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London, England, United Kingdom | SELF

London, England, United Kingdom | SELF
Band Hip Hop R&B


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Edwin Newton better known by his stage name of X-L is a British rapper and songwriter of English and West Indian descent. He is known for his retro dress style and brings something different to his audience; also his love of beads and hats is quite apparent.

Younger Days
X-L was born and raised in the borough of Ealing with his mum Linda, dad Mark two brothers and two sisters. He attended the Rosary Roman Catholic School in Heston until the age of 11 and went on to secondary education at Gunnersbury Boys School in Ealing. His days at Gunnersbury were quite eventful as he was suspended on numerous occasions because he has always been known to speak his mind. He managed to talk his way to year 11. From year nine he was influenced by Rap music,eminem snoop dogg, dr dre and busta rhymes and from that time he felt the urge to put pen to paper to express his thoughts. After leaving school he got caught up with the wrong crowd and he himself was blind to what was happening around him. He found himself been spoken to on more than one occasion by the police. Edwin and the group he hang around with wasn’t what he believed them to be. He almost lost his life after been stabbed seven times by five of his so call music friends. This was an act of jealousy as he would always stand out in a crowd because of his talent, dress sense and looks.
Present Day:
After his near death experience, this made him stronger and a drastic change was noticed in Edwin. He started to appreciate life and began to focus on what he does best (song writing) He was involved in a anti GUN and KNIFE crime documentary for channel 4, and he wrote a tribute rap song for Damiaolo Taylor, Stephen Lawrence and Baby P Titled “Life Ain’t What It Seems. Edwin was introduced by his dad to TYLER a producer who had a lengthy time in the music industry. He spends endless hours in the studio, which he refers to as his second home. Edwin is a perfectionist, his motto is “don’t tell me the sky is the limit when there are footprints on the moon” He has been working on several tracks featuring other unsigned artist, and has just finished shooting the official video for his first single to be released Titled HYPNOTIZE featuring female singer Sarah AKA S.J from Longfield.

X-L is not new to performing live as he has performed in many Venues in and around London and has always had excellent feedback from D.Js and the audience. He has also won on several occasions’ best performing act. X-L brings charisma, star quality and showmanship to the stage and always keeps the attention of the audience.