dagg