New Altitudes: State of Mind
'That cat looks like that brother in Cooley High,... or at least, that's what cats used to say when I wore my Kangol and my black frame specs'. As president of Reddoktoba Productions, Coole High, also known as EL-Blen, brings you sounds from underwater, blastin' through the surface like a submarine missile with vivid metaphores, air-tight lyrics, and depth charging beats, Coole High along with his onterage is sure to be one underground cat that stays floatin'! Brooklyn born, product of the 70's, EL-BLEN has always been inspired to follow his musical calling, by his father who played the saxophone. 'Well, we all pretty much know about the 'BROKEN HOME' stuff by now and that's what happened to me'. Times definitely got rough, though not as bad as some folk; 'I lived like a celly, still mobile though'. Born in Ft Greene, moved to Brownsville, BedStuy, Crown Heights, East New York, back to Da Heights, Flatbush (REPRESENT to da FULLEST) then to Cypress Hills, for now... 'My moms gets out of this world love for not leavin me behind as a shorty', nuff said! The knowledge is immense with travels and personal experiences that lace the beats with compliments so nice, you'll wonder if this is all coming from one source or many! Rocking several open mics including, The Tea Party, Boston Comedy Club, Vivid, Wetlands, to name a few he has or will be bombin'. The Message is clear: hear Da Lyrics, feel DA Tracks, and you'll soon come close to the thought process of Coole High, also known as EL-BLEN . . . . .