Portuguese born Rapper and Music Producer, Elson Barbosa found his passion for music during his teenage years.
Drama and struggle were surrounding his life from early years, from when his father and mother separated. Elsons Mother rose him by herself, Elson always turned to music to escape from negativity
From a young age Elson watched his auntie as she became a successful singer In Portugal, she toured all over Europe and Africa, Elson looked up to her, she was a huge inspiration to Elson. At this point, Elson idolizes Artists such and Michael Jackson, Usher, Timbaland, 50 Cent, Dr Dre and Boyz To Men.
In 2002, Elson moved to the UK with his mother and 3 year old brother. His mother was seeking a better future for both Elson and younger brother, they lived in London for a few months before moving to Peterborough.
'When we first moved to the UK my English was really poor, we had some difficult times, I had to get out there and break the nerves, even in school I was limited with what friends I could have because of the lack of communication, I was forced to overcome it and build up my confidence...'
In 2003 Elson gained an interest in music, that lead him to start experimenting with rhyme and flow, so he begun writing lyrics to rap music. During school years Elson spent a lot of time in the Music department with friends, they would play drums, piano, rap and sing.
'Whilst growing up I felt that there was a gap in the UK Music Industry for me, I felt like my creativity needed to be heard, I was developing my sound, based on the influences I had...'
In 2006 Elson started producing music using Fruity Loops, that initially caught the attention of local young artists, later other artists started noticing Elson was expanding as a producer.
'I've always liked to help people, I have always been told that I got a good ear, friends would often ask me for advice, whether it was production or rapping, I was always there to help...'
In 2008 Elson begun his media production course at the Peterborough Regional College, Music Production was a big element in the course, Elson was constantly in the studio, even on his days off, to improve his skills and knowledge, he learnt to set up recording studios as he worked with other students and engineers.
'Towards the end of my college course, I was feeling more passionate about my work and feeling confident that I could introduce a new flavor to the game, I know it was the right career path for me...'
In 2010, at the age of 20 Elson had his first baby girl, with this Elsons character started to change, it brought him so much joy, however Elson was going through some tough times with his previous partner, but the break up never stopped him, his grind was strong throughout the ups and downs!
In 2011 Elson took his music to a new level , as he matured his skills and experience which allowed him to take new steps within music and media career, he started building bridges within the industry and make connections with people who gave him priceless guidance. At this point, Elson found a new partner who became very encouraged to empower his music career.
Elson's creativity brings a unique sound to the Music Industry
In 2012 Elsons music continued to progress and being heard, even overseas. Elson began to get a bigger audience, with the support of social networks, which lead other music contacts to reach him. After settling with his girlfriend, was the birth of his 2nd baby girl who's his main inspiration to become successful, and give his family stability and be a positive role model.
The music industry is changing fast and Elson is taking a innovative approach to his music production, Elson will continue to break new ground as he continues to create new music. Music that is fresh and unique.