Opaque (rapper)

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Opaque
Birth name Morten Aasdahl Eliassen
Also known as Mae
Born (1976-09-25) September 25, 1976 (age 38)
Genres Rap, Hip Hop
Occupation(s) Rapper, Songwriter
Years active 199?–present
Labels Tee Productions
Associated acts Tommy Tee, T.P. Allstars, diaz, Warlocks, Son Of Light, The Loudmouf Choir, Valuable Scamps

Morten Aasdahl Eliassen (born 25 September 1976), also known as stage name Opaque or the alias Mae, is a Norwegian rapper from Furuset in Oslo.[1]

He is signed to Tommy Tee's record label Tee Productions, and released the album Gourmet Garbage in 2001.[2]

In 2011 he appeared under the alias Mae (Morten Aasdahl Eliassen) on Jesse Jones debut album 12 blokker, 1 vei inn.

History[edit]

Opaque was in the group Valuable Scamps which he established with Small MC, Kenny Bong and DJ Daniel Gude.[1] After a few years the group disbanded, and he instead became associated with Tommy Tee's then newly established label Tee Productions. From 1997 to 2000, Opaque was a guest artist on releases from Warlocks, Tommy Tee, Helen Eriksen, N-Light-N (Now known as Son Of Light) and diaz. He also participated on Tee Productions compilation albums T.P. Allstars: Norske Byggeklosser and ScandalNavia Vol. 1.

Opaque & Kenny Bong have since been affiliated with The Loudmouf Choir, a distinctive group, which both Tommy Tee and the American rapper Sean Price are members of. The group is most noted for singing choruses on songs for artists like Smif-N-Wessun, Ken Ring, Krs-one and Buckshot. A single from their album Cameltoe named Skankboxx featuring Sean Price was released 16 December 2011.[1] The 13th of April 2012 their debut album Cameltoe was released.

Opaque is primarily an English-language rapper, but on some releases he raps in his native language under the alias Mae, among others on ScandalNavia Vol. 1 and Jesse Jones debut album 12 blokker, 1 vei inn.

Works[edit]

In 2001 he released his only solo album to date, Gourmet Garbage. The album was well received by critics and fans, and was nominated for Spellemannprisen 2001, but still only sold 3000 copies.[1][2] In the fall of 2011 Gourmet Garbage was ranked 23rd place in Morgenbladets poll of the best Norwegians albums ever.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Opaque". snl.no. Retrieved 16 February 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Opaque". ballade.no. 6 August 2006. Retrieved 16 February 2012. 

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