|E-Reign Artist Bio|
Emile Lapaix Jr., better known as E-Reign, is a hip hop artist from Long Island, New York. Introduced to hip hop culture at age 10, E-Reign
began writing raps after being profoundly influenced by Nas, 2Pac and LL Cool J. Regardless of their career trajectories, all of these artists were born in New York and implemented that Big Apple flavor and
mentality in all of their work, teaching E-Reign to keep the city close to him as he ventured out into the music industry and the world at large.
After originally starting out as part of a group recording in its basement with accessible resources, the rapper decided to take his solo career seriously, beginning to record hungrily and performing to improve his skill. Since then, E-Reign has been on a constant grind to establish himself in the industry, and lately the public has started to take notice; he was the recipient of the 2014 Forbes Music Inc. “Performance Artist of the Year” Award, was featured in The Source Magazine, The Hype Magazine and Hip Hop Weekly, and has had his records in radio rotations across the United States.
Throughout his journey, the rapper has been insistent on staying on top of his business and keeping his circle close to make sure that his career maintains dignity. In 2013, E-Reign and his engineer K Roc co-founded ESM Entertainment, an independent record label which manages and releases all of the rapper’s work.
In a short time, E-Reign has had over 50 performances across the East Coast, creating a rapport with Manhattan venues while promoting himself to larger audiences. This relentless work ethic and drive to push his career forward has allowed him to grace the stage alongside performers like DJ Kay Slay, Jae Millz and Jason Fox, among others.
E-Reign is currently preparing to tour overseas and promote his brand globally, as well as release his own clothing line, L3. The name stands for Longevity, Loyalty and Love, qualities that he exhibits in himself and looks to advocate throughout his career. The rapper also plans to release several singles in the upcoming months, further establishing his position as the Future of New York.
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Q: What's it like growing up in Mpls? Does the city have interesting stories about Prince? A: I only lived in Minneapolis until I was three, but I have fond memories of it. Even now that I live in a suburb of Minneapolis, I still feel like I'm a part of Minneapolis. I think a lot of Minnesotans have "Minneapolis Pride", even if they don't live in Minneapolis. Minneapolis has so many fun things to see and do, and the arts are very important here, with so many theaters and live shows. Prince put us on the map for music. I hear Prince stories everywhere I go in Minnesota. I've met so many people who were associated with Prince, including one of his dancers, and even a former Paisley Park employee working as a cashier at the local grocery store, so I've heard many Prince stories. I wish I could've been a Chanhassen resident when Prince was still alive, because I know that many Chanhassen residents saw him casually riding his bike around