Born and raised in Haiti where culture for rhythms and drums filled his younger years and found a way into Ehbert Talice’s post-modern hip hop that he creates today. While his roots still pose a large contribution to his music, his other worldly influences that also show his contemporary side and different style, were influenced by artists in the United States such as Kid Cudi and Erykah Badu. Talice moved to Las Vegas, Nevada in his teenage years and made his way into the local rap scene, then eventually releasing two mixes, back-to-back in 2011 and in 2012. Later on, his two mixes were mixed into one LP entitled Grind which had gotten nods from underground scene, one being ILTT. However, even though his successful burst of creativity helped his put his name out there, it slowly stopped as a painful time occurred in Talice’s life. During this hard time, Talice began reading Japanese proverbs, one of which reads: “the bamboo that bends is stronger than the oak that resists.”
Alice took that line to heart in his emotionally hard state and in order to help him through that time, he needed to be able to bend and grow stronger. When his hard time was slowly getting better, he knew he had to be sharper and on the ball. He called his new album Resilient as the songs on the album helped him deal with the many hard and darkest times of his life, but being able to see the light at the end of the tunnel helped his spread his words across. His single off the album, entitled Self Love is a song to tell people to love themselves no matter their race, creed, or sex.
Listen to Ehbert Talice here, and you be he judge of his work.