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Elephant Phinix

Born in 1986 in Sunderland UK ,city of the black cats, moved to Athens Greece at an early age.Always was a music lover but the attraction towards the microphone & rapping started from just freestyling over beats & making tracks with friends like DJ Noaone around the age of 18.

"Athens Burns" was the beginning for him and the graffiti crew it represented helped him think out of the box and see rapping from a more serious prospective and give more attention to the lyrics.

Along with a group of friends they released an album called 'Psyclowns' in 2006 & in 2008 with the same group of artists an album called 'Fulleffekt-Take as needed', while at the same period of time  he released his first EP entitled 'Capital Rats'.

In 2009 he met Blend and their passion for sticky green poetry had the conclusion of 4 tracks on Blends album 'Sudden Death'. One of the tracks from the album 'Press Forward' was also released featuring remixes from producers such as BnC,Ekelon,B.Q & J.Melik and more. He also was featured on Kill Emil's debut  album 'The Corner' with 3 tracks. In 2012 he released his first album entitled 'Patience Is Gold' from Beat Quick.

In 2013 he participated in a compilation album featuring all Beatquick artists entitled 'We Like It Raw' and after that another EP was released: 'Halfaneye' (J.Spets / Elephant Phinix) with production by Leaf Dog.He released his second album 'The Gutter Twinz' with production by Noaone on the 10th of June.

2014 came with a lot of collaborations with other groups & mcs.Except that he released Four singles : 'The Cat, Toothless (Mononome RMX), Blind Talking To The Deaf  & The Providers'.Now he is in the making of his new album entitled 'Blood On Beats'.

In the past years he has opened & played with groups & artists such as Jeru The Damaja, Evidence, Sadat X of Brand Nubian, Diamond D, 2Mex, B Real of Cypress Hill & Psycho Realm, Shabaam Sahdeeq, RA The Rugged Man, Supernatural, Shyheim, Madlib & J Rocc, Kool Keith, Kutmasta Kurt, Imani from the Pharcyde, CunninLynynguists, Mr Lif,  Loop Troop Rockers, Dj Vadim, Wax Tailor, Dub Pistols, The Herbaliser, Gramatik, Thavius Beck, Noisia, Chinese man and Birdie Num Num.


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