Baltimore-bred, Los Angeles-based emcee E Major presents the self-directed music video to Zodiac Freestyle, where he drops lyrics over Flying Lotus‘ “Zodiac“ instrumental. To that end, he finally achieved his dream of moving to Los Angeles, a gamble for an artist with the kind of support he commands in B-More. His 2011 album Better Than Yours had already made Baltimore City Paper’s top ten albums of 2010 – two years after dubbing his Majority Rules album “a classic” – by the time his 2010 hit Paper Runnin started doing the rounds on 92Q, later remixed by local legend DJ Booman. Wielding common-sense lyricism and a relaxed, persistent flow which presides on equal footing over boom-bap and trap alike, E’s shared stages with Lupe Fiasco, Wale, and Little Brother and has gotten the nod from Okayplayer, MTV, VH1 and DJ Booth. E’s new album Baltimore Bruin is set for an August release.
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