Edan (musician)

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Edan
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Background information
Birth name Edan Portnoy
Born Washington, D.C.[1]
Origin Rockville, Maryland, United States
Genres Alternative hip hop
Occupations Rapper, producer, DJ
Years active 1999–present
Labels Lewis Recordings
Associated acts Mr. Lif, Percee P, Cut Chemist, Insight
Website www.humblemagnificent.com

Edan Portnoy, better known mononymously as Edan, is an American alternative hip hop artist from Rockville, Maryland.[2] He is an alumnus of Berklee College of Music.[3]

Career[edit]

Edan released the first album, Primitive Plus, on Lewis Recordings in 2002.[4] It was described by The A.V. Club as "one of the year's most promising debuts".[5] He released the EP, Sprain Your Tapedeck, later that year.[6]

His second album, Beauty and the Beat, was released in 2005.[7] It features vocal contributions from Mr. Lif and Insight.[8]

Edan released the 29-minute mixtape, Echo Party, in 2009.[9][10][11]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Mixtapes[edit]

  • Fast Rap (2001)
  • Sound of the Funky Drummer (2004)
  • Echo Party (2009)

EPs[edit]

Singles[edit]

  • "Sing It, Shitface" (1999)
  • "Edan and Company Bring You the Raw Shit" (2000)
  • "Drop Some Smooth Lyrics" (2001)
  • "Mic Manipulator" b/w "Humble Magnificent" (2001)
  • "Emcees Smoke Crack Remixx" b/w "I'll Come Running Back 2 You" (2002)
  • "I See Colours" (2004)
  • "Fumbling Over Words That Rhyme" b/w "Beauty" (2005)
  • "Torture Chamber Remix" (2005)

Productions[edit]

Guest appearances[edit]

  • Count Bass D - "How We Met" from Dwight Spitz (2002)
  • Insight - "Unexplained Phenomena" from The Blast Radius (2004)
  • Cut Chemist - "Storm" from The Audience's Listening (2006)
  • Cut Chemist - "Mean Gene" from What's the Altitude (2006)
  • The Whitefield Brothers - "The Gift" from The Gift (2009)
  • Blu - "Ronald Morgan" from NoYork! (2011)
  • DJ Format - "Spaceship Earth" from Statement of Intent (2012)
  • Mr. Lif - "Get Wise '91" from Emergency Rations (2002)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Serwer, Jesse (April 19, 2005). "Edan: Psychic Out - XLR8R". XLR8R. 
  2. ^ Soroken, Lauren (December 10, 2009). "Edan: "The Universe's Answer to Mainstream Rap" - Heeb". Heeb. 
  3. ^ Rabin, Nathan (December 1, 2009). "Edan: Echo Party - Music - MusicalWork Review - The A.V. Club". The A.V. Club. 
  4. ^ Quinlan, Thomas (June 2002). "Edan - Primitive Plus - Hip-Hop Reviews - exclaim.ca". Exclaim!. 
  5. ^ Rabin, Nathan (June 3, 2002). "Edan: Primitive Plus - Music - MusicalWork Review - The A.V. Club". The A.V. Club. 
  6. ^ Kallman, Matt (May 13, 2002). "Edan: Sprain Your Tapedeck - Album Reviews - Pitchfork". Pitchfork Media. 
  7. ^ O'Connell, Jake (September 1, 2005). "Dusted Reviews: Edan - Beauty and the Beat". Dusted Magazine. 
  8. ^ Cohen, Dalia (April 2005). "Edan - Beauty And The Beat - Hip-Hop Reviews - exclaim.ca". Exclaim!. 
  9. ^ Patrin, Nate (December 1, 2009). "Edan: Echo Party - Album Reviews - Pitchfork". Pitchfork Media. 
  10. ^ Masterson, Patrick (January 12, 2010). "Dusted Reviews: Edan - Echo Party". Dusted Magazine. 
  11. ^ Kennedy, Adam (November 19, 2009). "BBC - Music - Review of Edan - Echo Party". BBC. 

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