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E.L.I.A.S The Profit 2015 XXL FRESHMAN FEATURED ARTIST
Joshua "E.L.I.A.S the Profhit" is an Hip Hop Artist hailing from the Ohio Valley. Now residing in Weirton, WV this inspiring artist burst into the scene competing and winning non-hip hop competitions at the age of 14, forcing the judges to open a new category
In the summer of 2014 the up and coming American artist released his highly praised first single "HEADSTRONG", and hasn't stopped since. He is now prepping his highly anticipated first mixtape "#ProfhitPropaganda: Hip Hops Savior" using the mixtape to demonstrate what he stands for and vows to not rap about the usual topics commonly bragged in the rap world: money, violence, sex, drugs. With his incomparable style of inspiring lyrism mixed with authentic truth, E.L.I.A.S has racked up an outstanding worldwide following on all major social media websites including You tube and Facebook and stacked up over 10,000 song plays globally in record breaking time. He is the first ever West Virginia hip hop artist to perform at major church competition "Winter Fest" and has won countless awards for his poetry, including "Young Writers for The Future"
Raised in Northern Kentucky and started writing rap music and poetry at a young age. He developed his writing skill and decided to take his music career more seriously. He refers to himself as "Red Spade" and even went as far as having his logo designed to have a Red Spade instead of the traditional "Black" Spade.The Red Spade symbolizes his ability to stand out from the rest of those who he has been categorized with. As a person and as an artist, ACE represents those who have been through similar struggles that he speaks about in his music. The idea of "Red Spade Music" is Music for those who go through struggle and find the strength to get through it without falling to it
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