I am EKELE DALA (EH-KEL-LAY DOLLA) Congo Nigerian, NJ based rap musician and creative artist. Learning and mastering all my skill sets. Sat on my dreams to long. Here to network with others who are serious about making music, touring, a music career, and may still be learning and are early in the journeys like me. Enjoy the process. Ekele Dala ĔKĔLEː DÄLÄ ™️ ????
Life, energy, friends, community, a wife and family one day, means to live life, stage to perform, cure for any ailment, purpose, cure for war/sickness/trouble.
Touring the world. Being a legend, meeting my hero’s. Becoming a hero to kids and others. Healing and loving and improving the world and the continent my ancestors were stolen from, African.
Loving my self always in the most flagrant loud way.
Hard Knock life by Jay Z or Sunshine by him. Maybe Hypnotize or Mo Money mo problems by Biggie Smalls.
Kanye West, Jay Z, TI, Lil Wayne, Logic, J Cole, Kendrick Lamar, Drake, Taylor Swift, Sade, Prince, Jay Electronica, Bananarama, Paramour, Korn, B52s, Beatles, Talking Heads, REM, Nirvana, RHCP, System of A Down, The Roots, Run the Jewels
Emotion and a cure for pain. Therapy and therapy for others or support for others. Kanye West is and will always be that for me. His music saved and changed my life. Don’t agree w the red hat though.
Healing, radical self love, balance. No limits. Virtue. Knowledge of self.
Untouchable. At home, my happy place. Where I belong. Euphoric.
Blurred lines. Who’s a fantasy based artist who is not? Who explains the consequences of constantly listening and digesting this music? It is irresponsible to make an artistic statement and not explain to impressionable kids and people who go to the lengths of killing other people to prove a point. The strength of music must be cultivated and cared for. If the artist says jump off a bridge the kids will do it. We gotta be responsible.
Loving it so far. Wish I could have had African phonetics in my name but it is what it is. Hopeful to connect w other rap and music newbies w potential and blackout focus.
Being a self taught musician. Learning to enjoy the journey. Positive vibes only.
Yes, going to events and gatherings. Paying hard earned money to be a part of a legendary high life event.
Tenacity, confidence, self love, knowledge of self.
Lecrae, Aha Gazelle, Bizzle, Gemstones, Bree Kay & Kari, KB, Reach Records, Humble Beast, Kidd, Asaiah Ziv