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Las Vegas, Nevada, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2013 | SELF

Las Vegas, Nevada, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2013
Solo Hip Hop Singer/Songwriter


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The best kept secret in music



On March 30, 22-year-old rapper Mikey P (real name Michael Alano Portaro) was robbed and fatally shot in the parking lot of the Tenaya Creek Brewery while trying to sell tickets to one of his performances. The tragedy turned a local hip-hop duo into a solo act.

Ekoh, the surviving member, gave an energetic performance on July 28 at Bootlegger Bistro’s Copa Room in a fundraiser for Crime Stoppers. The evening’s festivities, which also included a set by stand-up comedian Lou Magelowitz, were a thank-you to Crime Stoppers for their efforts in capturing a suspect in Portaro’s murder (Brandon Javon Hill was arrested in June for the murder).

Ekoh opened his set with “heart hop,” a new subgenre in hip-hop that he created. Defined as “deep, serious music that’s lighthearted on top,” heart hop sounds like a throwback to mid-1990s underground hip-hop artists such as Atmosphere and Aesop Rock. It employs thought-provoking subject matter and a catchy chorus to get the message across. The rest of the set was comprised of songs with recognizable beats and strong lyrics. Ekoh gave an impressive performance, honoring the memory of his best friend in the best way possible. - Vegas Seven Magazine


Dark Winter LP, 2009

Heart Hop LP, 2010- Streaming, received radio airplay in Las Vegas and Utah.

One Hell Of A Week EP, 2011- Streaming, received radio airplay in Utah

Horseshoes and Hand Grenades, 2012

Single- "Meet Me At The Bottom" - October 2012

Zzxyx Road, January 2013



Ekoh is a genre-defying hip hop artist, blurring the lines of tradition hip hop lyricism and modern production to create a truly unique music experience.

Coming out of Las Vegas, NV, he was thrust into the indie spotlight with his newest album, The Detour quickly gaining traction and debuting at #34 on the iTunes Hip Hop Charts with no major label backing. He was quickly branded with the label of Heart Hop by loyal fans who heard something different in his style of music and lyricism.