Wes Felton (W. Ellington Felton, Dub Ell) is an African-American singer/poet/actor/emcee born and raised in Washington DC.
Wes Felton had a very musical upbringing. His father is Hilton C. Felton, a jazz pianist who had performed with George Benson, Grant Green and many others. Wes has a son named Tobias.
Wes Felton started out with a lot of open mic nights. As a teenager he performed on the Lollapalooza tour and at the Apollo Theater. Ellington has been on stage with Mos Def, De La Soul, Meshell Ndegocello and with his mentor UK Soul legend Omar. He has been crowned "the future folk-soul hero" by Complex Magazine for his vocals on Prince Paul's Politics of the Business album.
His collaboration with JLaine and TFox under the name Antithesis has so far resulted in two releases on Tasteful Licks. W. E. Felton has also been working with Raheem Devaughn. Together they are The Crossrhodes.
Felton studied theater for four years at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. In 1999, he starred in the critically acclaimed hip-hop play Rhyme Deferred, performed at the Kennedy Center, the National Black Theatre Festival, and the Nuyorican Poets Café. Ellington had a role in Multitudes of Mercies, a movie that aired on BET worldwide Dec 1, 2005 as a part of World AIDS Day. His most recent film with the Thievery Corporation is called Babylon Central.
Wes Felton started writing when he was 13. He has so far published two books of poetry.