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Erie Ave

Adelphi, MD | Established. Jan 01, 2010 | SELF

Adelphi, MD | SELF
Established on Jan, 2010
Solo Hip Hop R&B

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"Erie Ave "Back on my Grizzie" (Video)"

This is a video from DMV artist Erie Ave and the single is from his newest mixtape "Hell Bottom" but for more info on Erie Ave make sure yall contact him on twitter @Erie_Ave - DMVFlow


"FEATURED ARTIST: ERIE AVE"

Growing up in a broken home with a lot of financial problems lead Erie Ave to become a hustla, making money by any means necessary, school was nowhere near in mind. He stared to live a dangerous life, but didn’t matter to much to him, “As long as I can survive” says Erie Ave. - FM Media Group


"FEATURED ARTIST: ERIE AVE"

Growing up in a broken home with a lot of financial problems lead Erie Ave to become a hustla, making money by any means necessary, school was nowhere near in mind. He stared to live a dangerous life, but didn’t matter to much to him, “As long as I can survive” says Erie Ave. - FM Media Group


"@Erie_Ave - Hell Bottom mixed by @DJYKCOR #mixtape"

Erie Ave, pulls it all out on Hell Bottom. It's not every day that I sit back and put in time writing articles for mixtapes anymore. But Erie's been one of the Music Money Mixtapes family for a while now. He's making some significant moves in his area, anytime that DJYKCOR or Wordsmith get behind something you know it's going to be good. This is no exception. "Root Of Evil" is insightful a favorite on this mixtape. "Be Easy" is an easy flowing song that I really enjoyed. I love the Dj work on this mixtape, it seems like Djs are finally listening to my rants because they're finally not stunting so hard on the mixes with their fuckin horns, and scratchin like the pros, because they is pros. I would never release "Back On My Grizzy" because it's been done to many times, but Erie did a good job, on this over worked title. "Living To Die" is going to be my favorite track on the mixtape. Why? It's not the usual shit out there, it's provoking some emotion in me. Anyways, take your time and go........ - Music Money Mixtapes


"@Erie_Ave - Hell Bottom mixed by @DJYKCOR #mixtape"

Erie Ave, pulls it all out on Hell Bottom. It's not every day that I sit back and put in time writing articles for mixtapes anymore. But Erie's been one of the Music Money Mixtapes family for a while now. He's making some significant moves in his area, anytime that DJYKCOR or Wordsmith get behind something you know it's going to be good. This is no exception. "Root Of Evil" is insightful a favorite on this mixtape. "Be Easy" is an easy flowing song that I really enjoyed. I love the Dj work on this mixtape, it seems like Djs are finally listening to my rants because they're finally not stunting so hard on the mixes with their fuckin horns, and scratchin like the pros, because they is pros. I would never release "Back On My Grizzy" because it's been done to many times, but Erie did a good job, on this over worked title. "Living To Die" is going to be my favorite track on the mixtape. Why? It's not the usual shit out there, it's provoking some emotion in me. Anyways, take your time and go........ - Music Money Mixtapes


"Erie Ave- "Back on my Grizzie""

I met Erie Ave on twitter several weeks ago and immediately liked "Back On My Grizzie". It's got an infectious beat and the lyrics provide a nice hook. I still find myself playing the song in my head as I'm driving along "Got my stunna shades on..." and that is the mark of a potentially great song in my book.

I have been feeling for a while like rap/hip hop in general is moving too far in the direction of becoming just another flavor of pop music and, while pop is something of a necessary evil in the grand scheme of things I suppose, a lot of what drew me to rap in the beginning was it's themes of independence from the mainstream and lyrics based on real life and not necessarily the easy life.

From that perspective Erie Ave is the kind of artist I like in this genre because he is still in touch with his roots and that serves to keep his music "real". If you agree with me and want to connect with Erie Ave you can do so on facebook, myspace or twitter. You can also download Erie Ave's mixtape containing "Back On My Grizzie" for free at this link! - examiner.com


Discography

Hell Bottom 2010

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Bio

More so than any other music since the blues, hip-hop is all about stories. Some Fiction, some not but Erie Ave's music is all based upon the harsh realities of his life. A life which many people never have to see due to the priveleged position they were born into and many others are just too afraid to see. Without a record deal how far can an artist from the street really get? That is the million dollar question facing Erie Ave and the answer to that question will unfold along with Erie's rise from Hell Bottom. Welcome to the legacy, the deception of an unsigned artist with caviar dreams.

Erie was born in a place that was so dangerous that, when there's trouble, the government can't really do too much about it. Street wars, poverty, crime in all it's forms and anything else that has to do with violence, is the life in Africa. On September 14, 1988 a soulja named Malik (Erie Ave) was born in the heart of the gutters and ghettos in the Congo. His parents wanted he and his brothers to grow up in a safe and better environment so they moved to America when Erie was 4 or 5 and settled in Washington DC in an area where (as it turned out) it was very similar to the place they had came from. "I remember practically learning how to count by listening to the gunshots every night when we first got there" says Erie.

Years flew by and Erie started to adapt and became the problem child. Even though he grew up in a big family Erie always felt lonely. So he isolated himself and did whatever he wanted and didn't care about anything. "I believe that feeling of loneliness came from not really getting along with my brothers and sisters, and my parents or anyone else not understanding me" says TRU.

As Erie grew up his parents moved frequently untill they ended up in Maryland where, at the age of 11, Erie started running the streets, and started kicking it with two of his home boys Name Keino (Klutch) and Dialo (D). They formed a small click together and started rapping, never serious about it so they just freestyled all the time on the corner or anywhere they could. "I never got the love at home that I felt as though I needed, so I ran the streets, where I felt as though I was home" says Erie.

Growing up in a broken home with a lot of financial problems lead Erie to become a hustla, making money by
any means necessary and school was nowhere near his mind. He stared to live a dangerous life, but it didn't matter too much to him. "As long as I can survive" was his motto.

He was stabbed and shot at the age of 14 and faced any more deadly situations while living the Thug Life. As a result he has been to several juvenile facilities, but the last one that he was in really got him thinking about this rap game and his future. With that in his mind he started to get serious about writing lyrics day and night and he got out and started revealing the talent that he possess on stage in local venues in the greater Washington DC area. Now he is determined to show the world what he can do as a rapper and an entertainer.