E-Life (real name Elvis de Oliveira) is a rapper from Rotterdam, Netherlands. He is also a DJ for radio station Juize FM.
E-Life started his music career with rap crew Dope Syndicate. DJ Raw Deal's move to the USA in 1995 prompted E-Life to go solo, touring through Europe. His first solo single, Stacked With Honors, came out a year later, in 1996. The song received a lot of airplay on the radio, but didn't make it to the charts. It was nominated for best hiphop song for the 1997 TMF Awards, and it allowed E-Life to perform with LL Cool J, Snoop Doggy Dogg, Ice Cube, the Wu-Tang Clan, Public Enemy, Blackstreet and Run DMC.
His second single, More Days To Come (1998) was E-Life's biggest hit, reaching sixth place in the Dutch charts. Its successors I Wonder Why and In Doubt '99 (both 1999) didn't make it to the Dutch charts, while K.I.T.A. (Bring It On) would drop from the charts after two weeks.
His second album, E=MC², was distributed throughout Europe. The album features contributions from Michael Franti and Postmen.
From 2002-2004, E-Life acted as the musical sidekick to comic Tom Rhodes on the late-night talk show Kevin Masters Show starring Tom Rhodes which aired on the Dutch Yorin television station.
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