Great adversity really does create great success, at least for Eddi Projex, the Oakland, California native, currently at the forefront of the Bay Area rap scene. Eddi P’s lyrical style and ever-flowing format is heavily influenced by Numskull of The Luniz and Money B of Digital Underground. Eddi’s talent was recognized by Oakland icon Money B as Eddi was freestyling backstage. His skills landed him on the stage as Money B’s hype man. Eddi P was a natural, leading him to tour with The Luniz and Digital Underground at the young age of 16, hyping crowds and venues in New York, Los Angeles and across the United States.
In 2001, Eddi formed the rap trio The Hittaz on da Payroll. Together, they created two well-received albums throughout Oakland’s underground rap scene. They released Underground Like Dead People, PT. 1 and then Ghetto Storm: Presented by Numskull of the da Luniz in the same year. Having experienced touring with Bay Area legends and creating two successful albums with Hittaz On da Payroll, Eddi P was finally ready for the ultimate artist decision to showcase himself as a solo artist. Eddi gathered all his knowledge and experience and dropped, Eddi Projex Presents: Oakland Street Music, Vol. I.
Eddi Projex received recognition from his feature on Money B and Numbskull’s successful “Drank-A-Lot” single. The video was the Number #3 video on BET’s popular video show, Uncut Top Ten Videos. “Drank-A-Lot” gave the rest of the country insight into Bay Area artists. This landmark video reached the number 3 position behind hit makers 50 Cents with “Disco Inferno” at the number 2 position and Nelly’s “Tip Drill” video at Number 1.
Eddi Projex has obtained a successful career, which is only the beginning. His new solo album,“Now or Never” was the next step on Eddi’s successful path. The radio hits “On Like Me” and “Breezy as Ever” took radio by storm, getting massive spins & support by local radio stations KMEL and WILD. Fans responded positively towards Eddi’s radio success and embraced him as the new star of the Bay. Now Or Never was very successful and hosted a total of 5 songs with airplay on KMEL. Eddi Projex proved he could make hit records and was a force to be reckoned with in the industry. He also has been featured on remix songs with local artist such as Beeda Weeda “Turfs UP remix”, V-White “Oakland”, Laroo “20 bricks remix” and Sean Paul from the Young Bloodz “That’s wasp” that also are getting radio play on 106.1 KMEL.
Receiving radio spins once the Hyphy movement started to die off, gave Eddi an edge. This showed the bay area audience that he was not a Hyphy rapper and introduced them to a side that the mainstream world hadn’t heard. That world was Oakland’s infamous Underground Mob Music, which has existed for decades. Even though Eddi Projex tones down his lyrics for the radio, he still makes music for the streets and allows the listener to visualize Oakland’s poverty and despair. Though he has been compared to Tupac, T.I and Young Jeezy, Eddi’s abilities and talents secure his individuality in Hip Hop. His pure and urban rhyme scheme entices and captures the listeners. From his deceitfully clever metaphors, to his easy-going “Cadillac” classics, to his poetic street tales, Eddi Projex is destined to be side by side with the elite MC’s in the hip-hop industry and on his way to a successful career.