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LP - Training Day Mix Tape 2006
Radio Airplay - Single - Ride Out
Live Streaming @ - Center Stage, Knightlife, Dear Lord, We All Gonna Die, We All Gonna Live,What What What (feat Nfa)



The story makes the man, and in every hardship overcome is born strength; Esscay wears his struggles as a badge of honour, a tireless performer hell bent on perfecting not only his art but also himself. With a unique and heartfelt sound that matches his varied upbringing, Esscay brings to every stage and session a sense of immediacy and unrelenting passion that few can parallel.

Prior to shifting from Byron Bay to Melbourne in 2003, Esscay created a strong local buzz in the Bay, capped by winning the Hip-Hop/Urban and Best Young Artist categories at the 2002 North Coast Music Awards for his independent single “Elevate’.

Despite its natural beauty, Byron Bay is not the easiest place to grow up for local youth, far less so without the stability of a standard nuclear family. In many ways his early forays into the realm of hip-hop provided him with a degree of salvation from those external factors that sought to undermine his progress, and that momentum has been maintained ever since.

Teaming with super-producer and friend Styalz Fuego, and moving to Melbourne to further his creative involvements, Esscay hasn’t looked back, and is now embarking on the next stage of his career with a relish deserving of someone whom has overcome those considerations that have overwhelmed so many of those with whom he grew up.

Since arriving in Melbourne, Esscay has blessed a variety of stages in the hottest clubs across the city, collaborating with established artists such 1200 Techniques, Cristian Alexanda, Weapon X & Ken Hell, to rocking huge crowds solo at the Australian Groove Dance Titles and as the halftime show of the 2006/07 NBL Melbourne Tigers Semi Final Home Game as well as a host of other clubs, bars and festivals.

The sound is unique, born of an inner struggle, mixed parentage, and a culturally diverse formative landscape; never afraid to shy away from the big issues, Esscay continues to challenge traditional conceptions of domestic hip-hop, with his straight ahead assault on so many of the issues that others would be reticent to consider. It is this very conviction that looks set to underpin his success, a success which few would dare suggest was not deserved in the highest order.